Perhaps it was the bombs bursting in air that caused the black Lab mix to bolt on July 4. It would have ended very badly if not for a park ranger who pulled the dog out of a canal.
The dog’s rear leg was so badly injured that vets from the Arizona Humane Society had to amputate. Yet, the 2-year-old’s friendliness remains buoyant, and the loss of his leg has only slightly slowed him down.
Copper is very easygoing and looks forward to a morning stroll (more of a hop, given his three legs). He is a perfect gentleman on a leash and knows all the basic commands, though “sit” and “down” are problematic because of his injuries.
Copper gets along well with children and mellow dogs but has not been introduced to a cat.
He is available at the AHS Sunnyslope facility, 9226 N. 13th Ave., Phoenix. His adoption fee is $35 and includes his neuter and amputation surgery and vaccines. For more information, call 602-997-7585, ext. 2045, and ask for animal A404790.
Originally posted here: Injured dog still has friendly spirit.