On Friday night, Aaron had a seizure while driving home. Miraculously, nobody was hurt. We have no idea who called 911 or moved our car to safety and left this note in Aaron’s jacket pocket, but we sure are grateful for them and their Minnesota spirit. Hoping this post finds a way into their news feed so they know how thankful we are for their actions. You saved my husband and that is pretty damn rad.
Goddammit Minnesota, this is what we do, I love you guys.
Hennepin after the snow storm
Minneapolis skyline from inside the Metrodome
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A team comes together to save a deformed puppy dumped in a snowbank and left in the ditch.
On Feb 13th we received word that there was a 3 month old puppy in a local impound who needed help. He was there because someone found him in a snowbank in the ditch and brought him in. We were told he might have “rickets” which is a vitamin D deficiency which can cause limb deformities. Otherwise a birth defect, or carpel hyperflextion syndrome. We just dont know but this little guys front legs don’t work :( His feet are both curled in and he cannot walk on them. He hobbles around on the ouside of his legs. He also has a facial deformity where his nose is crooked a little bit. We are not sure what he has been through until we found him, but we decided we are going to save him and name him Cupid! (Fitting right, since we saved him on Valentines Day ;))
The first day his stray hold was up (Feb 14th 2014) we sprung him from the impound and got him into a foster home. As soon as he left the pound and came to our rescue office he couldn’t get enough attention from people! He absolutely loves everyone and is the sweetest dog ever. He has a lot of energy and despite his deformity he hobbles and jumps around just fine!
However, it will just be a matter of time before his legs are sore and the hair wares off his arms from walking this way.
We need to get him seen by a specialist asap and get xrays, blood work, and therapy done ASAP. The sooner we can get him in and have him evaluated to see if he has rickets or what the underlying problem is, the sooner we can start his therapy/surgery/recovery. (We are not sure yet what the diagnosis will be or treatment).
We are hoping we can save him and turn his life around. We are all hoping he will walk someday. Maybe he was born this way and he has never walked on his feet to this day? This could very well be a possibility. However, we want to try and change this for him. We are asking for the public’s help to contribute to his care and vet bills or other special requests that might come up once we learn what his needs will be.
Lake Street & Nicollet Ave in Minneapolis, 1970 & Today via Eric Roper
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