Many of you have sent questions about Cedar, our three-legged friend, so we thought we’d introduce him! Cedar lives outside Ottawa, Ontario Canada, though he’s a frequent traveler and accompanies his family while they volunteer around North America. Cedar was brought back from the brink of death. He was discovered weighing half of his healthy body weight and suffering from multiple bullet holes, a severely broken limb, and wounds from various coyote attacks. No one was sure if he would survive, the smell of death hung over him, but this boy is a fighter!! After a few days of stabilizing in hospital, he was finally healthy enough to undergo his first surgery.
With the help of multiple veterinary hospitals, Cedar has undergone four surgeries, though more are still required. Bullet shrapnel pierced his lungs, chest and his already injured hips, but that doesn’t stop this exuberant soul from making the most of out of his new life! His sweet temperament and excitement to meet EVERYONE have opened up a new avenue for Serengeti Foundation to help others. Cedar and his one-eyed sister June (more to come on her later) have begun the training to become certified therapy dogs.
Cedar has been a big hit with adults with disabilities and Veterans, primarily those who have also had amputations. He absolutely LOVES having his stump rubbed, chasing a ball, and coming in close for a one-armed hug.
We’ll be documenting his future visits, stay tuned for the stories of Cedar!