These Three Foster Dogs Have One Goal: to Walk Again

Three dogs who have never met each other are taking on the biggest challenge of their lives so far: walking.

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Faith Wright is a foster mom in Austin, Texas, and she’s taking care of Elsa Rose, Danali and Starfish.

Elsa Rose is a young Siberian Husky mix who was originally rescued after she was found wandering around in a Texas park. Veterinarians determined Elsa had a condition known as swimmer’s syndrome, characterized by a lack of strength in the legs and an inability to stand.

Elsa has recently undergone surgery to amputate her immobile back legs due to the strain they were putting on her front legs. She is currently making great strides in physical therapy.

Faith Wright

Danali is a 5-month-old Boxer mix who was found with a bullet from a pellet gun lodged in her spine.

“She was very shy and scared when she first came to me,” Wright told The Dodo. “Once I put her with Elsa Rose, she became so happy and followed Elsa Rose everywhere.”

Sadly, vets couldn’t remove the bullet from Danali’s spine and they told Wright that she might have to remain in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. However, the joy she takes in socializing with other pups has been an important aid during recovery, motivating her to stay active.

Faith Wright

Starfish is a 6-month-old Pit Bull mix who also has swimmer’s syndrome. She was found abandoned inside a box in a park before being taken to Austin Pets Alive, an animal rescue in Austin, Texas.

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Starfish isn’t as mobile as the other pups, but she loves cuddling with her foster sisters and Wright — who refers to her as “a seal pig.”

Faith Wright

These special girls are getting the best care possible in order to find their forever homes. When they aren’t cuddling, they’re managing to have fun playing with one another.

Danali is currently up for adoption, while Elsa Rose and Starfish are continuing therapy in preparation for their forever homes.

If you are interested in any of these special ladies, please visit Austin Pets Alive for more information.

You can follow the progress of Elsa Rose, Danali and Starfish on APA’s Facebook page and find other animals up for adoption as well.

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Enjoying outside time together!

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Gepostet von Faith Wright am Samstag, 28. Januar 2017