Everyone is shocked when they first meet my rescue dog Jindol.
He’s a sweet, happy, cuddly dog… but with only 2 paws!
Jindol was found abandoned on the streets of South Korea with his back paws cut off, starving and in a terrible condition. He was taken to a wonderful rescue shelter in Seoul where he was nursed back to health but nobody thought he’d ever find a loving home with such a severe disability.
I discovered Jindol’s story on the shelter website and instantly fell in love with him. I couldn’t bear the idea of him living out his life in pain, in a shelter and unloved! It took 7 long months to complete the adoption and quarantine process but now he’s living here with me in London and feeling the warmth of a loving family home for the first time. He’s blossomed into an adorable, affectionate dog with an incredible zest for life. I suffer from Epilepsy and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and struggle with the ups and downs of life with seizures and chronic pain. Jindol’s courage and companionship is a daily comfort and inspiration to me as he never lets his pain get him down!
Now I'm fundraising to get Jindol back up on all 4 paws with a new pair of prosthetic legs and some incredible veterinary expertise. We've got a big target to hit but after such a sad start in life he's earned a little kindness, because every dog deserves a chance.
Despite Jindol’s wagging tail, he still has a very difficult life. His back legs remain fragile stumps, which have to be bandaged every day, and he can only manage short walks while he watches his doggy pals run and play in the park without him. Every day is a battle against sores and infection in his fragile leg stumps and a strain on his back and hips from his shortened back legs.
I’m raising money for Jindol to receive life-changing surgery to give him a new pair of prosthetic legs and help him walk again without pain so that he can live the rest of his life to the full. After such a lonely life and terrible abuse, I think it’s the least he deserves.
Jindol still has a long journey ahead of him and would greatly appreciate your donations to help him get the treatment he needs to walk without pain and for everyone to share his story.
I've been so touched by all the kind messages and support I've received for Jindol online and whilst we've been out and about in London. It's heartwarming to know what an animal-loving nation we are and I hope that Jindol can inspire others to see that every life matters, every dog deserves a chance and perhaps encourage some more adoptions of those 'overlooked' rescue animals out there!
We hope you'll join us and support us by sharing Jindol's story and helping us reach our target, any small donation would be so greatly appreciated.
Jindol and Rafi x
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Jindol's legs regularly get infected and inflamed from his bandages rubbing against the fragile skin on his stumps. A pair of bionic legs will transform Jindol's life- no more bandages and no more pain!
Lots and lots of 'feet'
Jindol getting his 'feet' changed!
A rare treat for Jindol, playing on the beach- he was so excited! We can't do this too often with him because it puts a lot of strain on his legs and back to make longer trips out and risks infection in his broken skin if his legs get wet.
Jindol and mummy