People spotted Sanford limping on the streets of Dallas after being hit by a car.
The dog could not walk normally and was immediately reported to the local animal control service.
In addition to injuries after being hit by a car, rescuers found an old bullet wound in the dog’s right hind paw.
Then Sanford was taken to the nearest shelter. The shelter had no funds, so no one was going to treat the dog.
He sat in a cage with his head bowed, looking with pleading eyes at everyone who passed by.
Without treatment or special attention, the dog stayed at the shelter for a week, until one day a volunteer from the local rescue center Dallas DogRRR came there.
Seeing the state of Sanford, the volunteer decided not to hesitate.
“He was broken. When our volunteer approached him, he did not even try to get up or wag his tail… It seemed that he gave up and was just waiting for his time to come,” says the director of the center.
The staff of the center decided to help the poor boy, and as soon as possible.
They took him out of the shelter and sent him to a veterinary clinic for treatment, where doctors did everything to save Sanford’s paw and restore his will to live.
Fortunately, everything worked out.
After being discharged, Sanford went to volunteer Karen for temporary housing.
All the way to the guardian’s house, Sanford was in the front seat, and his “smile” never left his face.
In this cheerful creature it was difficult to recognize the once unfortunate beaten dog.
From that moment on, Sanford never stopped smiling.
He could not hide his gratitude to the people who saved him!
Now the dog goes for walks every day, plays with other dogs, and just enjoys a life that he had not dreamed of a couple of months ago.