There aren’t many canines on the planet like Cooper.
The American Foxhound was born on a “neckless” pet farm and was by no means anticipated to thrive. A number of of his vertebrae have been compressed and fused collectively whereas he was within the womb.
Now two years previous, Cooper’s uncommon situation does not maintain him again, even when it means having to show his total physique to look behind him.
Cooper was rescued in 2017 when animal management officers discovered him close to a pet mill in Halifax, Virginia. He was simply two months previous on the time and was taken to Secondhand Hounds in Minnetonka.
The officers who rescued Cooper consider he was deserted due to his uncommon situation. He has bother strolling round for lengthy intervals of time, and since his decrease finish is barely above his again, it’s tough for him to go stool. When SecondhandHounds picked Cooper up, they knew their work was minimize out for them.
Cooper was handled for ear mites, worms and a hernia. He additionally needed to have surgical procedure so he may poop correctly. To make issues worse, the primary home Cooper was positioned in did not work out. As arduous as it could have been for the canine, he could not cease chasing the household cats.
Fortunately, his subsequent possibility labored.
Elly and Andy Keegan, dad and mom to canines Skylar, 13, Tuva, 4, and Waylon, 3, proved good for Cooper.
“I am lucky to have the help of Secondhand Hounds and the suitable setting for a particular wants canine,” mentioned Elly. “That is to not say we do not have incidents. Just a few months after his arrival he fell and broke his neck in 5 locations.”
Cooper’s backbone was stored infection-free with an everyday course of antibiotics. He can go to the bathroom by himself and enjoys as a lot freedom as attainable. He is additionally a minor movie star on social media, though he may not understand it.
“It is arduous as a result of he cannot go for lengthy walks and might’t spend a number of time on arduous floor,” Elly mentioned. “He has to face on delicate floor like grass or carpet.
“However he is nonetheless the happiest canine.”
Cooper’s situation could have been attributable to inbreeding and when he was deemed unsaleable he was deserted. Nevertheless, he’s nothing wanting good for his new household and for a lot of others who’ve heard his story.
“Cooper is an instance that canines with disabilities have a lot of love to present and make nice pets,” mentioned Teri Woolard, proprietor transition coordinator at Secondhand Hounds. “We’re so fortunate to have been a part of his journey.”
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