Willow was a beautiful little Neapolitan Mastiff puppy who happened to be born with a birth defect called Swimmer’s Syndrome. She was bread to be sold, and being defective, she was going to be “thrown out” like garbage.
Because of her condition, she was not able to walk, or even stand up. Instead her chest was flat and her legs were splayed out like a turtle ‘swimming’, and she couldn’t move hardly at all. She wouldn’t even have been able to get to a food bowl to eat.
Luckily, the breeder posted about her on social media in a last ditch effort before putting her down. He wanted her gone. The post was shared around the Internet until Jennifer Williams, President at 2nd Chances Rescue in Norco, California saw it.
Jenn immediately drove over to the breeder’s house to check her out. There she saw other mastiffs playing, but Willow was just lying there not able to do anything.
Jenn took Willow to Gina Gould who is an Animal Acuscope Therapist. Gina has had lots of experience with swimmer puppies. She saw that Willow’s condition was extremely critical so she quickly got to work.
She immediately wrapped Willow’s chest to keep the chest from being flat, and she used the acuscope to stimulate Willow’s spinal cord.
See next page for the rest of Willow’s amazing story and her video…