One of the more controversial topics concerning dogs is what to do if your dog has a certain disability.
For some reason, one of the more popular options is to euthanize the animal, as if it is the only option in the world.
That sweet puppy likely wants to live and find someone who will love and take care of him, yet he might not get that chance because of his health problems.
It’s a tragic thing, and in this story, we will talk about a dog who was almost put down because she had a disability.
A Very Kind Veterinarian
When Aster’s first parents found out that she was blind and deaf, they took her to a clinic in Alabama so she could be euthanized.
The veterinarian refused to do that because he realized that she was a mostly healthy dog who could live a long and good life.
After taking her in, the vet decided to contact any available rescue organization so she and her sister could have a chance at adoption.
Luckily, for her, she almost immediately found her new owner, Krysten. She was over the moon when Aster came into her house in Alabama.
She did her best to welcome her in and make her feel at home. It’s safe to say that Aster really didn’t have trouble adapting to her new life.
A New Companion For Aster
Krysten also had another special-needs dog, Little Buddy. He was completely deaf and had only one eye.
Not much is known about his previous life other than the fact that his owner took him to an animal shelter because his girlfriend didn’t like the dog.
He spent a little over two years in the shelter because almost nobody wanted him until Krysten came into his life.
Krysten told GeoBeats Animals: Other than being deaf and having one eye, he’s in perfect health now.
For the most part, Little Buddy is a very happy dog who loves going regularly on new adventures, with his owner watching him every step of the way.
And, sometimes he also loves to play with his new sibling, Aster. The two would spend a long time just running around and playing in the yard.
The Amazing Family Life
Other than having two dogs now, Krysten also adopted two kittens, Teddy and Goose, who were foster fails.
She was really surprised when she saw just how much the cats bonded with the dogs.
She said: When I adopted Aster, I knew that Teddy would be fine with her, but I kind of thought it would be this dynamic where they just coexist.
It’s safe to say that she was pleasantly surprised when she realized that Teddy and Aster loved to snuggle up and nap together. It is one of their favorite activities.
On the other hand, Goose and Little Buddy are also new companions. Krysten said: Goose has a really sweet relationship with Little Buddy.
Even though Goose is very outgoing and wild, he seems more easygoing and affectionate when spending time with his best friend.
Despite having a very rough start in life and being given up by his owner, Aster has managed to fit in perfectly with her new family, and she is enjoying her life.
This story is the ultimate proof that all dogs, even the ones with disabilities, can have a long and great life if you give them a chance.
Going home from work, a woman in Houston, Texas was met with a quite heartbreaking scene. Two stray dogs were seeking shelter in a pile of trash and old mattresses.
Not being able to just leave them there, she contacted her local rescue, letting them know that there are doggos who need their help. But, when the rescuers arrived at the scene, there were a lot more than just two.
Since the dogs didn’t really trust the rescuers, they had some trouble catching them. In the end, they decided that the best plan of action was to set up traps.
“We quickly managed to trap the momma dog, and we also trapped a young female dog that we believe was her daughter from her previous litter,” said Sylvia Lopez of Houston Dog Outreach Guardians.
But then, Lopez saw another dog hiding in the trash. She soon realized that there weren’t only two dogs who needed their help, but an entire family.
Mom, Dad, three daughters, and even a Grandma were all waiting to be saved.
We managed to chase behind Grandma, then she got tired of running and gave up. She didn’t put up a fight [because] she was exhausted.
Catch Them All
The rescue team was on the field the entire day trying to save this abandoned family, but the pups had simply lost all their trust in humans.
Not having too much luck, they decided to set up more traps and call it a night.
But, by the next morning, their luck had changed.
“I went to check the traps at 5 a.m. and, thankfully, Daddy and puppy were trapped safely,” Lopez said.
However, there was one more dog who was still running around the industrial area of Houston, the youngest daughter.
Lopez left one more trap behind, hoping this one would catch her, and he took the rest of the pups back to the rescue, reconnecting them with their family.
Later that same day, we went back to check the trap and finally trapped the last dog, the young daughter. We reunited the whole family at our holding facility.
As soon as everybody was back together, with a roof over their head and a nice meal in their tummies, they started acting like themselves.
The 2-year-old mom, who now goes by the name Naomi, is very sweet and trusting. Her 8-month-old daughters were quite scared at first, but over time, they learned that there was nothing to be afraid of.
Her 2-month-old daughter, Abigail, was also quite scared at first, but as soon as she warmed up a bit, she was a very playful pup.
The 2-year-old dad, Thomas, still needs some time to adjust to his new surroundings, but as soon as his family is with him, he will feel much better.
On the other hand, the 10-year-old grandma adapted to her new environment as soon as she arrived, loving everybody she meets and enjoying her walks very much.
Shannon and Christel, the daughters, will stay at the rescue alongside their grandma while the rest of the family has already gone to foster families, patiently waiting for their forever homes.