A few, short days ago, a story was published about a handsome, young German shepherd who was "past due" at an animal control facility in the Midlands region of South Carolina.
The dog, who was missing a portion of one of his rear legs, was said to be "critical, urgent and past his final due out" date.
According to the non-profit agency, HEART, this dog has been spoken for and is safely out of the animal control facility.
The non-profit rescue organization, Furlife German Shepherd Rescue, has taken responsibility for the death row dog, who is now known as "Poseidon."
The organization posted an update about the dog on their Facebook page on Thursday. The update, in part, reads:
chances are we will be able to save what's left of his leg without having to amputate it. It's a clear cut and is already healing nicely. No noticeable infections (although we have put him on antibiotics to be on the safe side)
we are going to try to fit him with a prosthetic leg. He is attempting to use the leg which makes him a good candidate for the prosthetic leg vs amputation. He has a LOT of weight to gain before he can be fitted for it.
He will need a LOT of rehab afterwards. Water therapy is definitely in the future as well as physical therapy.
This boy needs a LOT of medical treatment and rehab. Please donate and help if you can!! He's an amazing sweet boy that deserves the BEST he can get!!
Follow the rescue agency, responsible for saving this dog's life, at this link to their Facebook page.
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