If not for the help of a dedicated rescue organization, little Mick, a Boston terrier, would likely not be here today, reported Wednesday’s 14 News.
At just six weeks of age, the tiny pup, born to a breeder in Oklahoma, was turned over to the Mia Foundation because he suffered from a condition known as “Swimmer Puppy Syndrome.”
Puppies born with this condition, which leaves them unable to walk, or even stand, are often euthanized.
Thankfully, little Mick was in good hands with his rescuers, who did some research to find out how best to help the disabled pup.
Through intense therapy, which included a great deal of swimming, and some good old fashioned play time, Mick eventually gained enough strength in his splayed limbs to not only stand, but to walk, and then to run.
Though Mick’s initial gait was awkward, he was decidedly mobile, and visibly happy.
Follow Mick, and the efforts of his rescuers to help other dogs with birth defects, at this link to The Mia Foundation on Facebook.
Click here to view Mick’s video.
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