649 - 𝐀𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐞 𝐃𝐨𝐠 𝐒𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐀 𝐏𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐋𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐓𝐨 𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐇𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐬

Unfortunately, not every puppy in this world gets to be born into a happy and loving family.

A sweet pup named Harold entered the world in less fortunate circumstances as he was born into a puppy mill that lacked the comfort and care every pup deserves.

The puppy mill was extremely overfilled, and the animals that were bred there were at a high risk of developing serious congenital defects, and Harold wasn’t an exception.

Luckily, when a kind hooman saw his suffering, they decided to buy him for $7,000 and show him what it was like to live a life fit for an adorable pup like himself.

Finally Safe

When he arrived at his new home, Harold was suffering from an initial upper respiratory infection. His hooman managed to nurse him back to health but then, all of a sudden, Harold lost the ability to use his back legs.

After conducting some tests on him, the hoomans realized that it was actually due to the curvature of his spine caused by excessive overbreeding at the puppy mill. Harold’s condition resembles scoliosis, but unfortunately, it eliminated all sensations in his hindquarters.

Unfortunately, Harold’s owner was feeling very overwhelmed so they decided to surrender him to Dallas DoggRRR, a group of dedicated, animal-loving volunteers that help rescue dogs with their main focus being in Southeast Dallas.

As soon as they had Harold in their care, they rushed him to the hospital, where he spent two days. His stay at the Dallas hospital wasn’t so pleasant, as he had a lot of struggles with eating without regurgitating.

The veterinary team decided to perform exploratory surgery on this sweet boy, and that is how they found ulcerations and a stricture in his intestines, as well as abdominal adhesions. Unfortunately, that wasn’t all. There were also swollen lymph nodes, elevated liver values, and gastro fluid in his abdomen and esophagus.

Luckily, his incredible vet team worked on getting Harold in the best shape possible, making his stay a little longer than anticipated.

Unfortunate News.

Harold stayed at the Dallas DoggRRR for years, but he didn’t mind at all. He loved spending his time with the loving staff, volunteers, as well as all of the furry friends he met there.

Every single day was full of fun and adventure, making him forget about his medical condition and allowing him to totally embrace his new, happy life. Unfortunately, one sad weekend, Harold crossed the rainbow bridge, leaving everybody he ever came across completely heartbroken.

“Harold’s character was larger than life and to say he leaves a giant hole in our hearts is an understatement. His little body just gave out on him. We are so grateful that he enjoyed his life to the fullest every day. His legacy will live on with DogRRR Nation as we all work together to help change the plight of animals in need,” shared the Dallas rescue on their Facebook.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank every hooman or animal who has made Harold’s life easier and allowed him to live a life full of happiness, love, and fun.

You made his life truly worth living. Thank you.
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