On his way to the dolomite plant Brian noticed what looked like a small pile of dirt on the road. Something made him stop the car to take a look. The first thing he noticed was a pair of amazing eyes starring at him and when looking closer, he realized that is was a tiny puppy. Joe, as we call him, was terribly skinny, had hardly any hair and his left back legs was broken. He looked like a possum and used his last strength to wriggle his tail.
Despite the sorry state, Brian picked him up and took him to the plant. The employees didn’t think he would survive. We took him home to see what we could do. The vet recommended that we make a brace for the broken leg. Joe was so small that we used a wooden ice cream stick – broken in half – and padded the leg with cotton wool. With this he was able to stand when we took him out in the yard. However, he was so small and weak that he would topple over when the grass was swaying in the wind.