They Might Be Paralyzed, But This Man & His Dog Are Living Life to the Fullest


By Jack Day

Life has a funny way of helping along certain situations. And it is in those times that we call it a “chance happening” that lead to a happy ending. That’s exactly what took place when a paralyzed dog found on the side of the road was adopted by the perfect person.

It looked grim at first when workers for San Antonio Pets Alive animal shelter found the pooch destitute by the side of the road. After some serious care and rehabilitation the little guy pulled through, but without the use of his back legs. Having survived the incident, the workers decided the name him “Chance” as they hoped his lucky streak would continue.

It wasn’t long before Michael, who is also paralyzed from the waist down, had a “chance” meeting with the lucky dog. It was an instant friendship and the two are now partners in crime.

When asked about his new best friend Michael had this to say, “I knew his struggles as well as mine. I knew that we could overcome those obstacles together…He just takes after me, I guess. He just knows that we have no restrictions and there isn’t anything that we can’t do.”

What do you think about the “chance” friendship? Would you ever consider adopting an animal with special needs? Please tell us your stories and share this one with your family and friends.

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