Poor Douglas was found on the side of a road in Antigua, dragging his hind legs. Although his rescuers initially thought he had been hit by a car, upon further inspection his injuries were actually fairly old. They believe that he was likely attacked by other dogs on the island, leaving him with partial paralysis in his hindquarters.
Thanks to the amazing Dogs and Cats of Antigua, Douglas has made his way up to Animal Haven where his new life begins. We are so thankful to have the opportunity to give this sweet boy the chance at life he otherwise would not have had.
Right now we are still learning more about Douglas's current condition and we don't have a lot of answers just yet. We are sending him to our partner vets for spinal x-rays and a neurological consultation to get a better idea of the extent of his paralysis. Once we have more information, we'll be able to determine if he's a candidate for corrective surgery or wheelchair! We'll keep you all updated along his journey but he is available for adoption right now! Animal Haven will of course be covering the costs of his diagnostics and treatments and we're hopeful Douglas will charm his way into someone's heart soon.
In addition to his paralysis, Douglas is also suffering from heartworm, ehrlichia, a urinary tract infection, and open lesions on his legs - we know, he's got a LOT going on.
If you'd like to learn more about Douglas or are interested in adopting him, please contact Animal Haven to get in touch with a staff member directly.