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Hunter Gave Up On His Paralyzed Dog So They Swore To Do The Opposite

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on February 22, 2023

An uncaring hunter gave up on one of his dogs when she became paralyzed. As the pup lay there, petrified because she was unable to move, the one person she trusted turned his back on her.

Thankfully, she ended up in the kind hands of the rescue group Galgos del Sol, located in Spain. They quickly decided, no matter what, they would help the pup walk again!


The paralyzed dog, named Avellana, never complained, despite her condition. She even wagged her tail when the volunteers sat with her. They used an exercise ball and special mats to stimulate her body. They cheered her on when she moved her back leg on her own! The volunteers took her for walks in a special pushcart for fresh air. While Avellana was dealt an unfair hand, she was now surrounded by love and support.


Avellana watched the other rescue dogs play while on her walks and longed to join in. The more the rescuers cheered Avellana on, the more motivated the brave dog became. As her body strengthened enough for her to stand on her own, the rescuers jumped up and down, full of joy. To see the tenacious dog, and what happens next, scroll on down. We are so grateful for Galgos del Sol! Thank you for never giving up on Avellana!

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