His story went as followed:
He belonged to an elderly lady. When she died, her son took the dog. However he kept him chained up, outside. At some point, he kicked the dog (Hagen weighs a big 14lbs) and broke his back leg. He, of course, did not take him to the vet for medical attention. He doesn't have use of that back leg now. On top of that, being outside all the time and being that he has a sleek coat, he apparently was covered in fleas, bugs, sunburns and only God knows what else and has scars to prove it.
The girlfriend of the abuser turned him in to authorities. It is my understanding he is now serving jail time (YEAH). Hagen was placed in a local shelter last March. He remained there during his recovery time. He now has a FUREVER home....MINE! He never ever has to worry about being abused or neglected EVERRRRRRRRRRRRR.
Needless to say, I would like just 5 minutes with that young man that mistreated Hagen. No animal deserves to be mistreated, as does not a human being.
Hagen is the sweetest, loving little dog. He just wants to sit with you and have you love him. His disability does not slow him down one beat. He runs and plays in the yard with Sam and Cappy, Jumps on the furniture, goes right thru the doggie door and never wimpers.
Wheatie was not thrilled at all when I broke the news of the latest addition to the family. Now, Wheatie can't imagine a day without him.
I told myself when I heard his story on the radio station, that I would give it a week and if no one else adopted him - he was mine!!
Happy life Hagen !