Upon arriving at the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) one morning in early June, Rebecca Van Schepen was perplexed to see an individual sitting outside the door. Upon closer inspection, she was met with the sight of a pitiable furry face that appeared to be seeking aid. The canine, later christened Cowboy, was located on top of an Amazon delivery package outside the shelter’s entrance. As he attempted to rise to greet Van Schepen, it became apparent that his leg had been severely injured. After reviewing security footage, it was discovered that Cowboy had been left there by someone the previous night at 7:30 p.m. Van Schepen’s arrival at 7 a.m. implied that the helpless dog had been waiting for help for over eleven hours.
According to Ally Duncan, KHS’ PR and Marketing Coordinator, the security camera footage revealed that the injured kitten did not move from the Amazon delivery bag throughout the night. Despite his wounds, the kitten had a hopeful gaze and eagerly crawled into Rebecca’s lap when she arrived.
Despite Cowboy’s excruciating pain, he didn’t let it stop him from expressing his gratitude to his newfound friends at the shelter. Unfortunately, his leg injury was too severe to heal, and he had to undergo an emergency amputation performed by the shelter’s veterinary staff. The staff was concerned about how Cowboy would adjust to losing a limb, but he proved to be a remarkably resilient dog.
To ensure that Cowboy’s stitches healed correctly, he was placed on cage rest for a few days. The moment he woke up from surgery, there was an evident shift in his mood. Surprisingly, Cowboy adapted beautifully to life with three legs, making the staff proud of his courage and strength.
While Cowboy was recovering, he relished in all the affection and love he received from his new friends at the shelter. They were all amazed by how fast he was able to recuperate despite the hardships he faced. Duncan shared that Cowboy was such a lovable and playful pup who easily got along with anyone he met. He was always showering the staff with kisses and cuddles, spreading happiness wherever he went. Cowboy truly brought a sense of positivity and hope to everyone he encountered.
Cowboy is now happily settled in his new forever home and his adoptive family couldn’t be happier with him. They describe him as a missing piece of their puzzle and are overjoyed that they were able to give him a happy ending. Duncan, the person who helped Cowboy find his home, is thrilled with the outcome and shares this heartwarming story for others to enjoy. Don’t forget to share this wonderful news with your loved ones too!