Foster dad refuses to euthanize puppy born without front legs, decides to give him a second chance
The veterinarian thought he should be put down.
At just four hours old, Nobby the puppy was born without front legs, making it difficult for him to nurse from his mother. While his mother accepted him, his siblings pushed him away, leaving him hungry and alone. Sadly, the vet recommended that Nobby be euthanized.
Despite the vet’s advice, Lou Robinson from Texas, who had previously adopted and cared for homeless and unwanted dogs, made the decision to take care of Nobby herself. She and her husband Mark took Nobby home and provided him with love, security, and nourishment through a bottle.
Lou and Mark watched over Nobby around the clock, ensuring that he received the best possible care. They refused to give up on him, even when others had suggested it was the best course of action.
Initially, Nobby appeared to be thriving. “His eyes opened, his ears developed. You could hear him bark, he could smell and recognize voices,” explained Lou Robinson.
However, things took a turn for the worse when Nobby was almost a month old. He began to sneeze, was unable to defecate, and small bubbles emerged from his nose.
An X-ray revealed that something was wrong with Nobby’s esophagus, and he was given antibiotics and placed in an incubator. The situation appeared bleak, but Nobby’s fighting spirit and determination were exceptional.
He refused to give up, and his foster parents fought alongside him to provide him with the best possible life. Over time, Nobby’s health improved, and he proved to be a true survivor. Three years later, he is a wonderful little dog who has overcome tremendous adversity.
Despite the challenges Nobby faces, he has become an inspiration to people around the world, showing that anything is possible. The Robinsons have created a Facebook page for Nobby, where people can follow his adventures.
Based on recent updates and photos, Nobby is doing better than ever. He has grown into a strong dog who loves to play and explore. His curiosity about life is evident, and he even has his own wheelchair to help him get around and play.
Nobby’s story is a testament to the fact that being different is not a hindrance. Although the vet suggested he be put down, Nobby has proven that anything is possible with the help of Lou and Mark.
Let’s share Nobby’s story and show our appreciation to Lou and Mark for the incredible job they have done in giving Nobby a happy life.