Hoppy #TripawdTuesday everyone! Tonka the Miracle Tripawd is going to win your heart when you learn how this resilient pup survived a 50mph fall from a moving car!
Here’s the amazing story his human sent to our Tripawds Instagram account. Want to send your Tripawd hero with the community too? Keep reading to find out how! (Hint: We are especially looking for Tripawd Cat stories!)
Sweet Tonka the Miracle Tripawd: He Barely Survived the Awful Accident!
Tonka is a two year old pit bull that has had a few tough breaks. Tonka was born with multiple congenital heart defects requiring surgery at an early age and for him to be on medication for the remainder of his life. When Tonka was 1 he met his forever mommy at the shelter. Shortly after being adopted a tragic accident occurred.
Despite Tonka being secured in the backseat, he managed to press on the window to roll it down all the way and jumped out while the car was going about 50mph. His mom brought him directly to the emergency department where Tonka was diagnosed with brachial plexus avulsion. Tonka stayed in the ICU for a week and received intense rehabilitation to try and regain movement of his right front forelimb. Unfortunately, there was no improvement. Due to Tonka’s heart conditions, amputation was considered to be a high risk surgery and his family.
Tried every option available to Avoid having this done. However, Tonka would bite at his limb that wasn’t working causing infections. Tonka finally received the surgery and with his cardiologist and surgeons expertise he made it through the surgery with flying colors and is now thriving being a tripod!! What a miracle puppy!
We Want YOUR Tripawd Tuesday Story!
Did you like today’s Tripawd Tuesday spotlight on Geralt the gentle giant Tripawd? Share your three-legged hero’s story with the world and inspire others! Send your Tripawd Tuesday shout-out now. Each Tuesday is the best way to celebrate Tripawd amputee pets from around the world. Enter for a chance to be “Tripawd of the Week.” Just share your story in a few words and you’re in!
Whether you are a bonafide registered Tripawds member, or part of our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram communities, we want to tell the world about your three-legged cat or dog.
Send Your Love Story in 3 easy steps:
- In a short paragraph or two (or longer if you’d like!), describe your three-legged hero’s story. Share a photo, video or both.
- Got a Tripawds Forum topic and/or Tripawds blog that you started? Be sure to include that link too! Of course let us know any social media handles that feature your Tripawd.
- Then send your story to us via email, Facebook Messenger, or direct message us on Twitter or Instagram @TripawdsCommunity.
We want to publish a new Tripawd story each week. It’s time for yours to get featured!