A puppy’s rear paws were amputated by a vet student who used the dog as a practice patient in Miramar Beach in Goa, India. Prince, a 14-month-old mixed breed was discovered crying in a flooded field as a puppy; he had been hiding under a bush when found by a Good Samaritan.
And thus began the story of hope for Prince; a defenseless little puppy who was rescued by a man walking his own dog when the shocking discovery was made. According to the Daily Mail, British tourist Chris Holmyard picked up the puppy and took him to the local animal shelter where a veterinarian examining the sweet pooch believed the suspicious injury and the clean amputation of his rear paws indicated it had been done by a vet trainee.
“The next day I took the puppy to the Animal Hospital in Campal and the vet agreed. She said it looked so purposeful it was probably an amputation by someone who was practicing to become a vet,” stated Chris. “It was so tragic he was abandoned afterwards.”
Back at the shelter, the puppy’s rear paws had started to heal, and Chris had no intentions of taking the puppy home until he noticed Prince had been losing weight and was covered in fleas and ticks. After three weeks, Chris took the puppy away and brought him back to the vet who urged Chris to humanely euthanize Prince since his quality of life had deteriorated, and what could be his chances of ever being adopted?
Chris wouldn’t give up, and nursed the dog back to health. He is now preparing to move back to the United Kingdom and is raising the funds to transport Prince and get him a special wheelchair.
(Photos of rear paws via Daily Mail screenshots and Caters)
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Check out Prince’s video here…. such a determined pooch!