Friday, May 07, 2010

Paralyzed Dog Finds Freedom, Paws it Forward

April Hollingsworth's heart was broken three-and-a-half years ago when her dog Piggy was hit by a car.

"There were cars stopped outside the house and she had been hit kind of all over. I don't know exactly how it happened, whoever hit her didn't stop," April said. "To see my vibrant dog who was always up to mischief and running around and so full of energy in that state was absolutely horrific."

The prognosis was grim. Piggy had numerous injuries, including her spine, which was nearly severed.
"It wasn't until I picked her up that I really understood that she was paralyzed," April said. "No one came out and said, ‘You should put her down,' but that was the implied recommendation."

That recommendation was ignored - and for the sake of inspiration, I invite you to view the rest of her story here. 

Life With Dogs


  1. What a great and inspiring story. We dogs do like to have a purpose in life and she sure has that even if she doesn't have the use of her back legs right now. It's also great that she's got a Mom that didn't give up on her.

    wags, Lola

  2. Great story. Life is tough but dogs are tougher!!!

  3. Dogs....and laughter are the best medicine. Thanks, made my day.

  4. What a great story... I'm so glad April saved Piggy for her important work. Brought tears to my eyes....

  5. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Poor girl! Feel so sorry.

    I'm crying here :D

    It's so great there are people like this woman, who just refuse to accept something horrible like putting a kid (not a pet) down.

    The smile at the human's kids was priceless. The great thing is that Piggy is getting treatment.
    Nice story, thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you very much for ur kind comments on our blog earlier.
    this story was an wonderful example of how much love, strength and courage a Dawg can bring into a human's life.
    Beautiful story, Piggy made mummy cry
    wags, Bud n Gin

  7. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Way to go, Miss Piggy! I luvs her! What a very much good girl she is!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  8. Oh what a wonderful story. Piggy sure doesn't care that she can't walk without her wheel chair and she is putting so many smiles on those little faces..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  9. What an awesome story! Way to go, Piggy!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. Theresa5:53 AM

    This story brought tears to my eyes. Inspiring and touching. Thank you xxx

  11. Ok. Now you made me cry! Beautiful story...