Hi I’m Oakley, a paralyzed dog with a positive attitude who’s ready to make a difference!
I was an owner surrender to a local shelter in North Carolina at the age of 8 weeks, and they were told I was born paralyzed in my back legs. Thank goodness I wasn’t there long. The shelter was a scary place. I was rescued, and taken to the vet immediately. The vet did an x-ray and discovered a bullet near my spine! It was confirmed that the bullet caused my paralysis.
Mom says I’m a handful, but a handful in a good way. I’m not sure what that means, but she usually gives me a grin after it, so it must be good. Mom also tells me that everything is going to be okay, and I believe her. It didn’t take me long to win my mom over. We adopted each other after a short period of time! I now have a family that consists of Mom, two canine brothers and a canine sister.
I’m a victim of animal abuse, but I’m also a survivor. I want to make a difference for others so they don’t have to endure neglect, or go without because of something they couldn’t control. I’m determined to make a difference. I know that we can’t change things for all, but we will definitely change things for some. I’m taking a stand against animal abuse. If you see it, hear it, or hear about it, REPORT IT!
Story submitted by Kristie Karcanes from Raleigh, North Carolina.
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