A woman was driving down a busy road when she saw, out of the corner of her eye, a ‘dead dog’ lying in the grass. The woman stopped the car and ran over. She expected a lifeless dog but when she got closer, the dog lifted her head up.
The poor girl was in horrific shape. She had severe mange that had caused her fur to fall out. Her skin was sun-scorched from being outside without protection. The dog was also so underweight from malnourishment. It was obvious she was never fed properly. There was no time to waste. She needed to be seen by a medical professional ASAP!
The kind woman loaded the dog into a crate. Her frail body nearly collapsed once she was safely inside. Now it was time to get her to the vet! The sweet girl was such a trooper. She seemed to understand that the woman only intended to help her. The woman named her Spirit because her spirit was so strong!
Once at the vet, Spirit tested positive for rickets. Her calcium was so low that it was near-fatal. The disease caused her legs to curl up from spontaneous fractures. Her muscles were wasting away. Spirit’s condition was heartbreaking, especially when they realized someone had cut half of her ear off. What kind of monster would do that?!
The vet administered pain meds which helped a great deal and Spirit was finally able to eat a meal! She gobbles it up like a real champ. Who knows when she had a decent meal! It could have been ages. The vet notices while she eats that her front leg, so deformed from rickets, would never heal properly. The only option was amputation.
Dogs are so resilient and Spirit was no exception. Her amputation surgery went great! The brave dog learned to adjust to life on three legs and it didn’t bother her one bit. She was relieved to be in less pain, finally.
Something truly incredible happens next. We don’t want to spoil it for you, but let’s just say the former skeletal dog on the roadside that her rescuer thought was dead does a complete turnaround. She was unwanted and mistreated. A monster cut her ear off and dumped her so she’d die alone yet she STILL got her happily ever after… and it’s the best payback possible. See for yourself in the video below!