Nubby, a dog with no front legs. Vets thought he wouldn’t make it. “His siblings were pushing him out of the way. He would have perished,” Lou Robinson, Nubby’s foster mom said. “He came home with me.”
Robinson, the founder of Warriors Educate About Rescue, an organization dedicated to animal rescue. She and her husband researched every strategy they could use to increase Nubby’s chances of surviving.
“Day three came and went, day seven, day 10, day 16 and Nubby thrived. He thrived!” says Robinson. “His eyes opened, his ears developed, he found his sounds, smells and voice.”
Nubby then stopped pooping and began sneezing. He didn’t want to eat, and he was blowing milk bubbles out of his nose. They hurried him to the vet, who discovered the dog had “esophageal abnormalities” along with pneumonia.
According to Robinson, “He had a pocket form in his esophagus that was trapping his milk.”
Now, the dog is back with his foster parents, and they are taking it day by day. He just turned 5 weeks old and his favorite activity is cuddling with his dad. “As long as he has a chance at quality of life, we will fight to give him that chance.”