As seen on NAT GEO Wild which airs Saturday and Sunday at 8:00pm.
Picked up by Memphis animal control officers as a stray after being hit by a car and left in the streets to die, Chaz- a 2 year old Hound mix- was way overdue for a miracle by the time Help Save Pets tagged him for rescue.
That he was still alive there after almost a month, emaciated, heart worm positive, with multiple broken bones and open infected wounds, was testimony to his extremely sweet gentle nature- the workers there just could not give up on him in the hopes that someone would step up to take him. And once we met him, we too realized what a special gentle soul he is- he quickly became a favorite with clinic staff and volunteers.
Even surviving the almost three hour surgery in his debilitated condition was a miracle in itself. Using advanced orthopedic techniques, Dr. Kremer rebuilt his badly damaged leg with a titanium plate.
Because the leg was infected prior to surgery, and there was extensive nerve damage as well, post-op surgery rehabilitation has been critical and Chaz is so fortunate to be in the care of an amazing guardian- thanks to her diligence and lots of excellent medical care, Chaz is showing improved mobility and all traces of infection are gone!
He will continue to need special care through his surgical recovery, and heartworm treatment will also continue for several months, but we are hopeful that the right person is out there who will deserve this special boy and adopt him with the intention of seeing him all the way through his journey to full recovery!