Owners Wanted Sickly Dog To Be Put Down, But Veterinarian Had A Better Plan

Not long ago, the owners of a sickly pit bull brought their pet to a veterinary hospital in South Carolina to be put down…the dog’s multitude of ailments were too expensive for them to handle, and they had decided that euthanasia was their only option.

Fortunately,  Lesslie Animal Hospital‘s Dr. Setzer could see that the seven-year-old dog named Debo was special, and that with the right care, he could be healthy again. Debo’s owners relinquished ownership of their dog and the pit bull’s life was spared.

Dr. Setzer reached out to Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue group to see if they would be willing to take the ailing dog under their wing. Without hesitation, the rescue agency agreed.

Fast forward to today – Debo is steadily on the road to recovery, though there is still a ways to go. Debo suffered with recurring, untreated ear infections which left his ear canals so damaged that they need to be surgically removed, and he needs to undergo heart worm treatment (as well as still needing to be neutered).

Despite the veterinary treatment which still needs to be done, Debo has made tremendous strides to become the healthy dog that Dr. Setzer knew he could be. In fact, Debo is so much better, that he will soon be ready for adoption! If you are interested in learning more about this special boy, you can email the rescue group at carolinabigheartsbigbarks@gmail.com.

Find the fundraiser for Debo at this link.

Lesslie Animal Hospital’s Facebook page here.

Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue Facebook page here.

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

2 comments

  1. Marjorie McGrath says:

    So happy that this Doctor took the time to help rescue this beautiful dog. Continue success in getting better. Praying you found your forever home and love that he needs. Thanks again for the taking time to heal this dog. You all rock at what you do.

  2. TERRY FURLONG says:

    WHAT A FANTASTIC GROUP!! DEBO IS A LUCKY AND HANDSOME GUY.
    SO GLAD THE FAMILY HAD THE COMPASSION TO LET HIM BE TAKEN BY THE WONDERFUL VETS.
    THERE ARE MIRACLE FOLKS IN THE WORLD.. THIS GROUP IS AMONG THEM.

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