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Children Save Tomy, Paralyzed Dog in Israel

Children Save Tomy, Paralyzed Dog in Israel
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Out of all the thousands of homeless animals in Israel a rescue group called Let the Animals Live (LAL) has helped to save, the poster pup seems to be a dog named Tomy.  He was discovered living in the bushes by the side of a road in the Negev desert by a group of Bedouim children.

Tomy’s Story

For weeks, they brought him water and food but could not persuade the scared and injured dog to go to them.  It is presumed he was hit by a car and crawled away seeking safety; its estimated Tomy spent 60 days there.  Eventually, LAL was called to come to Tomy’s rescue. They discovered Tomy’s rear legs are paralyzed.

Once Tomy was brought to a veterinarian, he spent weeks in the intensive care unit (ICU) healing from his traumas – physical and emotional.  It was determined he would need a wheelchair in order to have any self-mobility.

A boy named Jamie decided to make Tomy and his needs his personal Bar Mitzvah project. Together, LAL and Jamie raised enough money to have a special wheelchair made in the USA for Tomy.  Believed to be about 10 years old, Tomy continues to work on strengthening his muscles to be able to use the wheelchair for longer time periods.

Hadar Gutman fell in love with Tomy during his lengthy ICU stay and developed a loving rapport.  She became Tomy’s foster mom.  Aside from lots of love, Gutman also provides acupuncture, aromatherapy and other alternative, gentle treatments to encourage healing.  View some photos of Tomy and watch his video.

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4:18AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

We have to learn from children

1:56PM PDT on Aug 29, 2014

What a nice story.

12:58PM PDT on Jun 11, 2014

Me da mucha tristeza. Gracias a Dios fue rescatada.

3:51PM PDT on May 31, 2014

This true hero is amazing for saving and helping this beautiful dog live a new life again and learn to trust people :) Tomy is a beautiful dog!!!!

3:31PM PDT on May 31, 2014

Thank you!

1:27AM PDT on May 30, 2014

Thank you for sharing.Good luck !

9:50PM PDT on May 27, 2014

luv you tommy.

1:39PM PDT on May 27, 2014

Thank you and best wished for Tomy.

4:38AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Heart warming story.

9:30AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Jamie is an incredible boy!!! What a great example did he give for his friends and family!!

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