It was a race against time to save Ward, a sweet senior dog who was left for dead after a hit and run accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.
When rescuers found him lying crumpled under a car, barely clinging to life, they feared the brave pooch may never wag his tail again. But thanks to around-the-clock care, a determined spirit, and the support of his new “furever” family, Ward has defied all odds in this incredible tale of survival.
After weeks of intensive physical therapy including underwater stretching sessions and daily leg exercises, the once helpless hound began taking small steps toward recovery. Against enormous obstacles, Ward slowly regained strength in his hind legs and the ability to stand on his own — minor miracles to behold. His cheerful disposition and tail-wagging personality remained despite immense hardship.
When Ward’s rescue family spotted his potential adopters, they knew this special senior needed their support. New mom Kellyn, a physical therapy wiz, took Ward’s rehabilitation to new heights with homemade stands and slings to support his growing mobility. Playing with foster fur-siblings gave Ward’s legs the perfect workout. Then one day, an amazing sight — Ward’s tail began swinging side to side, a clear sign this his recovery was complete!
Through determination, compassionate care, and finding the right furever fit, Ward has beaten unspeakable trauma to reclaim his happiness. This remarkable underdog proves that with love and belief in miracles, even the most severe cases of canine paralysis can be reversed. Ward’s inspiring story will touch all who hear of his indomitable spirit triumphing against the toughest of odds.