A 12-week-old paralyzed Chihuahua puppy is having a very difficult time beginning her life. Brought into a vet hospital in Los Angeles on Sunday by her owner to be euthanized, the little one is also blind and deaf. It is suspected this may have been a neglect or abuse case. Veterinarians feel the puppy may have been dropped on her head causing extensive neurological damage.
The puppy has just arrived at Dharma Rescue, an all breed cat and dog animal rescue located in Torrance, California. As of this time, the puppy’s prognosis is unknown, but she will be receiving further testing to assess what treatment will be the best. You can follow her story, which is just beginning today, on the organization’s Facebook page.
It is worthy to note that Dharma Rescue’s special program entitled DAWGS (Disable Animals Who Generously Serve) enrolls disabled and senior dogs and teaches them to be service dogs serving the community at schools, airports and senior senior centers. It will be interesting to follow this puppy’s future and watch how her life – no matter what her physical challenges – will do to make a positive difference in this world. Pet Rescue Report will be following this little pup’s progress, and we will let you know. To help with her veterinarian expenses, donations can be made by clicking here.
(Photos of paralyzed puppy courtesy of Facebook via Jasmin Gabay Kimball and Dharma Rescue)
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