Woody the three-legged dog, with Saskia Cederlof, has been cared for by Angel Paws and will soon be coming up for adoption. Picture: Evan Morgan
Woody the three-legged dog, with Saskia Cederlof, has been cared for by Angel Paws and will soon be coming up for adoption. Picture: Evan Morgan

Pooch's second chance after life-changing gunshot injury

Three-legged dog Woody, who was wounded by gunshot and left for dead is ready for his next big step.

Angel-Paws general manager Larissa Huxley said Woody would be available for adoption in three weeks and staff would be sad to see the placid-natured dog go after his tough road to recovery.

Angel-Paws volunteer Saskia Cederlof with Woody. Picture: Evan Morgan
Angel-Paws volunteer Saskia Cederlof with Woody. Picture: Evan Morgan

Angel Paws received the heart-wrenching call in mid-June about an injured dog with a badly mangled leg found near Charters Towers.

Woody the three-legged dog, with Saskia Cederlof, has been cared for by Angel Paws and will soon be coming up for adoption. Picture: Evan Morgan
Woody the three-legged dog, with Saskia Cederlof, has been cared for by Angel Paws and will soon be coming up for adoption. Picture: Evan Morgan

After getting his leg amputated Woody started physio six weeks ago to build up his hip muscle strength.

Despite still being timid Ms Huxley said the three-year-old dog's personality had completely changed from when he first came into care and his confidence is growing every day.

"He likes water we have discovered so we took him to the river last week and was straight in there."

Ms Huxley said Woody would make a great pet.

"I think he would fit into any family as he has got a beautiful nature, is very placid, is very sookie and just loves attention."

"Although he is nervy once he gets to know someone they are friends for life.

"I think he will settle in to a new home really well."

To get Woody back onto the road to recovery has been a special journey for Ms Huxley and volunteers from Angle-Paws.

"It has been he has been one of our special cases and for me personally to see his change."

"When he came in we had no idea he was going to be so lovely.

"It has been an absolute pleasure to watch his journey."

She said those interested in adopting Woody could start the application process by filling in an adoption form on the Angel-Paws website.

"We are happy to take applications now but he won't be ready for another three weeks."

Although Woody is on the road to finding a new home Angel Paws is always looking for donations to help other animals in need.

Donations can be made through the organisation's website www.angelpawsinc.com.au.

Originally published as Pooch's second chance after life-changing gunshot injury



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