Dog Who Lost Foot in a Bear Trap Fighting for a Better New Year

“Wooly is still fearful and he is still in pain, but every day he becomes a little braver. We are behind Wooly every step of the way, no matter how long it takes.”

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This story comes from Second Chance Rescue:

Wooly was abandoned over a year ago in Dallas, TX, and was finally captured in November of this year. He was frozen with fear and in absolutely horrific shape: cuts and wounds all over his body and face, a missing front foot and an injured back leg that he was forced to drag behind him.   Neighbors to the area he was found in told us that he had a bear claw trap caught on his foot for weeks until it finally fell off, together with the foot.

What we didn’t know is how extensive his injuries were until he was brought in for medical treatment. Due to the massive amounts of open wounds on his body, he was shaved down and it became evident that Wooly had been fighting for his life since the day he was abandoned. His face is a map of scars; his body shows the trauma he endured for over a year. Due to the bear claw trap attached to his foot, Wooly was never able to fight back when he was attacked by other dogs, wild animals and humans who meant him harm.

Thanks to the amazing work of our Dallas partners, Wooly finally knew what it was like to be safe. He is now in foster in NY and has continued making the progress he started while in foster in TX. But it will be a long road to recovery.


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Wooly is still fearful and he is still in pain, but he is improving daily. Every day he becomes a little braver, every day he manages to test his limits just a little bit more. We are behind Wooly every step of the way, no matter how long it takes.

Now Wooly needs your help. His leg is infected and he reinjures his stump daily. He is scheduled for amputation surgery this week.

Please stand behind him with us, help him rise and live the life he so deserves. He will never be lonely again, he will never long for love or go another night without a meal. He will only know kindness and compassion, his worst days are behind him and it’s up to us to make up for lost time. While we cannot begin to imagine what his past has been like and the demons he has faced, we can ensure his future is warm and filled with love.

Please share and donate from your heart. As always your donations are tax deductible and your contributions allow us to continue giving dogs like Wooly their second chance.

If you would like to see this be the last day Wooly spends in pain, please CLICK HERE to donate.


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170 thoughts on “Dog Who Lost Foot in a Bear Trap Fighting for a Better New Year

  1. Wow! And the neighbours left him all this time without help? Do not you love humans with their insensitive feelings and passiveness when innocent and helpless souls are suffering?

  2. I need to have a word, along with my two friends, (Louisville and Slugger), with the “neighbors” who watched this pitifully cruel event unfold. What person, with a beating heart, could just watch the horror of what happened to this pup???

  3. Traps. Lets make this abomination illegal this year. If it’s not okay for your dog or cat to suffer and die in one it shouldn’t be okay for any animal to. Cowards and lazy people use traps.

  4. Great people. Let a dog suffer like that. Should be ashamed. That sweet baby. Thank you for helping him. Let us know how Wooley is doing.

  5. How the hell could they know this and not help this poor dog. WTF is wrong with people. I pray this beautiful dog finds a wonderful, compassionate family, who will love him for the rest of his life.

  6. WTh and the neighbors did nothing but watch this dog suffer! OMG they should be arrested for animal abuse! What the hell is wrong with these people? If they weren’t smart enough to do something at least call someone who would! Grrrr this really makes my blood boil, and these fools probably have children too!!

  7. For the neighbors who let that dog suffer I have a wish for you: May the full horror of what you have done be visited upon you, soonest!

  8. Shitty person who put out the trap and an even shittier group of “neighbors” who watched an animal suffer and did NOTHING!

  9. I agree why did neighbors do nothing they were cruel!! They could have st minimum called animal control this is do sad I can’t even imagine the pain the dog suffered. I will pray for the dog, Andrew for the neighbors what goes around comes around. Someday they will meet their maker-cruelty is hard you explain at the rainbow bridge which God and Angeles oversee

  10. Check air traps illegal in 49 States the only state that allows their traps is Alaska and even there it’s not bear traps there are certain kinds of traps that would not make an animal suffer and the people are required to check these traps every day

  11. What???!!! How cruel. Yes why didn’t they call police?
    The owners of the house in front of ours left their German Shepherd on the property and I guess had each new tenant agree to take care of him. Being a shepherd he began getting lame in his rear legs and he would cry. The tenants didn’t care so I reported the situation to the humane society and HPD. They contacted the landlord who said the dog was alright but they were to take the dog to the vet and show them the vet’s report. They said the dog was too big to take so they had to find a vet to come to the property. Poor dog was taken away and I’m sure was put down. He was old and in so much pain he couldn’t walk.

  12. Why did the neighbors watch him suffer call the authorities so this poor dog could get some help gee’s. Glad he was finally rescued

  13. gee thanks to the neighbors.Wooly doesnt trust a soul and is missing a foot.Very sad.But Im glad he is getting back to normal if that will ever happen!

  14. neighbors spent weeks watching him suffer with it until his foot fell off.” WHAT???? They need a good hurting. When I read stuff like this, I’m ashamed to be human

  15. God Bless you Baby!! Wish you lots of love and happiness for the future ?
    Plp need to get their lazy asses up and help someone or animal in need of help!!! Wake up!!

  16. Wtf is with those neighbors omg wtf is wrong with people wow every time I get on Facebook and think I have heard one of the worst stories about animals another one comes along to show me that the human race is fucked up more then anyone could imagine I would like to curb stomp the asshole that put the trap down and and take a baseball bat to the people that just watched this poor dog suffer till they can only eat through a tube

  17. Good God, can you imagine the pain that dog endured until the foot fell off!? why couldn’t the witnesses set him free or get help sooner!? thank God he is safe now!

  18. So thankful he is safe and loved now.. those disgusting pieces of shit that watched the suffering and doing nothing. . Karma is a bitch one way or another. Walk on eggshells scumbags, you never know what will happen.

  19. There are some really evil shitty humans in this world 🙁 sorry you had to endure so much pain puppy but you are in safe hands now 🙂 God bless you for saving him xx

  20. As usual people being assholes, let’s all watch a dog caught in a trap and do nothing, ducking retards I’d like to put the trap around the person that did this AND the neighbors that did nothing

  21. How cld anyone watch him for weeks and not help??? That is so cold hearted. They waited til his foot fell off?? Wow, that’s so sad. Shame on the owners, and shame on the neighbors.

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