When you think of angels, you may think of an image floating around with a halo around its head, but angels come in all different forms.
People who work with animals are special and those who dedicate volunteer time to help out animals in need are in an entirely different category…they are angels. We hear about amazing animal rescue situations all the time and while they start out terribly sad, they can end up being viewed as miracles.
In April of 2013, a Doberman Pinscher named Kenny was rescued by Two Hands Four Paws rescue organization. When they found him he was paralyzed after suffering major damage to his spine. Most people who encountered Kenny thought that there was no way he was going to make it, but a few good souls refused to give up on him and after six months of relentless care, Kenny was a new dog.
The video below chronicles Kenny’s journey back to health and captures some pretty miraculous moments. At the start of the video, Kenny is clearly in a bad place and he is seen being wheeled on a cart, wrapped up in blankets. The rescue workers made blanket wraps that allowed them to lift him up into and out of vehicles so he could get treated. At first, Kenny was completely unable to walk, but with the patience of the workers, they soon had him on a harness that they held while he struggled to move one foot in front of the other. It clearly took several hours of dedicated time and effort to get to this point and this team evidently didn’t even think of giving up on him.
After Kenny had several hours worth of practice using the suspension harness, he was slowly eased into walking by himself. And then, the final moment that proves that rescue workers are angels, is when Kenny sprints from one end of a hallway to the other end. He stops right in front of the rescue workers and it’s clear he is appreciative of the work that they did for him. He wiggles and wags his tail and sidles up to the worker as if he can’t get close enough.
Had this rescue team not have had faith and hope that Kenny would get better, then there is a good chance Kenny wouldn’t be here today. So many others would’ve given up on him but this team gave him what he deserved and their unfaltering hope and dedication led Kenny to where he is today.
Rescue workers don’t do it because they have to, they do it because they want to and they believe that animals are good and make the world a better place. It’s because of these rescue workers that several of these animals go on to become wonderful family pets and leave lifelong imprints on our hearts.
This video proves that with a little hope, faith, and hard work, a new life can be saved and go on to make the world a better place. Seeing Kenny when he sprints across the hall will bring sheer joy to your heart.