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Stray Dog Who Lost Leg In A Trap Is Flooded With Adoption Applications


Veterinarians first thought that 1 year old Vision, the stray dog, could not be saved. Animal Control found that in Michigan he was emaciated and missing part of his hind leg. Despite everything, he was overly kind and loving. He hid his pain well, and so the rescue workers agreed that he deserved a chance to fight.

With the help of hopeful vets, Vision was taken to the emergency room, where his leg was completely amputated. It was a lot to handle for a young dog, but after a month he is better than ever. Vision makes sure his missing leg and rough past aren’t slowing him down.

Image: @ MackenziesAnimalSanctuary / Facebook

The same vision

Animal Control received a call stating that they saw a dog walking around with a mutilated leg. So an officer picked up the puppy and took him to the vet. The first vet they visited wasn’t ready to save him. Instead, they suggested putting him to sleep, but the officer refused to give up. So they took him to Mackenzie’s animal shelter, where they were confident he would get the help he needed.

The dog was incredibly thin and its back leg had been torn off. Officials suspected it was trapped. The sanctuary staff immediately got to work, doing everything possible to ease his pain and to feed him.

“We all had the same vision,” said Autumn Russell-Huber, Mackenzie’s general manager. “He would make it, he would heal, and he would find a loving home forever.”

Vision Vet CareImage: @ MackenziesAnimalSanctuary / Facebook

The staff named him Vision in honor of his determination to survive. They took him to the Family Friends Veterinary Hospital the next day, where his hind leg was amputated. He was such a soldier all along.

“Given the suffering the dog must have been through, its behavior was remarkable,” said the sanctuary. “He allowed staff to look at his leg, hand-feed him, look at the sores around his mouth, and use the IV without incident.”

He is ready for his new life!

Just one day after Vision’s operation, he got up and was already walking on his remaining three legs. The sanctuary continues to properly care for him, but he would never have survived if everyone hadn’t thought about it quickly. If he had been euthanized like the first recommended vets, he would never have gotten this second chance in life.

Vision leg amputatedImage: @ MackenziesAnimalSanctuary / Facebook

About a month later, Vision completely healed from his procedures. And in no time it was flooded with potential adopters, so staff had to put it on hold until all current applications were reviewed. Fortunately, this brave pup could be brought to his eternal home very soon!

Vision’s medical coverage ended up being over $ 4,500, but it was well worth it. Thanks to many kind donations, the sanctuary has already raised over US $ 2,715 for its care. They always strive to accept more donations for Vision and all other rescue animals. When you can, donate to Mackenzie’s animal shelter. Vision looks forward to the amazing life that lies ahead!

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Robert Dunfee