A Vancouver, Wash., puppy named "Duncan Lou Who," has had quite a week - on Tuesday he had his two, rear legs surgically removed, and on Wednesday, he learned to maneuver with his two remaining limbs.
The puppy, a three-month-old boxer, was born with a congenital defect which left his back legs deformed. Duncan Lou Who arrived to Panda Paws Rescue, a non-profit rescue agency which specializes in special needs dogs, just a week ago.
A veterinarian determined that the puppy's twisted limbs were not only hindering his mobility, but eventually, his spine would be so negatively impacted that he would be left in excruciating pain.
The decision to remove the puppy's legs was made, and in one major surgery, they were gone.
Suffice to say, following the surgery, Duncan Lou Who made what can only be described as a remarkable comeback; freed from his heavy, cumbersome legs, the pup quickly lifted his hind end from the ground and proceeded to walk on just his two front legs.
Panda Paws Rescue posted the following statement after the puppy's surgery:
Duncan Lou Who is already up & walking! He is SO fast now! He literally lifts himself up & just goes.... Crazy! We can't believe our eyes! He peed & pooped on his own & balanced during it all to keep from getting messy.
I'm so in awe of him & he is leaving me speechless! Clearly we made the right decision! Nothing will ever slow this boy down!!
Life is forever changed for this special puppy - in more ways than one.
On Wednesday, Panda Paws Rescue founder, Amanda Giese, posted this heartwarming update on the rescue agency's fan page:
So it is with the happiest hearts & a family made whole that we announce that Duncan Lou Who is officially a permanent member of our pack!
Followed by Thursday's announcement from Duncan Lou Who himself:
My mommy has a very important message for everyone! She is asking that everyone please stop making donations at this time if they are meant for me. She says that since I am "already home" that her & my daddy will cover all remaining costs for anything I may need in the future.
If you still have it in your heart to donate I would be honored if you donated to or sponsored a "normal" (what is "normal") dog in your local shelter in my name to help buy them time until their forever family comes along... Let's not let my mighty shadow cast over those who need what I have just found!
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