Sparky, The Miracle Dog, Ready to Go Home
In August I told you about the little terrier mix dog that was severely injured after he was dragged by a car.
Someone had this poor dog attached by a leash to the rear bumper of a car and dragged him on Frontage Road, just off Interstate 75 Exit 237, Clayton, Georgia.
After the dog slipped out of its collar, a Good Samaritan who saw the dog’s plight stopped to help the injured pooch.
Sparky as the little guy was dubbed has been recovering at Paces Ferry Vet Clinic under the care of Dr. Merritt and his progress was nothing short or miraculous.
Sparky’s four paws were gone. He no longer had pads or nails on them. Nearly two thirds of his body was covered with deep road rash.
There was debate about putting him down, but even in excruciating pain the dog was wagging his tail and trying to lick his handlers.
They decided to do what they could by stitching up what they could and cleaning and bandaging everything else. They also put the dog on a host of antibiotics and used what they call a pain patch to continuously release heavy doses of pain medication.
The dog that so patiently sat still through all of that earned the name Sparky for what the vets and staff could only describe as a spark in his eyes that told them he wanted to live.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been four months. They had said he was going to need six to eight weeks to recover and even then some of his wounds might not heal. But look, he’s bounced back and is almost totally healed,” said Baars.
Baars is one of two members of Atlanta Pet Rescue who took Sparky home for 24-hour care during what she says can only be described as touch and go for the first several weeks. He is now ready to be adopted and there is a long list of families in Metro Atlanta who want him.
Initially, 24 people submitted applications to adopt Sparky. Staff at Atlanta Pet Rescue has narrowed the list down to twelve. Each will have one-on-one visits with Sparky to see how he interacts with them, their children and any other pets they may have.
They hope to announce Sparky’s new owners by next Tuesday. (11 Alive)
It’s so wonderful to hear such good news!!
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