Isaac Gonzalez was riding his dirt bike in Riverside, Calif., with a few of his friends when they found an injured and abandoned puppy on the side of the road. Instead of ignoring the dog and driving away, the teens decided to stop and help the pet.
“When we saw him he was dragging his back legs,” said Gonzales.
After giving the tiny dog some water and taking him to a vet, the young rescuers learned the dog they named Ninja is a three-month-old pup with fractured back legs.
No one knows for sure what happened to little Ninja. We can speculate the dog was probably tossed from a moving car, or abandoned to his own fate and then hit by a vehicle. What’s certain is that the small dog was hurt and needed help. That help came in the form of compassionate teenagers.
After the vet examined the pet it was determined the puppy has some control of his back legs, but later x-rays showed exactly what was wrong with the dog.
The exams concluded Ninja’s legs were fractured and he needs four surgeries to repair his legs. Each surgery costs $1,800 but the teens can’t afford paying this on their own.
The puppy is happy to have been rescued. He enjoys the love Gonzales and his friends give him. Ninja learned to walk with just his front legs but he longs to be a normal dog again and run free on all four legs.
Gonzales has raise $725 but a lot more is needed to help the little dog get back to normal.
Follow Ninja on Instagram and keep up with updates about his recovery.