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Neglected Great Pyrenees Puppy with Deformed Paw Gets a Second Chance

Ten-week-old Casper was during a bad situation during a “backwater area of Kentucky” when PetPromise Inc. arranged to select him up. The rescue was contacted about the good Pyrenees puppy and was told “there was something wrong together with his foot – he was missing some toes.”

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They arranged a transport and a foster group and shortly Casper (and his sister, Rowan) were on their thanks to help but they immediately had to be rushed to the vet.

PetPromise wrote on their Facebook page:

“One of our awesome volunteers drove right down to Cincinnati to satisfy the transport and devour Casper, and his sister Rowan. Upon arrival at her house she noticed they were completely infested with ticks – we’re talking from head to toe, in their ears, embedded under their skin, between their toes- everywhere! She rushed them both straight to our friends at Rascal Animal Hospital where the vets immediately visited work on them. They were treated for the ticks, vaccinated, and given a full exam. Poor Rowan was so infested she had to be completely shaved down!”

The rescue added: “While there, we had them do x-rays of Casper’s foot to ascertain what the difficulty was. What they found was quite shock. He was born with a deformed paw, his toes were completely deformed, and he had stress fractures in his leg from not having the ability to properly balance himself.”

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Casper’s options were to either have his leg amputated (which for a dog which will grow to around 120 pounds isn't ideal) or do surgery on his foot to get rid of the toes and fit him with a prosthetic foot. Although prosthetics is that the longer and more costly option, it gives him the simplest chances for an extended and happy life in order that option was the one selected by the rescue.

Rowan has since been adopted by one among the staff members at Rascal Animal Hospital. As for Casper?

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“Casper is now tick-free and enjoying time in his family , PetPromise writes: “He LOVES other dogs, his foster kitty siblings, and every one the people he gets to satisfy . Because he and his sister were born and left outdoors where they came from they were very shy initially. within the month he has been with us he has completely blossomed and are available out of his shell completely! he's loving, sweet, and just a stunning , giant happy boy!”

During his stay in care , Rascal Charities helped obtain a leg prosthesis for Casper.


The artificial limb helps him walk and obtain around.

Not soon after his foster stay, Casper found his forever home and have become spokesdog for the rescue and appears at many of their events.

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To make a donation or learn more about the items Rascal Charities does for animals in Ohio, please visit their website. If anyone is curious about helping other dogs like Casper please contact PetPromise Inc..