Niner was originally adopted from a shelter in Eldorado County in mid-March. In order to transport him, he was tied up to the back of a pickup truck which set out for Santa Clara. A witness saw him hanging over the side of the truck while being dragged down the road (he had managed to chew through the rope). Poor Niner sustained multiple body scrapes and lacerations, torn foot pads and lost some toenails. Throughout the entire ordeal he remained an absolute sweetheart, never once getting testy while being medicated or having wounds debrided.
The owner, unable to afford the medical bills, surrendered Niner to the shelter. It took many weeks for Niner to start feeling himself again, and slowly emerged a happy dog with a wonderful personality! Staff and volunteers got to see just how fun and playful Niner really was under all those injuries so we knew it wouldn’t be long before someone fell in love with him. And sure enough, our sweet boy did find a loving forever home with an awesome family! Niner’s new Dad reports that things are going “swimmingly well,” Niner was enrolled in training class and has done follow-up with his new vet. We won’t soon forget this amazing pup!
Story Courtesy: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority