A Colorado vet and her family fell in love with an amputated dog she had rescued and cared for. The bonds that had been created between them became so strong that it was unthinkable for them to separate from the animal.
Volunteers had discovered an injured dog on the side of a road in Colorado Springs , in the state of Colorado (western United States). He had most likely just been hit by a car and had a fractured pelvis . They then took him to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region shelter , where he was taken care of by a vet named Sue Lynch , People reports.
It was the latter who operated on him at the Colorado Canine Orthopedics clinic. The procedure went perfectly, but Sue Lynch later found that this Chihuahua cross had serious nerve damage to the right hind leg . The vet had no choice but to amputate him to relieve the canine of the excruciating pain it was causing.
Jim now leads a happy life with his new family despite his missing leg
During the hospitalization of the dog, whom she named Jim , Dr. Lynch was already starting to bond with him . He continued his recovery at home. As his foster family , the vet, her husband and their daughter grew closer and closer to him, so much so that they couldn’t imagine letting him go again. They then decided to adopt it .
Besides, they weren’t the only ones to fall in love with Jim . Elvita , a well-groomed dog who was also adopted by Sue Lynch , immediately loved him .
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“ He has an incredible temper and he follows me all day, ” his new mistress says of Jim . “ I love him so much. My family love him too, ”she continues, adding that he runs and plays with Elvita like he has all his paws .