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Sandy is not your typical dog. He was abandoned by his owner in Greece early on as pup, presumably because of his special condition – his bowed legs – that made it difficult for him to move around and standing up-right seem like a distant dream.

Yet, despite these challenges, Sandy remained excited about life and perhaps, as a result, captivated the hearts of many animal lovers thousands of miles away in England.

Once Hertfordshire, England-based animal shelter Mutts in Distress heard about Sandy’s story, they immediately set an action plan in place to fly him all the way to their little corner of the world to get Sandy back to full health and give him a fighting chance, hoping to provide him with the opportunity to walk like any other dog.

With the help of generous supporters, who raised hundreds of pounds, Mutts in Distress was able to give Sandy the rescue of a lifetime.

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

Late last year on Dec. 21, 2013, Sandy finally arrived at the shelter, and the veterinary staff at Cambridge Beehive Companion Care, who decided to take on Sandy’s leg operations for free, fell in love with him instantly.

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

But before any procedures could be done, Sandy had to be checked out to determine “how badly his legs [were] affected,” as Mutts in Distress writes.

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

He was pretty tired from his trip and all the medical attention, falling asleep not long after his first x-ray was over.

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

Thankfully, Sandy’s x-rays showed some promise and he was scheduled for his first leg surgery just a month later — woohoo!

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

Everyone was impressed by how well his first surgery went...

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

…as Sandy came out of it with a straight leg!

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

According to Mutts in Distress, Sandy’s vet made a cart for him to help him get around, yet apparently Sandy would have “none of that … determined to do it himself.” What a sweet, little wonder!

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

“This young boy is so happy despite all that life has thrown at him. Just incredible,” Mutts in Distress writes.

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

A few weeks after his first surgery, Sandy went in again to get his other leg straightened out.

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

Mutts in Distress reports that Sandy was “a little disoriented” after the second surgery and “now faces two months of healing, including physiotherapy.”

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

However, everyone is more than confident that he will pull through yet again as little Sandy has proved to be quite the fighter, refusing to not give up in the face of adversity.

 

Abandoned Bow-Legged Dog Sandy Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)

Mutts in Distress / Facebook

 

To keep track of Sandy’s recovery, check in with Mutts in Distress periodically for updates.

Lead image source: Mutts in Distress

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61 comments on “Bow-Legged Dog Flown from Greece to England for a Rescue of a Lifetime (PHOTOS)”

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JOHN PASQUA
1 Months Ago

GREAT SOULS AT BEHIVE COMPANION CARE TO HELP SANDY THE DOG FOR FREE.


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1 Months Ago

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Kelly Blue
07 May 2017

NOT FOR ADVERTISING---THIS IS FOR ANIMAL RESCUE !!

Susan
3 Years Ago

Great work by the vet and staff. Hope Sandy has a full recovery. He is a beautiful dog.


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Fortune Flores
3 Years Ago

this is absolutely a very wonderful story and goes to prove how great the British people are and how much they love dogs and all their pets. I cannot say how much this story has touched my heart and that I wish Sandy all the best for the rest of his life. This has endeared "Mutts in Distress" and the British public for raising the money for this amazing surgery. Bravo and Kudos to all of Britain for their kind hearts and great strength of character. May God always bless the British. Well done my friends, well done indeed. Bye for now, long life and good health.


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navyguy
3 Years Ago

http://www.petenchantment.com/


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Donna Patton
3 Years Ago

I couldn't read the article.


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Heather Morgan Burns
3 Years Ago

the first words from my four year olds mouth..."he's beautiful, he is so beautiful" if only adults could see what real beauty is


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Anne Louise
3 Years Ago

:)


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Lisa Haag
3 Years Ago

Great vet work!


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Ginger Goslin
3 Years Ago

<3 Mutts in Distress in England for saving this beautiful pooch, Sandy!!


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