CINCINNATI -- Do you remember Blue, the Staffordshire Terrier mix puppy who was found freezing and injured in late February? He's finally ready to go home with his fur-ever family.
"It's been a long hall," said Jennifer Brock, a volunteer with I Have a Dream Rescue. "He's lived a rough life in those 18 months."
The dog was frozen and had a broken hind leg when Robert Inhuman found the pup on Feb. 25.
Inhuman was walking to his home when he found Blue, nearly dead, on a neighbor's front porch, he said. Inhuman tracked down the dog's owners and learned he was named Blue, he was seriously injured and that the dog's owner couldn't afford medical care.
With the help of about 50 people, Inhuman raised about $1,300 to pay for treatment on Blue's broken femur, along with dental work and neutering. Noah's Ark Animal Clinic on Colerain Avenue took care of the dog until I Have a Dream Rescue took him in and found him a foster family.
Brock said even though Blue has healed -- she described his recovery as massive -- he still shows signs of a troubled past. For example, he avoids using his once-injured back leg.
"We don't know if he'll ever get the use of the leg back," she said.
All the same, Brock said "he's pretty much a happy-go-lucky dog."
Inhuman got to visit Blue on Tuesday and said he was amazed at the progress he's made.
"He's got a long, happy life ahead of him," he said. "Especially if we can get him adopted now that he's been all put back together."
Do you think you could give Blue that long, happy life? You can apply for adoption on I Have a Dream Rescue's website.
Blue's Petfinder.com profile is located here.