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While Driving, Dog Struggling On Sidewalk Comes Into Man’s View

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 May 28, 2024

It’s heartbreaking to see an injured, homeless animal in desperate need of help. Dogs are vulnerable creatures, and living on the streets makes things so much harder. Imagine what a dog like the one in this story has to go through just to find food and shelter. It’s unthinkable! A sweet dog struggled to move, making it difficult for him to do much of anything until a man noticed him and decided to intervene. As soon as he parked his car, the man approached the limping dog. Despite his difficulties, the dog was quite friendly and appreciated the attention. The man gave him something to eat, which the dog enjoyed immensely.


The dog sensed the man’s intent to help, although he couldn’t express his needs. The man went on with his day but saw the dog still in the same spot on his return. Feeling sympathetic, he fed the dog again and provided some water. He then decided to seek help from a veterinary clinic.


A veterinarian arrived quickly and diagnosed the dog with a severe skin infection and paralysis in his hind legs from past injuries. Sadly, the vet confirmed that the dog would never walk normally again, but they were committed to improving his quality of life. They cleaned his matted fur, bathed him to eliminate fleas, and treated him for worms. Clean and fed, the dog’s spirits visibly lifted.


The man gave the dog a ball, which thrilled him, and then set out to build a custom wheelchair to aid his mobility. Once the wheelchair was fitted, the dog hesitated to move until he was enticed by treats. His initial movements were shaky, but with encouragement and practice, he became steadier and even managed to run.


Following the vet’s advice, the man took the dog for daily walks, which the dog thoroughly enjoyed. He also took the dog on various outings, including picnics, trips to the supermarket, and visits to restaurants, where the dog always behaved impeccably.

Moved by their bond, the man decided to adopt the dog, unable to envision a life without his new, endearing companion. For the dog, life became a series of joyful moments with those he loved most. This story illustrates the profound impact of rescuing and providing a home to a dog, highlighting the importance of giving these animals a chance to enhance our lives positively.

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