(WSVN) - A puppy that was found with an awkward posture received some much-needed treatment after it was found by a good Samaritan.
According to FOX13 Tampa Bay, the puppy was taken to Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor, near Tampa, where workers and volunteers aided the canine.
Karey Burek, volunteer rescue coordinator and medical pet foster, said they named the 10-week-old puppy Jensen after Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ center, Ryan Jensen because the dog’s front legs bowed far outside his torso.
Burek also said that she was called by Pasco Animal Services after a bystander saw the puppy running along the roadway.
Jensen was underweight, but he wasn’t in any pain.
When his rescuers took Jensen to animal officers, they made a call to Suncoast Animal League.
“He’s just the sweetest, most gentle, timid little puppy,” Burek tells FOX13 Tampa Bay.
Dr. Cindy Culpepper, who works at Paws and Claws Animal Medical Center in Dunedin, provided Jensen with a full check-up, which included X-rays that did not show any broken bones or other injuries.
According to Dr. Culpepper, the cause of Jensen’s bowed legs was due to malnutrition. The puppy weighed 11 pounds, but Burek said Jensen was about eight pounds underweight.
Special supplements, as well as special leg braces, will help in Jensen’s rehabilitation.
Burek said the leg braces will help the puppy move more comfortably while he heals.
If all goes well with the treatment, Jensen will be ready to live in his forever home when he is put up for adoption.
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