Everything surrounding the dumping of five, 5-week-old puppies abandoned near a vacant sub division was a mystery. How long had they been there? Who could of done this? How could they, at such a tender age, survive on their own?
To the rescuers who found the dogs, their outcome would be no mystery to them at all. That’s because the Henry County Animal Care and Control located in rural Georgia, has a very strict policy that any dog determined to be a bully breed that comes into their facility can not be placed up for adoption. In other words, they are usually taken to the back and euthanized, if they can’t find homes immediately. Jason Flatt who works for the organization Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue said,
“Basically, if a pit bull is found as a stray, they do a three-day stray hold. And after that, they euthanize them.”
Flatt, works for one of a handful of organizations in the area who actually work to rescue pit bulls trapped in shelters from certain death. And so when the shelter called him and asked if he could take three orphans, he did not hesitate whatsoever.
Flatt went to work taking to social media, and a syndicate of rescues he works with, to spread the word about the orphans so they could find foster homes.
And just like that, these precious pups named Krissy, Nugget and Sunshine, found themselves foster homes in little to no time, all thanks to Flatt and Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue.
Of all these adorable pups, one stands out the most. Her name is Sunshine, and she is missing her front paw.
“We don’t know if it was a birth defect. We don’t know if was chopped off. It’s hard to tell.”
Sunshine, however, doesn’t know that she is missing her front foot. The jovial pup pumps her fist, and gives a paw on command, not ever noticing that anything is wrong with her at all. Flatt took Sunshine to a veterinarian who told him she would be a good fit for a prosthetic splint, that could help her get around better. She was outfitted with one recently, and has taking a liking to it with her trademark enthusiasm.
As she grows older, Sunshine will need up to four prosthetic paws, to help her as she ages and her bones grow as Flatt explained,
“You can’t fit her with just one prosthetic because she’s still growing. Basically, every couple of months, they’ll refit her for a new prosthetic.”
Fortunately, thanks to the people who refused to leave her side, Sunshine will grow into a beautiful, very grateful dog who will never take love for granted. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
To learn more about what the Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, please visit their website and consider making a donation.
[Source Story: Fido4ever ]