Tulsa SPCA said a dog with special needs is in dire need of a loving new home.
The organization said the dog uses a wheelchair and had a foster family until they could no longer care for him.
The staff said Hercules was special, not just because of his paralysis. The pit bull mix has a zest for life despite some challenges.
In December 2021, Hercules was abandoned at the age of two months. Someone found the pup and took him to Tulsa SPCA.
Lauren Holder of the SPCA recalls Hercules’ health.
“His hind legs were completely paralyzed and he had scars on his back, so we think he could have been attacked by another animal and then paralyzed,” Holder explained.
The SPCA said that through donations, Hercules got a wheelchair and staff taught him how to use it.
A local family then adopted Hercules in February, but the family has just sent him away as they now have their own medical needs.
Hercules, now 10 months old, is looking for a new forever home.
“It’s a goofball,” Holder said. “He’s a big type of bodybuilder on his upper body. He’s super energetic and very, very playful. He seems to really like other dogs, and he does great with kids too.
The staff described what the perfect family for Hercules would be.
“Someone who’s going to be home a lot so he can monitor his whole condition, make sure he has easy access outside, inside, wherever he needs to be,” Holder said. “Someone with a sense of humor.”
If you would like to adopt or foster Hercules, you can apply online by clicking here.
Adoption fees for Hercules are all you can afford.