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Save Ferris: A Sato Rescue Tale

Save Ferris: A Sato Rescue Tale

When ADLA director Ruby discovered Ferris on the side of the road near Piñones Beach, he tried to run away. After all, when you´re alone and in pain, letting a stranger touch you is a risky move. Thankfully, he eventually realized that Ruby wasn´t going to give up and allowed her to rescue him. A visit to the vet revealed that Ferris had been hit by multiple cars, leaving him with such severe back and leg injuries that he was unable to stand.

The recovery process for a broken back is not easy, but Ferris has proven himself to be a fighter. He has worked hard on his physical therapy, which includes using a TENS machine to improve circulation and combat muscle atrophy in his back. His spine is too deteriorated for him to use a wheelchair, but Ferris has begun to learn how to walk again with the help of an assisted loop. Each step has made him a little bit stronger.

Ferris using an assisted loop.

Over the last few months, Ferris´s dedication to his recovery has started to pay off. He can walk short distances and even joins the other shelter dogs on beach walks! His loving and optimistic nature makes him a favorite with ADLA volunteers. If you´re out on the beach in Piñones, you just may see Ferris cruising in his signature red wagon or strutting down the boardwalk to show how far he´s come.

Ferris is currently in foster care and available for adoption! If you are looking for a sweet and snuggly addition to your family, please fill out an adoption application form. However, you can also support him by donating to ADLA to help defray the costs of his medical care or becoming a volunteer to help his friends get some fresh air and exercise on the beach.

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller. And our Ferris, probably.