A nonprofit foundation in Bulgaria called Rudozem Street Dog Rescue received a call from a concerned lady one day. According to her, she noticed a dog tethered to an old trailer near her home. She has seen the dog with the heavy metal chain on his neck remain there for ten days already.
The Bulgarian woman didn’t know what to do, so she asked them if they could help out. Without wasting any time, a rescue team, led by the group’s co-founder, Tony Rowles, left to save the dog. When the rescuers got to the location, they found a bow-legged pooch covered with flies. He must have realized that the humans were there to rescue him as he quickly started wagging his tail and kissing their hands.
Back at the group’s shelter, a vet had a look at the abandoned dog. His exposure to the weather gave him a cough, and he also suffered from malnourishment. But the saddest news is that the deformity of his legs wasn’t brought by a congenital disability.
X-ray results showed that somebody deliberately smashed his front limbs repeatedly. This resulted in broken ligaments and bones, and they never properly healed. The timid yet friendly dog was immediately placed in a treatment program. His rescuers were determined to see him walk properly again.
Moving to England
The dog, now named Duke, underwent multiple surgery and therapy for the next two years. It took a long time and numerous efforts, but he finally walked correctly again. During that time, the rescue group was also looking for a forever home for him.
A woman from England saw Duke’s photo and read his story on the group’s website. She immediately felt that she could save the dog and sent them an email about her interest. After a few weeks, she was allowed to adopt Duke.
The rescue pooch traveled to his new home, and he has finally found the right human to give him the care and happiness he deserves.
Source: Rudozem Street Dog Rescue