This sad story has a very happy ending!
A dog — estimated to be about 14 years old — was found deaf and starving in a parking lot when a decent human being called FIDO, the Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside, for help. The poor thing was COVERED in fleas!
“He was clearly malnourished and extremely dehydrated. He had no energy, was lethargic and couldn’t even walk or lift his head. We didn’t want to take the animal someplace where he’d be put down."
Instead, things got MUCH better for the pooch — and he found a home with Susan Niehoff of Irvington. She's a true hero! Here's what she said:
“I just loved him, and I hadn’t even seen him yet. He just looked like a Norman, so that’s what I named him. He really didn’t want anybody touching him."
Norman ended up warming up, though, but he wasn't out of the woods yet: Norman’s legs were giving out due to arthritis.
Luckily, he was donated a doggy wheelchair, which can run upwards of $300. Which means that someone out there was willing to help out a dog that many would see too old for the effort!
That warms our hearts!
Now, Norman is spending the remaining years of his life happy — and mobile!
[Image via RTV 6.]