Thank you for rescuing this poor thing. I have done this before and I swear that dog knew he was saved from a horrible existence, and was so appreciative. Sounds crazy but true. I had him from the age of approx. 7 until 11 and he became paralyzed in his rear end from arthritis and old injuries. We put him in a doggy wheelchair and he made it for one more year. Thanks again for doing this sweet gesture for this dog.