A dog who had been deemed to have “no hope” after she was found with a severed spine and her legs cut off becomes the luckiest dog in the world. Scooter is nothing short of a miracle.
No one knows exactly what happened to Scooter. Last March, she was found on the streets of Thailand pulling her mutilated and infected body around. She had been injured for at least three months. The Soi Dog Foundation brought her to safety and refused to give up on her. With their help the impossible happened and Scooter survived and healed her physical wounds.
Unfortunately, her emotional wounds were still raw.
Willow Sullivan from an animal sanctuary and rescue called Willow’s Wings was doing some research into Soi Dogs when she came across Scooter’s heartbreaking story.
“I barely finished reading and immediately sent an email,” Sullivan told The Dodo.
Over a month later, Scooter was finally with Sullivan.
“When I picked her back up that evening, the words, ‘It is truly amazing this dog is alive,’ were stated many times,” Sullivan told The Dodo. “The extent of the broken bones, the way her spine was able to heal. She was a miracle dog.”
Scooter was approved for and was fitted with a brand new wheelchair, all paid for by a man in the United Kingdom named Jason Below.
“At first she just stood there and stood there. Then she took three steps back,” Sullivan told ABC News. “I called for her, and all of a sudden she walked toward me. Then she wanted out of the exam room. She walked out of the hospital and to the lawn. She strutted like she had been walking forever.”
Although Scooter remains a little nervous, she has found more confidence than anyone would ever have expected. She loves her cart and enjoys being able to move with freedom. Sullivan says that she really enjoys meeting with the barn animals that live on the sanctuary.
“She lights up and become so vibrant when she is on an adventure. It makes me cry and smile at the same time,” Sullivan said.
Scooter is a truly remarkable dog who traveled halfway across the world to find her family.
“I couldn’t imagine my life without her,” Sullivan said.