Several people noticed a dog neck-deep underwater at a bridge near a big canal. Somebody tied a rope around its mouth before throwing the poor animal into the river. The dog could barely move because of its injuries. Onlookers took pity on the dog, and one of them called an animal rescue organization to save it.
The rescuers called the dog Lola. They discovered that Lola could not move its hind legs. The rescue team promptly took the dog to a veterinary clinic for a more thorough medical examination.
Lola needs treatment for her condition
The doctors assessed the dog’s condition and decided it needs to undergo spinal surgery to correct its injured spine. Even after the surgery, Lola still could not use its hind legs. The dog had to drag its rear legs when it walks. The dog had to undergo physical therapy to regain the use of its legs.
Lola received physical therapy every day with the help of its assigned rescuer. The rescuer assists Lola by supporting its hips when doing walking exercises. Lola’s progress was slow. But with the patience and perseverance of its rescuer, Lola steadily improved.
Lola also manifested its desire to get better. The dog’s spirit never wavered, and continued to exert more effort every day. After a few months, it could already stand properly. Lola’s legs were still weak, but it kept on trying to walk.
Months of physical therapy paid off
After undergoing eight months of physical therapy and intensive care, Lola can stand on its own. The dog can also walk even though its walk was a bit wobbly. At least now, Lola can move on its own even if it had to rest often.
Lola surpassed the worst part of its life. The dog can have a bright future and live a full life in the company of other dogs and caring people. With luck, somebody might one day become interested in adopting Lola.
Special thanks to Stray Dog via Youtube for the image used in the story.