A disabled dog's trip to change his life...Barin's big adventure!

Barin was hit by a car. His owner did not have the money to take him to a vet, so he was tied up outside… with two broken legs… for months on end. 

Animals are not disposable. Whenever possible, we should address a pet's issues and try to overcome them, with the goal of making them more likely to find a loving home.

One very special Palmetto Animal League dog is getting ready to take his next steps into a new life. If this is your first-time hearing about Barin, here’s a recap.

Barin was hit by a car. His owners told authorities they did not have the money to take him to a vet, so he was tied up outside… with two broken legs… for months on end. Our vets at the PAL Community Clinic can’t begin to imagine the pain he must’ve endured as his broken bones healed improperly, leaving him with two badly deformed front legs. Since being hit, Barin’s only way to move around has been crawling on his twisted and mangled limbs. Until now!Barin went on an exciting road trip to get fitted for a pair of custom-made leg orthotics to help him walk upright again. Accompanied by PAL team members Tamara Sykes and Ford Howell, Barin was a trooper during the long car ride and really enjoyed being pampered at the hotel!

Barin heads out on a very important journey

Barin’s orthotics are being designed by Derrick Campana, the Director of Orthotics at Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Virginia. Derrick calls them “blades” as they are similar to the “running legs” worn by human amputees. After a brief meet-and-greet, Barin laid patiently as Derrick, who creates orthotics for elephants in Africa, took molds of his legs. Barin also got to meet Schon Groff of Phoenix Design Solutions, who will create padded leggings to relieve the pressure on his bones when he’s not wearing his blades.

After being examined, measured and, of course, receiving lots of belly rubs from the specialists, Barin went outside to play in the snow. It was a fun trip for an extraordinary dog who, before being rescued by PAL, was in immediate danger of being euthanized.

Thanks to dozens of PAL supporters who made compassionate donations to help fund Barin’s care, his future is looking bright! There is just one more thing Barin longs for, and that’s a home of his own. While he is greatly loved and cared for at the PAL Adoption Center, he is often lonely and bored. Barin’s greatest wish is to find a special human to roll around and play with, someone who enjoys a relaxing, low-key lifestyle. Barin will never be an agile dog who moves around for long periods of time, but he has a lot of love to give! Meet him Monday through Saturday at the PAL Adoption Center in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park or follow his developing story at PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE


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