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WTVM's Summer Save-A-Pet Program: Meet Pegleg

Pegleg is social, good with other dogs and children.  If you're interested in adopting Pegleg or another animal, contact Animal Ark Rescue, by calling (706) 992-5751. Or go to their Facebook page. Pegleg is social, good with other dogs and children. If you're interested in adopting Pegleg or another animal, contact Animal Ark Rescue, by calling (706) 992-5751. Or go to their Facebook page.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

WTVM's Summer Save-A-Pet Program continues this week with a dog named  Pegleg , a Staffordshire terrier with a big heart, even after a scary and cruel start.   Pegleg  was picked up by Animal Control with serious leg injuries, and when they couldn't place him, they called Animal Ark Rescue to pick him up. Bob Stoddard offered to be his temporary foster.

"I got a call from animal control that nobody had adopted him, and they said we needed to either come and get him or that he was going to be put down. And we knew right then that we had to go get him, and unfortunately he's had some trying times, "said Stoddard. 

Pegleg, or "Peg", for short, was missing one of his back legs below the second joint, and two of the toes on his other foot were in pretty bad shape, too. Stoddard then took the dog to Dr. Rene Lefranc at 2nd Avenue Animal Hospital to see what he thought about the curious wounds. 

"My initial thought was that he probably got run over by a mower. And then probably left alone, the legs were infected, and the wounds, and the lacerations, and the gashes, and the skin that was lost, really was indicative of a mower, you know, probably being run over by a mower. But he looks pretty good, he's in good shape, he seems to be thriving, doing well," said Lefranc. 

His wounds were treated with antibiotics and monitored for any new infection, and lefranc says he's ready to go giving him a clean bill of health. 

Whether the lawnmower incident was intentional or not, Pegleg doesn't show any signs of aggression or fear of people or animals. He's social, good with other dogs and children, but may need to find a home that doesn't have a cat. 

Stoddard says Peg has warmed their hearts, and can't wait to place him in his forever home. He said he may look different, but gets around just fine. "As far as any special needs, he's just like any other dog, he just needs some lovin' and he needs an owner that's gonna take care of him," said Stoddard. 

If you're interested in adopting Pegleg or another animal, contact Animal Ark Rescue, by calling (706)992-5751. Or go to their Facebook page.  

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