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Little Bits, affectionately known as Beastie

Just over a month into his young life, Little Bits found himself inside a box on the side of the road. He must have been terrified. Thankfully, a Good Samaritan discovered him and brought him to the SPCA of Texas for help.

He arrived at the Russell E. Dealey Animal Rescue Center and our medical team immediately went to work. The veterinarian and team noted that Little Bits was exhibiting signs of swimmer syndrome. This condition prevented his back legs from working normally. Even though he struggled to walk, this feisty pup was determined to run and play like the active youngster he was!

A radiograph confirmed the veterinarian’s suspicions, and his treatment began. Our Foster team placed him with a loving foster family who focused on providing him the physical therapy he needed to have the best chance to strengthen his legs. His foster mom lovingly nicknamed him “Beastie” to fit his sweet yet determined little self.

We’re thrilled to report that he is thriving! He has mostly recovered the use of his back legs, and only has a little wiggle in his step that doesn’t seem to bother him at all. His condition will need to be continually monitored, but the best news of all is that he found a loving family who dotes on him and is ready to shower him with all the care he needs throughout his life. And even better? He has a brother named Fanta. The cherry on top is that Little Bits, AKA Beastie, is Fanta’s BFF and helps shy Fanta to be a more confident dog.

How’s that for a love story ending?