Scooch faced a challenging task of making his way out of his dim confinement despite the absence of his hind legs.
Animal rescuers found Scootch under his deserted house at the far end of a gravel road, which was enclosed by more neglected residences.
Despite the darkness, the brown Pitbull was visible under the beam of their spotlights. Upon approaching the animal, Donna observed him cowering in a corner and emitting a low growl. However, after tossing a wiener towards him, the dog halted his snarling and began to crawl towards the meal using only his front legs. It was then that Donna realized the dog was paralyzed and not using his hind legs. She fed him more food and immediately contacted Stray Rescue of St. Louis to report the situation. During their correspondence, they agreed that luring him out with food would be the most stress-free and secure option. The rescue team was concerned about how long this helpless canine had been abandoned and frightened in his current location.
Scooch struggled to inch closer to the food, his feeble frame unable to fight the urge to eat. Upon reaching the doghouse, Donna hesitated, uncertain of what might transpire. However, Scooch took one glance at them and seemed willing to give them a chance. It was evident to Donna that Scooch was in dire straits the moment she stepped outside. Emaciated and with exposed wounds on his hind legs from dragging himself along the ground, his condition was pitiable.
With utmost care, they moved him into the car while covering him with a blanket. The dog looked up at them with gratitude and seemed to enjoy the cool air that the vehicle provided.
Donna shared that the dog’s thankful gaze conveyed his understanding that they only had good intentions towards him.
It’s heart-wrenching to see Scooch being rescued, but his courage and loyalty are truly praiseworthy. We remain optimistic about his recovery, and we appreciate the efforts of his rescuers in ensuring that he gets a better life.