Three Legs Will Do

When Jake was given up by his family, his first stop was at another shelter. During walks staff noticed Jake was limping, but they could not see why. An X-ray revealed an old fracture. Unable to perform the surgery necessary to help him, the shelter transferred him to PAWS.

Our medical team tried to save Jake's leg. However, Jake was far from an ideal patient. Having a splint meant more down time than he preferred. Being confined to a kennel was not nearly as fun as going on walks and spending time with dog buddies. It became clear that Jake would never sit still long enough for the break to fully heal, so PAWS' veterinarians removed Jake's unusable limb.

Jake never missed it. In fact, he hardly realized he was in recovery at all, and wanted to go everywhere with his foster parents. Once he was healed and back at the shelter, volunteers marveled at the boundless energy and enthusiasm Jake had for every thing around him.

In September, three months after coming to PAWS, Jake fi nally found his forever home with the Eagers. They had seen many dogs they liked, but Jake was the one. Don Eager reports that Jake loves to swim and outruns almost every other dog at the park. Not bad for having only three legs! Don is thankful for all of PAWS' efforts and for helping his family fi nd their perfect "love bug."

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