Never underestimate the tenacity of a dog to survive. Even with the odds stacked against them, they know how to make do with what they have and make the best out of it, even if that involves physical disability.
They don’t know the meaning of “can’t” and will go through great lengths to prove you wrong.
Lily is one such dog living in South Africa who has definitely beaten the odds.
She’s partially paralyzed but that doesn’t stop her from getting around.
She would wander the streets looking for food, and that took her near a school.
Now, we’re all used to our dogs barking at the smallest of things outside, and we don’t think much of it.
But when Lily’s barking got on the nerves of the school’s principal
to the point that two of the janitorial staff were ordered to bury the
The kitchen staff watched on in horror as the dog cried for help during the process, and one of them immediately called Mdzananda Animal Clinic in a panic, hoping that they could help.
They rushed to the scene and were desperate to get the dog out.
They didn’t have a lot of time, as the dog had already been buried for about 20 minutes.
They did manage to dig her out in time and get her to the clinic,
where she underwent hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and other assorted
treatments to help her regain some movement in her hind legs.
Her partial paralysis was a result of a fractured spine that had taken place earlier in her life.
Over time, she’s already put on some muscle and weight, and looks much healthier and happier than when she was found.