Dog with Three Broken Legs Learns to Walk Again

An abused little dog was left to die on a Florida road with three broken legs, but his life changed when Purrs and Whiskers Shelter came to his rescue.

When Chance, an American Staffordshire terrier, was rescued back on April 4, 2014, he was a broken dog. He was just 13-weeks-old and his previous owner tossed him from a moving vehicle while driving down Michigan Ave. in Cocoa, Fla. The puppy was skin and bones, and on top of his malnourished state he was now left with three broken legs.

Photo Credit: Craig Rubadoux, FLORIDA TODAY
Photo Credit: Craig Rubadoux, FLORIDA TODAY

 

The abused little dog was left to die on the road but his life changed when Purrs and Whiskers Shelter came to his rescue.

Chance had a broken left front ankle, a broken right front shoulder and a broken right rear knee, but after four surgeries and months of rehabilitation, the young dog – now eight-months-old – is as good as new.

“He was just in so much pain,” Mona Motz, Chance’s foster mom told WTSP. “But his activity level increased as he got feeling better. We had to take him for bandage changes pretty much every week, because he would chew them.”

According to Motz, they even used duct tape around the dog’s casts to protect them from the puppy’s constant chewing. “It looked like Redneck Dog Rescue, but once [Chance] got used to running on those suckers, man, he was little Mr. You-Can’t-Stop-Me.”

This energetic dog had to learn once again how to walk, and thanks to his foster mom, Chance is now ready to go to his forever home.

If you would like to learn more about Chance and fill an adoption application, contact the Central Brevard Humane Society at 321-636-3343 or visit www.crittersavers.com.

27 thoughts on “Dog with Three Broken Legs Learns to Walk Again

  1. Why are animals thrown from moving cars? You hear so many of these horror stories. I don’t understand why anyone would do this. Take the poor thing to a shelter.

  2. He’s a very handsome boy. Did they catch the scum that did this? If so, would it be ok if I take him for a little ride in my car?

  3. Don’t understand the callous mentality of throwing a dog from a moving car, very sick people. So glad this dog received the love and care he deserves x

  4. OMG, the headlines took my breath away. I can’t believe a dog in that condition was saved by someone. That is truly amazing

  5. Absolutely breaks my heart to read and hear of animal cruelty. The saddest thing is that it continues to happen. The incidents just get more horrific. This has to stop!!! Thank god for all the ppl that rescue, help and love these abused animals. And for the animals will to survive the meanness done to them and still love and forgive humans is truly an unconditional love.

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