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Lawson The Paralyzed Stray Dog Teaches Us All To Never Give Up Hope

by Paul Morris
Paul is a proud Southerner who enjoys long walks in the woods, sweet tea, and watching movies. He’s also an expert pastry chef and will share his rhubarb-berry pie recipe with just about anyone who asks. He loves America and playing with animals of all kinds. When he isn't writing about the things he loves most, you can find him in the great outdoors!

Meet Lawson, he’s a beautiful little dog who, at just 1 year old, was struck down by a speeding car. His life had already been through enough, searching through garbage in order to get enough food, but when he finally woke up after the car accident, he realized he couldn’t even move his back legs.

Forced to drag his broken body behind him, the poor pooch’s knees and legs soon grew scraped and bruised from the pavement as he continued his struggle for survival. As if things weren’t hard enough, life had suddenly gotten much more difficult for this paralyzed puppy.

With his legs completely destroyed, he had little hope for survival. Forgotten and completely alone, this dog’s precious life was slowly being lost. With no one there to help him, he went to sleep every single night fully expecting it to be his last.

But then, one beautiful morning, he woke up and realized a human was standing above him. The amazing people at He’Art of Rescue decided that they were going to do their best to save this dog’s precious life. So when they told him to “wake up,” he opened his eyes and his whole story changed.

Please read his amazing story of resiliency below.

Homeless and alone, Lawson just wanted to get some food one lonely night.

Homeless and alone, Lawson just wanted to get some food one lonely night.

While crossing the street he was struck by a reckless speeding car. The driver left poor Lawson alone in a ditch to die.

While crossing the street he was struck by a reckless speeding car. The driver left poor Lawson alone in a ditch to die.

Scared and alone, Lawson realized his legs were completely destroyed. He couldn't walk, and he was in constant pain.

Scared and alone, Lawson realized his legs were completely destroyed. He couldn't walk, and he was in constant pain.

But he still kept his will to live. He dragged himself from place to place in order to get food. Even though it began to rub his skin off, he took everything one day at a time.

But he still kept his will to live. He dragged himself from place to place in order to get food. Even though it began to rub his skin off, he took everything one day at a time.

He laid in the hot sun for three days, no one came to help, no one seemed to care.

He laid in the hot sun for three days, no one came to help, no one seemed to care.

Time was running out, he was slowly starving away. One night he fell asleep, fully expecting never to wake up... But in the morning, when his eyes opened, a human stood above him, and Lawson's luck suddenly changed forever.

Time was running out, he was slowly starving away. One night he fell asleep, fully expecting never to wake up... But in the morning, when his eyes opened, a human stood above him, and Lawson's luck suddenly changed forever.

It looks like Lawson is going to have to get used to his new legs!

It looks like Lawson is going to have to get used to his new legs!

Watch the video below to watch Lawson explore the world with his brand new legs! Some stories do have a happy ending!

Please SHARE Lawson’s story of triumph if you think that all dogs deserve a second chance and a forever home filled with love and kindness!

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