Life can be cruel for a helpless puppies like little Willow.
A breeder wanted to get rid of theNeapolitan Mastiff puppy born with swimmer’s syndrome but a dog-loving hero stepped in to save the little girl.
Willow was unable to stand or walk. Her chest was flat and her legs splayed out like a swimming turtle.
At four weeks old the puppywas about to be thrown out like trash because she was deemed “defective” when 2nd Chance Rescue stepped in.
A purebred Neapolitan Mastiff puppy can sell for $1000 to $3000.
The breeder posted a message on social medial about the puppy and the post was repeatedly shared and reached Jennifer Williams, President of 2nd Chances Rescue in Norco, California.
Jenngot in her car and drove to the breeder’s home where she saw 5 healthy Neapolitan Mastiff puppies running and playing. And then she saw Willow floundering on the ground unable to join in.
Willow was in a terrible state – she could not eat or drink. Puppies like Willow are often euthanized or abandoned. But Jenn wasn’t going to let that happen to the little puppy.
She took Willow to Animal Acuscope Therapist, Gina Gould. Within two days, Willow had taken her first steps. Within months, she was running.
Using a combination of bindingson her chest, tying her legs in the correct position, acuscope therapy and swimming, this pup has made a complete recovery.
Now, at 8 months-old, Willow weighs a heavy 80 lbs. She’s a rambunctious, happy and healthy pup who loves running around and giving her heroes lots of love and kisses!
“There’s nothing more rewarding than taking a dog nobody wanted and turning them into a dog that everybody wants,” Jenn said. “That, to us, is the meaning of rescue.”