After being saved from the streets of Afghanistan, a two-legged dog has recovered remarkably and enjoys running on his two legs.
In 2013, a vehicle hit Maz the Labrador cross, crushing both of his rear legs, and he was abandoned to wander the streets of the war-torn country.
On Valentine’s Day in 2015, UK NHS doctor Helene Svinos claimed she couldn’t stop thinking about the “friendliest dog” after seeing a video of him online.
Maz was “full of joy” despite his serious injuries, and Helene felt she had to bring him back to Manchester, England.
Louise Hastie, a former soldier who rescues dogs from conflict zones, was contacted about an old friend’s pet, and in May of that year, the dog was sent to Kabul.
Maz has joined a pack of other puppies at Helene’s house, where she has six rescue dogs from Romania, including the blind Husky Inka and the paraplegic Pomeranian Bambi.
Maz has maintained his positive attitude and is always eager to go on runs, even though both of his rear legs had to be amputated after being fused together.
The dog, according to Helene, has always refused to utilise walking assistance or wheels because he likes to “scuttle around as fast as lighting.”
Even though Helene’s three springer spaniels compete in CaniCross events, Marvellous Maz has defeated them in a sprint.
“Maz is just a complete and utter star,” remarked Helene. Aside from when it’s pouring, you can’t feel depressed or miserable with him since he exudes happiness.
“There is nothing that has ever stopped Maz from pursuing his goals, even rolling in mud!”He just doesn’t think about the past; he just lives in the present.
Working as an A&E doctor at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Helene remarked that having her dogs at home has supported her throughout the Covid pandemic.
“I’m an A&E doctor working during lockdown, but he just puts things into perspective when I get home,” the woman said.Experiencing loneliness under lockdown has been challenging at times, but I always return to these content dogs.
Despite his wounds, the perceptive dog managed to find his way to a veterinarian, where he made friends with one of the staff members, according to Helene. He also always sprang up to welcome people.
With limited means, they were unable to do much more than try to maintain the amiable dog’s health, so they put out a call on the internet.
Maz was transported to Manchester, where he is now “full of life,” with assistance from Louise Hastie of War Paws, a nonprofit organisation she founded to aid dogs in places of civil unrest.
Before he was able to find his permanent home with Helene, he had two four-hour operations in May 2015 to remove his rear legs.
“He’s just the most wonderful dog and I’m so grateful to have him in my life,” Helene said.Dogs are amazing creatures with endless love and affection that are in need of homes. They will make you happy just as much as you will.I have a particular affection for crippled dogs, and while it’s untrue, I believe that people worry about them.
“They can lead happy and fulfilling lives, but they are frequently disregarded.”