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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.

 
 
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Last weekend I went for the first time to take pictures of the dog my friend Brian Holland and I rescued a couple of months ago.
 It was quite distressing when I found out from one of my customers that in along the seaside in Punta Gorda where they were staying there was a dog that had been hit by car.  I went to have a look to see if there was anything I could do. I’m not a vet but it looked to me that the dog had a broken back. She could not move and was in that same spot for quite some time. Out of desperation I called my friend Brian. He and his wife Anne have rescued many dogs in Punta Gorda and they are known in town for their knowledge and kind hearts towards the K9 family.