This Abandoned Puppy Had Severely Bowed Legs–But Look

Charlie was found in the middle of winter, abandoned in a park. The person who found him took pity and called animal control to collect him. But Charlie had deformed front legs and the county shelter was no place for a dog like him. After a few days, Dawn Justice, a photographer who is also a volunteer with a rescue, came forward to foster him.


When he first got to their home, he was scared. Luckily, he soon relaxed and settled in with his new “siblings.” But something had to be done about his legs. Justice said they discussed many treatment options. The vet decided the best course was to put splints on him, which was the least invasive option.