25 Sep '12, 11am

Gordo The Paralyzed Shih Tzu Takes His First Steps (Video)

Gordo The Paralyzed Shih Tzu Takes His First Steps (Video)

Gordo, the paralyzed Shih Tzu who was rescued by New Jersey based Pet ResQ Inc. after his owner abandoned him in a high-kill animal shelter, has been making great progress since surgery was performed to fix a ruptured disk in his spine. Even his caretaker didn’t know how much he had improved until the day she forgot to bring the sling that supported his hind legs. “The day Gordo decided to walk I took him in the car to meet up with volunteers on a morning walk,” said Karen Colangelo, who has been caring for Gordo in her home. “I actually forgot his sling. We decided to just stand him up to do his physical therapy exercises and that is when he took off in his ‘drunken sailor’ stride. We kept pinching ourselves all day to say yes he is really still walking. Kandy who is in the video called me all day and the next to make sure Gordo was he still walking.” Gordo’s rescue and r...

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