ABUSED PIT BULL PUPPY GETS “NEW” PAW - “She was lying on the ground, her front paw severed, her leg infected, her body gaunt from starvation. The kids carried the pup back to their mother, who bandaged the paw and promptly called Animal Services…”
Last Spring, a Pit Bull named Debbie was discovered with terrible injuries by children in the Miami area. She was starving and one of her paws had been severed. Debbie was taken in by 1 Lucky Dog Rescue who arranged for a prosthetic paw through Around and About, Inc. Debbie was then fitted for a new paw at ABC Prosthetics and Orthotics, who has donated a paw and services for Debbie. Read more from the Orlando Sentinel:
A couple of children playing in a Hialeah neighborhood — where county law prohibits people from owning pit bulls — found Debbie last spring when she was only a couple of months old. She was lying on the ground, her front paw severed, her leg infected, her body gaunt from starvation. The kids carried the pup back to their mother, who bandaged the paw and promptly called Animal Services — which, in turn, took the dog to Michelle Rodriguez, co-founder of 1 Lucky Dog Rescue.
"She was very scared but very sweet," Rodriguez says. "We don’t know what happened to her paw, but because it was taken off so cleanly, it looked like it was intentionally cut."
And now, Debbie has her fourth — and perhaps final — prosthetic, at least for a while. ABC donated the labor and new limb, as it has for other dogs. The latest model, with its molded plastic, cushioned liner and hinge-shaped carbon-fiber foot, is worth about $600.
Debbie was since been adopted and she seems to be doing fine. Click here for the full story, here to learn about 1 Lucky Dog Rescue, and here for more about ABC Prosthetics and Orthotics (Photos from their Facebook page).