If you want to add a little love bug to your life and are located in or around South Carolina, you have to meet Grace. She is sweet puppy paralyzed from a gunshot wound. She and her littermates were rescued by Angel’s Hope and all but Grace have found their forever homes. Angel’s Hope thinks Grace has been overlooked for adoption because of her disability. They are reaching out to experienced pet parents with special needs dogs.
Interested in Grace? Here is more information about her.
“Grace and her family had been homeless since she was born,” said April with Angel’s Hope. “When we were contacted about her she was around 3-4 months old. The littermates spent their days searching for food, a place to sleep, and kindness, but found none. We were told that they had been scavenging in people’s garbage and we assume that’s why Grace was shot.”
“The first vet that saw Grace suggested that we put her to sleep and offered little hope for her. We needed a second opinion before we made that decision and took Grace to a specialist in NC. The neurologist there felt that Grace could have a good quality of life and recommended surgery to remove the bullet and potentially give Grace the ability to walk again. However, once he was performing the surgery and could see the spinal cord more clearly, he found that it had been damaged and most likely Grace would never walk again.”
Since returning to Angel’s Hope, Grace has battled a couple of other health problems, but she is a fighter. She never gave up and today she is healthy other than her paralysis.
Grace has made great strides. She does underwater treadmill therapy, physical therapy, and acupuncture. The rescue group hopes this will improve her condition.
Grace is a little fearful when she meets new people, but she loves every new dog she meets. “That is when she is most at ease and most like a puppy,” said April. “You can see her desire to run and play and it’s both beautiful and heartbreaking.”
Potential pet parents apply here.
Angel’s Hope is committed to finding a loving home for Grace. They are willing to adopt out-of-state to the right potential pet parent. Their goal is get Grace into a stable environment that will give her the love and emotional support she needs.
You can learn more about Grace by contacting Angel’s Hope, Inc.
Here is a video of Grace at her first Easter egg hunt.
Grace meeting a new playmate.