What Happened To This Bulletproof Pup Will Make You SO Mad, But...

What Happened To This Bulletproof Pup Will Make You SO Mad, But Also Amazed

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Bulletproof Oakley sounds like an extravagant name for such a tiny little pup – until you hear his whole story.

When he was just a few months old, Oakley ended up with a bullet in his spine.

When he was just a few months old, Oakley ended up with a bullet in his spine.

To this day, it”s still a mystery exactly how the slug got there. When a previous owner dumped him at a shelter, they claimed the pup was born without the use of his hind legs.

It wasn”t discovered that his disability was inflicted by humans until rescuers took him from the shelter.

Kristie Karcanes, who works at animal rescues herself, first saw Oakley when a shelter posted a photo of him on social media.

She immediately took interest in the little guy and arranged to meet the pup, who has no use of the whole lower half of his body.

She immediately took interest in the little guy and arranged to meet the pup, who has no use of the whole lower half of his body.

Karcanes took the pup in as a foster, but inevitably ended up adopting him.

Karcanes took the pup in as a foster, but inevitably ended up adopting him.

Oakley gets along just fine in his wheelchair…

Oakley gets along just fine in his wheelchair...

But it took a little time for his three new siblings to get used to Oakley and his disability,

But it took a little time for his three new siblings to get used to Oakley and his disability,

Clearly, they”ve warmed up to him.

Caring for Oakley, though, has proven to be even more of a challenge than Karcanes originally thought.

Caring for Oakley, though, has proven to be even more of a challenge than Karcanes originally thought.

The pup took to chewing on his own paralyzed paws, eventually leading to an amputation.

The pup took to chewing on his own paralyzed paws, eventually leading to an amputation.

He seems to have learned his lesson since the successful surgery.

Karcanes has devoted a large portion of her time to raising awareness of animal abuse via Facebook.

She”s working on making her own website, too, but in the meantime she”s already printed sweatshirts and T-shirts to help spread the word.

Karcanes finds it hard to fathom the amount and severity of animal abuse, even though she”s been involved with rescues for some time.

“Before Oakley came into my life, I knew of animal abuse, but I didn”t know how bad it was until I started his Facebook page and started seeing all these other animals and the things that they have been through, the things that they”ve survived.”

Oakley”s story may not have the perfect ending, as he could have lived a completely healthy life if humans hadn”t been so cruel to him…

But it”s definitely much better than many other pups” stories. Karcanes has devoted a lot of time and care to this one special pup, and hopefully the bittersweet story will help bring the issue of animal abuse into the light.

(source Facebook, Dogster)

For more pictures and updates about Oakley and other pups like him, visit his Facebook page. You can also help Karcanes care for her beloved canine by donating to help pay for various medical supplies and medical costs. Another way to help is to always report animal abuse when you see it, either to the police or your local shelter.