VANCOUVER, Wa. -- A severely injured dog is getting a second chance, thanks to a Vancouver pet rescue.
The pit bull puppy shattered its legs after falling from a third story window. The pit bull named "London" - yes, for the Olympics - is recovering from surgery. Veterinarians had to amputate the dog's front legs Wednesday.
A YouTube Video shows the 6-month-old pit bull puppy before the amputation. The accident happened about a month ago.
Since then, the only way London could get around was by sticking his bottom up in the air, dragging his fronts legs and walking with his back legs. That caused burns on his face, underbelly and paws.
London's owner couldn't afford the surgery so Vancouver’s Panda Paws - a disabled pet rescue place - donated its services. Founder Amanda Giese took the puppy in and namesdhim London after the 2012 Olympics.
“He’s a strong dog and he’s got a huge hurdle in front of him, just like the athletes have to face the triumph they have setback and have a big day and shortfalls, that’s kind of his story,” Giese said.
Dr. Brandon Sherman with Animal Care Clinic in Vancouver performed the surgery.
The pup will be fitted for an all terrain front wheelchair next week,that too is being donated. London will spend another two weeks recovering at the rescue home. It'll take a year before he fully heals. Total cost of surgery and medication is about 3-thousand dollars. The pet rescue relies on donations. If you'd like to help, they'll accept your donation.