Scooch struggled to climb out of his dark prison into the light without his hind legs.
They could see the brown Pitbull with their spotlights even though it was pitch black. When Donna crept closer to him, he hunched in a corner and gave out a low growl. After she threw a wiener at him, he suddenly stopped snarling. Scooch pulled himself with his front legs when he saw the meal.
That’s when Donna noticed Scooch wasn’t using his back legs – he was paralyzed.
“He was so hungry that he flocked toward every bit of food I threw at him.” Donna sent a message on the Stray Rescue of St. Louis website. – “We worried how long this poor dog had been alone and terrified here.” After some back-and-forth, we decided that luring him out with food was the safest and least stressful option.”
Donna noticed how terrible Scooch was as soon as she walked out. He was extremely skinny, with open sores on his back legs from dragging himself on the dirt.
“His appreciative eyes revealed that he realized that all we wanted to do was help him,” Donna explained.