Meet Blaze! When a shelter in the Cayman Islands contacted us about a dog named Blaze, who had been tied up and abandoned at their facility, we just knew we had to make him whole again. That meant transporting him 1,500 miles to our campus where we began assessing Blaze’s disability.
Unbeknownst to us, Blaze’s leg was amputated at the wrist but still allowed him to walk on it. So by the time he arrived in New York our veterinarians noticed the bottom of his leg was badly bruised and tattered. The good news, though, is that because Blaze had been using his leg, he was a perfect candidate for a prosthetic leg. Blaze’s happy and easy-going demeanor made it simple for our veterinarians to work with him. After weeks of perfecting Blaze’s prosthetic leg it was time for him to experience life at a different pace. The handsome, tan-colored pooch was off to the races, strutting around the Animal League Medical Center like nothing ever happened to his front paw.
Even though Blaze is having great success, he will still be monitored and will undergo physical therapy to ensure his leg can properly function in the prosthetic. With the help of North Shore Animal League America’s Sponsor Pet Program, Blaze is able to receive all of the medical care he needs for the rest of his life. And we thank our generous monthly Pet Sponsors for allowing us to do so. Please join us in welcoming Blaze to our program by becoming a monthly Pet Sponsor and help us continue our no-kill mission to Rescue, Nurture and Adopt.