In July 2018, one of the founders of Romania-based rescue group Howl of a Dog was in the right place at the right time to save a life.
The rescuer was driving home from the veterinary clinic with one of the rescue group’s dogs, Archie. As she drove down a country road, she happened to spot a black and brown dog rummaging through some branches. She could see all of the poor, starving dog’s ribs. The dog was also holding his front leg awkwardly—it was clearly broken.
The rescuer quickly pulled over to the side of the road.
She called to the dog, and he immediately came over to her, going as fast as he could on his three good legs. When he reached the rescuer, he jumped straight into her arms! This smart, friendly dog seemed to immediately realize that the rescuer was there to help him.
The rescuer decided to name the sweet dog Vlad. She grabbed a leash from her car, and Vlad let her put it around him. Then, she led him into the car and drove him home. As they were driving, the rescuer realized how hungry poor Vlad was:
“He was so hungry that he desperately grabbed a box of tissues we had in the car and tried to eat them,” the rescuer said in a YouTube video.
When they got to Howl of a Dog’s rescue center, the rescuer quickly gave the hungry pup food. Then, she took him for an x-ray to find out what was wrong with his front leg.
Vlad had a double fracture, most likely the result of a car accident. The vet guessed he got the fracture about a week before, and the rescuer’s heart sunk as she imagined the poor dog limping around for a week.
Vlad went in for surgery a few days later, and everything went well! As he was recovering, the rescuers at Howl of a Dog gave him all the treats and head scratches he wanted.
After a few weeks with Howl of a Dog, Vlad’s leg had almost healed, and he had gained weight. He loved running around the big backyard at the rescue center, and he also enjoyed hanging out with the woman who rescued him.
Once Vlad was healed, Howl of a Dog began looking for his perfect forever home. It didn’t take long for friendly Vlad to find a home.
In mid-August 2018, Vlad went off to his new house in Arizona with a dad who loves him and a new dog sister. Howl of a Dog shared an update about Vlad on their Facebook page—it’s amazing to see how healthy and happy he looks!
VLAD was ADOPTED !!! 🐾🏠We’re so happy to announce you that Vlad found a loving adoptive family in Phoenix, Arizona!It…
When Howl of a Dog found Vlad, he was starving and in pain. But now, he’s transformed into a happy dog with a great home! If you’d like to learn more about Vlad, check out the video below.
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Source: Howl of a Dog