Until now, you’ve most likely heard the petition made by lots of animal lovers out there: Don’t shop, please adopt!
Despite the fact that there are legitimate breeders out there, animal shelters keep on filling up consistently with destitute animals. In spite of the numerous animals needing a family, many people are picky and need a particular sort of dog breed for their home.
Dog raisers are frequently blamed for caring more about benefits than the animals themselves. There are numerous reported cases of breeders disregarding the creatures they have profit from.
This is Howie’s story.
Howie is a 3-month-old beagle who was rescued from the back room of a beagle breeder’s home. Despite the fact that there werenâ€™t many details about the rescue, it’s not difficult to make a picture in your head of what the rescuers found.
The poor dog was in horrible shape, and had obviously been paralyzed from his birth.
Look at the pictures to see how rescuers helped him.
Howieâ€™s first few months of life were rough.
The small pup was stuck and paralyzed in the back room of a breederâ€™s home.
Thanks to the Brunswick Countryâ€™s Animal Protective Services who saved the little beagle from the loveless home he had been raised in, after they investigated the owner.
Luckily for Howie, his hard days ended from the moment he was saved from the breederâ€™s home.
Mose Highsmith and his wife offered to be his foster parents, so he started with his new life.
Despite of his abilities, the young dog was energetic and ready for adventures.
His foster parents bought him a wheelchair so he could do things what dogs do best â€“ run around!
â€œHe has adapted to it very well. He is really fast and has learned to move around things.â€
Howieâ€™s foster parents bring him to physical therapy five days a week in order to help with his recovery.
They hope that one day; heâ€™ll be able to walk alone.
Howie’s physical recuperation sessions include a lot of time in the water doing swimming activities, and after that he is moved to normal outside play and practice later in the day.
“He has made extremely obvious progress,” Tolley said.
“He can now step with his back legs before losing balance.”
As soon as they feel he is ready, his foster parents plan on giving him up for adoption.
Heâ€™s become a very friendly and social dog by introducing him to other kids and animals in his chic wheelchair.
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