Homeless Individuals Rescue Injured Shih-Tzu

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In downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., two homeless individuals came across a one-year-old injured shih-tzu they couldn’t leave behind. The dog’s back legs were broken and the pet walked on just his front legs.

The good Samaritans rescued the dog but knowing they couldn’t keep the pet or help him, they took him to the nearest fire station. Grand Rapids firemen transported the dog, dubbed Blitz, to Kent County animal shelter and from there the pet was moved to Kelley’s Animal Clinic in Walker, Mich., where he is receiving the medical help he needs.



Blitz was examined by Dr. James Kelley and it was determined the young dog had serious fractures to his hind legs. The dog required pins to stabilize the bones and correct the fractures.

“He was in pretty bad condition,” said Dr. Kelley. “He couldn’t walk at all on either one of his back legs. To this day he walks only on his front feet. Once in a while he puts the leg down in back, but most of the time he’s walking on his front feet.”

Kelley’s Animal Clinic asked the community to help pay for the dog’s medical costs and animal lovers have come forward to donate funds to help Blitz get back on all four.

If it wasn’t for the homeless people who found and rescued Blitz, the little injured dog wouldn’t be alive today. The dog has a long road to recover, but once healed he will be available for adoption trough Kelley’s Heart-To-Heart Pet Adoption Center.

If you would like to help Blitz, you can make an online donation. To learn more about the dog, visit Kelly’s Animal Clinic.

25 thoughts on “Homeless Individuals Rescue Injured Shih-Tzu”

  1. I live near, and am in Grand Rapids frequently. There are MANY homeless people there, and, last winter, The Great Lake Effects made it one of the most miserable places you can imagine – especially in which to be homeless (look where it is on a map if you do not know) – last year’s Ice Storm left my family’s home with no power for the 8 days surrounding Christmas, which meant no heat or hot water, among other things. This year is supposed to be as bad. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO –

    If you wish to contribute to the two individuals whom rescued this dog (as I have seen many suggest) – please make sure it is done in a private way. Otherwise, very desperate people may injure an animal in order to “fake rescue” it, in order to get monetary or material rewards. Even with a decent home last winter, we suffered more than I can ever remember in winter. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO –

    Maybe make a donation to Blitz’s care, but also to a GOOD homeless shelter in Grand Rapids THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thank God for those 2 people. I pray that you get housing soon and a speedy recovery to that sweet little baby


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