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Dog abandoned in Mexico after his leg was nearly hacked off and then amputated finds home in Canada

Dog abandoned in Mexico’s most dangerous state after his leg was nearly hacked off and then amputated finds new home with Canadian family

  • The Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation shared last week Facebook photos of Rocky, a dog it rescued in Guanajuato, Mexico, in January 2020
  • The abandoned dog was spotted struggling to walk due to a right front leg that was almost hacked off
  • He underwent an operation to have his leg amputated and spent six months rehabbing before he was discharged
  • A family from British Columbia, Canada, has given Rocky a new home, according to the non-profit foundation

An abandoned dog found wandering the streets of Mexico‘s most dangerous state with a nearly hacked off leg has found a new home – with a family in Canada.

According to the Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation’s Facebook page, Rocky moved in to his new home last week after almost a year of rehab following an amputation of his right front leg.

The non-profit foundation said Rocky was rescued January 14, 2020, after he was spotted hobbling around the town of El Edén with the lower part of his right leg dangling. 

A family in Canada poses with Rocky, a dog that was adopted from a non-profit animal foundation in Guanajuato, Mexico, last week. The pooch was abandoned and rescued January 14, 2020, after he was spotted wandering with a nearly hacked off front right leg. He had his leg amputated and underwent a lengthy recuperation process before he was discharged 

A Canadian girl poses for a photo last week with Rocky, who was adopted from the Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation in Guanajuato, Mexico

A Canadian girl poses for a photo last week with Rocky, who was adopted from the Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation in Guanajuato, Mexico

Rocky spent six months receiving care after his right front leg had to be amputated in Mexico

Rocky spent six months receiving care after his right front leg had to be amputated in Mexico

A representative for the Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation told Mexican online portal La Silla Rota that it was not sure if the dog had been attacked with a machete due to the magnitude of his injury. 

Rocky was treated by two veterinarian clinics and spent six months under the care of the Canine Cat Clinic in the capital city of Guanajuato before he was reunited with his new caretakers at the shelter. 

Rocky, a Mexican dog who was rescued from the streets of Mexico's most dangerous state, Guanajuato, in 2020, after workers from the non-profit Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation saw him walking around with a right front leg that was nearly hacked off

Rocky, a Mexican dog who was rescued from the streets of Mexico’s most dangerous state, Guanajuato, in 2020, after workers from the non-profit Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation saw him walking around with a right front leg that was nearly hacked off

Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation announced January 21 that Rocky had arrived in Canada. 'We are very happy to show you his new life and the beautiful family that received him'

Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation announced January 21 that Rocky had arrived in Canada. ‘We are very happy to show you his new life and the beautiful family that received him’

The Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation said it started receiving donations after it found itself unable to cover the cost of his medical care, after some well-wishers failed to step forward after claiming that they would help out with the expenses when they first learned of Rocky’s unfortunate condition.

The non-profit foundation last week shared via Facebook a series of photos of him and his new family in the western Canadian province of British Columbia.

‘Rocko has arrived in Canada and we are very happy to show you his new life and the beautiful family that received him,’ the Guanajuato Animal Heart Foundation wrote.

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