What should have been the end for Axel has turned into the beginning all due to this amazing boy’s fighting spirit.
Axel was found in a Turkish Death Camp in October 2021. This poor boy must have been in unimaginable pain, he could hardly walk or support himself. Both his back legs had been broken as well as his hips were broken and dislocated. He had scabies and blood parasites. How this dog was still alive we don’t know.
Axel had just been dumped there with no medical assistance, food or water, just left to cope …left to die in agony. We have since found out he had been run over by a lorry and they left him to die a torturous death like so many dogs in Turkey and then he was dumped in the Death Shelter to suffer.
Of course AFOT could not leave him in this state and he began treatment straightaway. Axel had to first recover from the scabies and blood parasites prior to the two operations that were planned. He was given good food and built up until the first operation could take place.
Thankfully it was so successful Axel didn’t need a second and he was soon up and walking. He was such a brave boy and the transformation in him amazing to see.
Axel now walks very happily on a lead on all four legs. Around the house he does limp a little still but it’s felt that with continued supplements, an exercise regime and good food Axel will go from strength to strength.
Nothing stops him now and he loves to play in the garden with the other dogs. Axel enjoys his walks and is good on a lead and has good recall. He loves splashing about in the river and he is a smashing lad just living a normal life. He can be food aggressive if someone tries to remove his food while he’s eating. He will growl in between mouthfuls and this probably stems from having to fight for food to survive in the past. Care and ongoing training will be required in this regard and his foster mum is working on this also.
Axel is a happy go lucky boy. His foster carer says he walks in and out of the living room as though he owns the place and is enjoying the comforts of a home, sleeping on the sofa and enjoying his food just like a dog should.
This beautiful mixed breed boy has a glossy black and tan coat and weighs in the region of 23 kg and is now 18 months old (July 2022).
Axel is now ready to travel to UK and begin to live his best life with his new forever family. He really does deserve a home to call his own so please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs by clicking this link and reading our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines.
A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a voluntary donation to help towards our costs.
If you want to register your interest in Axel or are interested in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.