Pregnant dog, shot and paralyzed, on the road to recovery

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BAKERSFIELD, CA. (KGET) – Avyanna was shot in her back, abandoned in a field, and giving birth to her puppies.

The gun shot severed her spinal cord. She has no deep pain sensation in her back legs. But, she is fighting. Avyanna is giving her five puppies a fighting chance.

The founder of Marley’s Mutts, Zach Skow says if this had been a human, it would be everywhere. But a dog is teaching us the lesson to fight, even during the difficult times. “If a human woman had been shot in the back, paralyzed, gave birth in a field, and is at a recovery center, it would be all over cnn. but you have a dog who did it. it’s just remarkable, incredibly remarkable,” says Skow.

In what can seem like such a tragedy, came to be a story of resilience and positivity. Avyanna along with her five puppies are creating a new narrative for their life; One full of love for their new owners as they embark on another chapter.

Avyanna will continue here road to recovery at Marley’s Mutts in Wheely World where she’ll be equipped with a wheelchair to help her get around.

Mamas

Sex: Female
Breed: Lab x
Age: 2 years old
Mamas and her puppies were found abandoned in a rural area by a mailbox in a crate. A Good Samaritan took them in and reached out for help. The puppies have found their forever homes and now it’s Mamas turn.
Mamas is a sweet girl who is good with other dogs. She’s still learning basic manners and will need a forever home that will continue to train and enforce basic boundaries. She can also be a bit of an escape artist if left in a yard and will need a secure yard and a home that will not just leave her outside all day. 
 
If you think Mamas sounds like the perfect girl for you apply to make her part of your family.

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Alaster (Adoption Pending)

Sex: Male
Breed: Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever x
Age: 2 years old
Alaster is about as big and beautiful as they come!
This gorgeous boy was picked up as a stray and found himself at Kern County Animal Services. We suspect he was a herders dog as he seemed unsure of the leash, the car and attention. He also had foxtails imbedded in his feet which were removed by the shelter.
Alaster is settling into foster care where he can start adjusting to home life and all the things that will make his life enjoyable and fun. We’ll get to know his personality so we can match him up with the perfect forever home.

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Chilly

Sex: Female
Breed: Mix Breed
Age: 5 weeks old
Chilly and her litter mates came to us from Valley Oak Spca after their mother, Avyanna, had been shot, paralyzed and left to die with her puppies in a field near Visalia. Three of the puppies passed after birth but the amazing staff at Valley Oak were able to save the remaining puppies and reached out to us for help. Thankfully one of our amazing fosters said yes and Avyanna and her puppies joined the Marleys Mutts crew. 
At only 5 weeks old these babies are not available for adoption yet so please don’t fill out an application. We need to make sure these guys stay healthy, get them vaccinated and once old enough get them altered. These puppies will be the perfect medium size mutts when full grown. We will start accepting applications for this litter September 1st.

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Lazy

Sex: Female
Breed: Mix Breed
Age: 5 weeks old
Lazy and her litter mates came to us from Valley Oak Spca after their mother, Avyanna, had been shot, paralyzed and left to die with her puppies in a field near Visalia. Three of the puppies passed after birth but the amazing staff at Valley Oak were able to save the remaining puppies and reached out to us for help. Thankfully one of our amazing fosters said yes and Avyanna and her puppies joined the Marleys Mutts crew. 
At only 5 weeks old these babies are not available for adoption yet so please don’t fill out an application. We need to make sure these guys stay healthy, get them vaccinated and once old enough get them altered. These puppies will be the perfect medium size mutts when full grown. We will start accepting applications for this litter September 1st.

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Karmel

Sex: Female
Breed: Mix Breed
Age: 5 weeks old
Karmel and his litter mates came to us from Valley Oak Spca after their mother, Avyanna, had been shot, paralyzed and left to die with her puppies in a field near Visalia. Three of the puppies passed after birth but the amazing staff at Valley Oak were able to save the remaining puppies and reached out to us for help. Thankfully one of our amazing fosters said yes and Avyanna and her puppies joined the Marleys Mutts crew. 
At only 5 weeks old these babies are not available for adoption yet so please don’t fill out an application. We need to make sure these guys stay healthy, get them vaccinated and once old enough get them altered. These puppies will be the perfect medium size mutts when full grown. We will start accepting applications for this litter September 1st.

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Luna

Sex: Female
Breed: Mix Breed
Age: 5 weeks old
Luna and her litter mates came to us from Valley Oak Spca after their mother, Avyanna, had been shot, paralyzed and left to die with her puppies in a field near Visalia. Three of the puppies passed after birth but the amazing staff at Valley Oak were able to save the remaining puppies and reached out to us for help. Thankfully one of our amazing fosters said yes and Avyanna and her puppies joined the Marleys Mutts crew. 
At only 5 weeks old these babies are not available for adoption yet so please don’t fill out an application. We need to make sure these guys stay healthy, get them vaccinated and once old enough get them altered. These puppies will be the perfect medium size mutts when full grown. We will start accepting applications for this litter September 1st.

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Apple

Sex: Female
Breed: Mix Breed
Age: 5 weeks old
Apple and his litter mates came to us from Valley Oak Spca after their mother, Avyanna, had been shot, paralyzed and left to die with her puppies in a field near Visalia. Three of the puppies passed after birth but the amazing staff at Valley Oak were able to save the remaining puppies and reached out to us for help. Thankfully one of our amazing fosters said yes and Avyanna and her puppies joined the Marleys Mutts crew. 
At only 5 weeks old these babies are not available for adoption yet so please don’t fill out an application. We need to make sure these guys stay healthy, get them vaccinated and once old enough get them altered. These puppies will be the perfect medium size mutts when full grown. We will start accepting applications for this litter September 1st.

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Sunny (Adoption Pending)

Sex: Female
Breed: Shepherd x
Age: 10 months old
We named her Sunny for a reason—she is filled with brightness and personality!
Sunny was picked up as a stray by Kern County Animal Services with a seriously imbedded collar. Her wounds are some of the worst we’ve seen, going completely around her neck but the shelter patched her up and reached out for help. We were thankfully able to help.
Sunny is staying with one of our amazing fosters while she heals. While in foster care we’ll learn her personality and figure out the best home environment for her. So far she shows no ill demeanor whatsoever and has absolutely fallen in love with the young child in her foster home. She follows her everywhere and has determined the child is her spirit animal. Sunny minds very well and is easy to work with on boundaries. She’s doing great with the other dogs in the home, hasn’t met the cat yet, and shows healthy curiosity of the horses.
She has been a joy to foster this far, a true delight!
We expect Sunnys wounds will take 4-6 weeks to heal. She won’t be adoption ready until that time. So watch our social media pages for updates as she progresses.

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2-legged poodle walks on hind legs after remarkable recovery: ‘The friendliest, happiest dog’

Cora the miniature poodle has made a remarkable recovery after being abandoned with two broken legs, a broken back and a shattered pelvis a few years ago, news agency South West News Service (SWNS) reports. The 6-year-old pup was adopted by Zach Skow of Tehachapi, Calif., in Feb. 2018 and has made paw-sitive progress ever since.

Skow, who runs Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue, suspects that the precious pup sustained the traumatic injuries after being run over by a car.

“We tried to save the legs with surgery but one of them had a bone infection and had to be amputated, and the other one couldn’t be fixed and had to be amputated as well,” he explained. “She was depressed – it was a shock for her to lose her legs and it was very painful for her to be immobile.”

“The vet wanted us to euthanize her but I’ve taken in many two-legged dogs over the years and I knew she could get better,” Skow continued. “Now Cora is the rock star of them all.”

After the surgery, Cora got stronger by walking with the assistance of a cart. And within three months, she learned to hop around on two legs.

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“Through perseverance and dogged will she learned how to walk on her own,” Skow said. “We gave her space and we let her be – we didn’t want to be overly sympathetic and carry her everywhere.”

Now, the playful poodle is living her best life, with her proud owner describing Cora as “the friendliest, happiest dog I’ve ever met.”

“She has never met a person or a pet that she doesn’t want to be best friends with,” Skow said. “I think her mission in life is to display gratitude wherever she goes.