- Jim was found injured in a highway and got operated for his pelvic fracture.
- Due to a severe nerve damage, he had to undergo another procedure that would remove one of his legs.
- After recovering, Jim was adopted by the chief veterinarian who saved his life.
This chief veterinarian has gone beyond her task of treating this pup and adopted him for good.
Rescuers brought Jim, a Chihuahua mix, to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) after they found him on the side of a highway, apparently hit by a car.
Dr. Sue Lynch, the chief veterinarian at the animal shelter, got instantly swayed by the dog’s sweetness. “From the minute I saw him, with a pelvic fracture and so sad, I just couldn’t believe how sweet he was despite all his injuries and pain,” Dr. Sue said.
The doctor immediately attended to the injured dog, and brought him to Colorado Canine Orthopedics for a pelvic surgery.
Soon after, Dr. Sue discovered that the poor pup had an extensive nerve damage in his right leg. Proper treatment would require a leg amputation, which will also relieve him of the pain.
Dr. Sue and her team were able to successfully do the operation, and Jim had later recovered from the procedure.
To help Jim in his full recovery, the vet took him home as a foster pet, only to find out soon enough that she couldn’t already let him go. She and her family fell in love with Jim’s spirit.
“It was done after that. My daughter was in love. My husband was in love,” Dr. Sue told KRDO. “I couldn’t bring him back knowing I wouldn’t know what his future was going to be.”
“He has an amazing temperament and he just follows me around all day,” the doctor said of her new canine companion in an HSPPR blog. “I love him so much. My family loves him too!”
The fur mom added that Jim is “the perfect fit” for their family. He has been running, jumping and playing like nothing has happened at all.
Aside from having his own family now, with a hero mom who saved his life, Jim’s even got a sibling, Elvita — another dog that Dr. Sue has treated and rescued herself.