Paralyzed pit bull is now a therapy dog, helping others through their pain

Global News

VANCOUVER – When Elsa was only one year old she suffered a major spinal cord stroke, leaving her unable to walk.

Kelly Dann had only recently adopted the pit bull. She had been mistreated and had been through four homes before ending up with Dann.

Despite the bleak prognosis about her new dog, Dann said she was not going to just put her down.

“I just felt like she needed us to be there for her and that would give her strength to get better and it has,” she said. “I’m not giving up on her, she’s not giving up so if she’s not ready I’m not giving up on her either.”

After 16 months of rehab, Elsa still can’t walk and has to be pushed around in a dog buggy, but she can hobble, she can move around and most importantly, she’s happy.

Now she is giving back to…

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