Pit bull goes from trash bag to therapy
When a Florida woman stopped to check out some puppies being offered for sale on the side of the road, for $50 each, she noticed a plastic trash bag off to the side.
And it was moving.
She asked about it, and the not-so-honorable vendor reluctantly showed her what was inside — a member of the litter who, not being able to walk, was apparently destined for the trash heap.
Perhaps to save himself a trip to the Dumpster, the vendor gave the young pit bull to the woman, who immediately took the dog to Seminole County Animal Services, where he was diagnosed with Swimmer Puppy Syndrome.
The therapy paid off. Now named Harper, the dog, at 10 1/2 weeks of age, recently took his first steps. He’ll be put up for adoption in about a month.
Posted by jwoestendiek September 25th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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