Here is TJ's story:
Sometimes, rescue work can seem overwhelming. "Am I going to be able to help this poor dog? Is he too far gone?"
TJ was found living on the streets, a pile of garbage for his bed. He had mange and what hair he had left was matted and as hard as a turtle's shell. TJ had no use of his back legs and was covered in feces.
West Coast Animal Rescue decided to help. They brought him into their rescue and straight to their vet. After being cleaned up, it was obvious that the puncture wounds around his spine were from a much larger dog. What wasn't so obvious was that his back left leg wasn't completely paralyzed. Hydrotherapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture were recommended. If he would ever walk again or even be helped by a wheelchair, he needed to regain his strength.
TJ is a lesson in determination, will and the power of love. Only a few months after his rescue, TJ is a different dog; loved by many, healthy and mobile!
This is TJ now:
TJ is available for adoption through West Coast Animal Rescue: www.westcoastanimalrescue.org
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