Michigan Animal Control received a call about a dog, who was seen roaming around with a mangled leg. A police officer took the dog to the vet for treatment but the first vet clinic refused to treat the dog and suggested euthanasia instead.
The police officer didn’t want that option for the dog. He felt that the dog could still be saved. He decided to bring the dog to Mackenzie’s Animal Shelter for treatment and the staff was confident that they would be able to save the dog’s life. They believed that the dog would heal and would find his forever home.
Later on, the dog was named Vision because he was determined to live.
It was pretty obvious that Vision was in pain due to his torn back leg, but he was good at hiding it. The shelter staff assumed that Vision was caught in a trap.
A Good Patient
The shelter staff took him to Family Friends Veterinary Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to have his back leg amputated. The hospital staff said that Vision was such a good patient. He didn’t show anxiety or fear whenever they approached him for his examination. They even shared that they were able to place an IV drip on him without difficulty.
The day after his surgery, Vision was already standing on his three legs! He is smiling all the time too! That is his way of thanking the people who have given him a chance to live.
A month after his surgery, Vision is now ready for adoption! That’s a great thing because a lot of people have stated their intentions of adopting him and the shelter staff is reviewing all the applications to find him a suitable home.
We can’t wait to hear more good news about you, Vision, so stay strong!
Photos courtesy of Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary via Facebook