Onlookers told the volunteers that a homeless man had attacked the puppy, and thrown him 30 feet into the canal. A man descended on a ladder, and when he approached the dog, he realized something terrible. The shivering pup had only three legs and was moaning in pain.
He had been bleeding and shivering in the canal for two days, one volunteer mentions. The vet said it was a miracle that Jordan was alive. Besides his severe injuries and infections, he was suffering from a bad case of mange and bacterial infections, as well as being emaciated.
Only a couple of days later, the incredibly brave pup was taken to his foster mom's home, where he had physical therapy and slowly but surely started to get stronger. He had two foster sisters, who helped him stay strong and not give up hope.
He was adopted into his forever family, where he has plenty of human and animal brothers and sisters, and where he runs and plays every day without even realizing that he is any different. Jordan's story is an inspiring one because he chose to live, and he chose to thrive, despite the extremely painful and tragic place he came from.
If it hadn't been for Hope for Paws, Jordan would never have survived alone in the canal. Consider making a donation to the organization to help them save more dogs and give them a second chance at a happy life.
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