Once in a while, puppies with deformities are born. When this happens, one of two things can happen. They will either get euthanized or rehabilitated until they can get into a loving home. Fortunately, the story you are about to read is about the latter.
One day, an unnamed man surrendered a puppy with a deformity named Gabriel to two rescuers named Kat and Heather. He said he wanted the puppy fixed, and if they can turn him meaner, he will take him back. Of course, after hearing this, the rescuers had no intention of returning Gabriel to him.
During the time Gabriel was surrendered, Kat and Heather were also taking care of two other puppies. Uriel and Samiel had the same deformity and breed as Gabriel. They were all suffering from swimmer puppy syndrome, which made them unable to walk properly.
The three puppies had to be fed without a bowl because they can’t hold themselves up. The first few weeks were focused on making sure they were eating and drinking comfortably. After that, the rescuers built a contraption that initiated the rehabilitation process.
The rescuers created a box the had very narrow dividing sections. When the puppies are placed inside it, they’re forced to push themselves up if they want to move forward. The rescuers made the process as fun as possible to make it enjoyable for everyone.
During the 12-week mark, the puppies were able to stand up. The puppies also wanted to play with the big dogs. That became their motivation to start moving and participating in outdoor activities.
When everything was going fine, Gabriel experienced a setback. His left front leg had to be amputated because of another medical condition. Fortunately, after the operation, Gabriel seemed happier and pain-free.
Uriel got adopted by the rescuer’s family friend. Samiel stayed with the rescuers. Lastly, Gabriel went to a loving family. Everything worked out for the puppies, just like it always does in the hands of capable rescuers.
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