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Dog Rescue Stories: Karma Is Permanently Disabled Due to Abuse

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Beautiful Karma was kept on a heavy chain since she was born and she is permanently disabled.

When Karma was first rescued by Gosford Dog Paws at around a year old, she was so emaciated and weak that she couldn’t lift her own head.

The only way Steph, Karma’s forever mom, can really describe Karma, is that her condition is extremely similar to that of a child with cerebral palsy. Some vets think that it could be cerebellar hypoplasia or it could be the injury to her spine that was detected by x-rays.


Despite a very long list of issues due to abuse (spinal injury, fecal and urinary incontinence, nightmares similar to seizures, very few teeth left and permanent damage to kidney and liver) the spirit and personality of this little girl is amazing!

Every single person who has ever met her falls in love with her. She is so forgiving, LOVES people and always wants to make new friends! All of this is truly unbelievable, considering what she’s been through.Karma has been in her forever home for two years, and she has gained so much strength in her back legs that she can now make her way up stairs, stand to look out the car window and run after birds in the park! She also LOVES to play in the ocean!

She is her mum’s best mate, soul mate, and love of her life. Karma has given SO much back to her forever parents – they can’t believe how lucky they are to have found such a special, amazing furbaby!



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Happy TOT everypawdy!🙋 it’s never gonna stop raining here so i has now decided to officially refuse to go outside. ever. i go completely limp when mum tries to make me.💧☔☁ she put my pink jumper on and i say nice try lady, just get your darn Tongue Out Tuesday pic and leave me be…💤💤💤 ❤Karma #dogged #stubborn #tot #tongueouttuesday #rescueismyfavoritebreed #dontbullymybreed #rescuefactor #adoptdontshop #endBSL #savourlife #embracingkarma #dogsofinsta #staffordshirebullterrier_feature #positivelywoof #instadogs #postyourpet #crazydogmom #dogsofnewcastle #wlnf #rescuedog #puppylove #dogsofaustralia #rescue #stopanimalcruelty #bullbreedsofinsta 🐾 Go say hi to my besties!@crazydoglady74 🐶🐶🐶❤@komet_the_dane 🌟@adventures_of_flow💕 @mr.shadow_pitweiler 🐾@rubieslife 💖@brandy_says_woof🐾 @kae_deac (my bf) @skatergirldog 🌼@clusietoos 💜 say hi to the stunning @floribellabella 🙋 and my favourite smooshy face @axel.ozzie

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Naughty?? who me?! 😈 mum n i are feeling a bit overwhelmed lately, we are SO behind in challenges, and more importantly, we have been missing some really important posts from some of our most favorite puppies that we love so much! 😨 SO mum downloaded some app thingie to help her find 👻 and 🚫 which is scawy cause mum not great wiff technology! 😲but we love our interactions wiff our puppy furiends (you know who you is!!!!❤❤❤❤) so we feel sad n naughty having to unfollow but also want this to be a fun experience… PHEW! long naughty puppy post!😈💜 PS dis is ALSO my weekly #onwednesdayswewearpink post, which is perfect for da #meangirls 😂😜…. did you remember, @patienceonwheels ?? (if y’all don’t follow Patience you are crazy naughty!!!)💗💗💗💗Karma #NotWednesadayAnymoreButThatsHowBehindWeAre 🇦🇺 #rescueismyfavoritebreed #dontbullymybreed #rescuefactor #adoptdontshop #endBSL #embracingkarma #dogsofinsta #staffordshirebullterrier_feature #positivelywoof #instadogs #postyourpet #crazydogmom #dogsofnewcastle #wlnf #rescuedog #puppylove #dogsofaustralia #rescue #stopanimalcruelty #bullbreedsofinsta #whorescuedwho #naughtypup 🐾 Go say hi to my besties! ❤@komet_the_dane ❤@adventures_of_flow💕 @mr.shadow_pitweiler 🐾@rubieslife 💖@brandy_says_woof 🌟@kae_deac (my bf) @skatergirldog 🌼@clusietoos 💜 @floribellabella 🙋 @axel.ozzie❤

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less wind, less Vogue… but still my gorgeous beach baby 😍😍😍 Have a great weekend everyone! ❤💕 #dawggrillz @dawggrillz #saveadawgwithnila #dogue #beachdog #saltlife #livesalty #rescueismyfavoritebreed #dontbullymybreed #rescuefactor #adoptdontshop #endBSL #dogs #embracingkarma #dogsofinsta #staffordshirebullterrier_feature #positivelywoof #staffymoments #postyourpet #dogsofnewcastle #wlnf #rescuedog #puppyfix #dogsofaustralia #dogstomy #rescue #stopanimalcruelty 🐾 Go say hi to my besties who also support rescue causes and hate BSL and animal cruelty!!! @tory1310 💗 @crazydoglady74 🐶🐶🐶❤ @komet_the_dane ❤ @adventures_of_flow 🌼@mr.shadow_pitweiler 🐾 @rubieslife 💖 @brandy_says_woof 🎀 @kae_deac (my bf)😍 @skatergirldog 🌼 @clusietoos 💜

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the happiest little pup you’ve ever met. words can’t express the love i have for this kid nor my disbelief that anyone could ever hurt her or discriminate against her. 💕steph @dawggrillz #phillysfridayfeature #saveadawgwithnila #dawggrillz #rescueismyfavoritebreed #spreadtherumer #staffy #amstaff #dontbullymybreed #rescuefactor #adoptdontshop #endBSL #dogs #embracingkarma #dogsofinsta #staffordshirebullterrier_feature #positivelywoof #staffymoments #postyourpet #dogsofnewcastle #wlnf #rescuestrong #rescuedog #dogsofsydney #dogsofaustralia #dogstomy #rescue #stopanimalcruelty 🐾 Go say hi to my furiends who also support rescue causes and hate BSL and animal cruelty!!! @tory1310 💪💗 @crazydoglady74 (my aunty n besties💖) @komet_the_dane 🐾❤ @adventures_of_flow 🐾🌼@mr.shadow_pitweiler 🐾🌹 @rubieslife 🐾💖 @brandy_says_woof 🐾🎀 @kae_deac (my bf)🐾😍 @skatergirldog (my bestie) 🌻🌼 @clusietoos 💜💕

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Gonna do dat #twinning thing with the amazing @patienceonwheels cause (heehee!) we both wears da pink panties! 😂 #onwednesdayswewearpink cause yeah, we da #meangirls 💪👅💖Karma 💕💗🌸🌹👜👒🎀#disableddog #pink #twinsies #rescueismyfavoritebreed #spreadtherumer #dontbullymybreed #rescuefactor #adoptdontshop #endBSL #dogs #embracingkarma #dogsofinsta #staffordshirebullterrier_feature #positivelywoof #staffymoments #postyourpet #dogsofnewcastle #wlnf #rescuestrong #rescuedog #dogsofsydney #dogsofaustralia #dogstomy #igwoofs #rescue #stopanimalcruelty 🐾 Go say hi to my furiends who also support rescue causes and hate BSL and animal cruelty!!! @tory1310 💪💗 @crazydoglady74 (my aunty n besties💖) @komet_the_dane 🐾❤ @adventures_of_flow 🐾🌼@mr.shadow_pitweiler 🐾🌹 @rubieslife 🐾💖 @brandy_says_woof 🐾🎀 @kae_deac (my bf)🐾😍 @skatergirldog (my bestie) 💜💕🌼🌻💜

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I gots da prettiest purple flowers from my amazing boyfriend Deac @kae_deac to help me celebrate #TOT and well… you know… our puppy love… 🙈🙈🙈💜 #stardiamond5k #puppylove #love #phillysfridayfeature #rescueismyfavoritebreed #spreadtherumer #dontbullymybreed #rescuefactor #adoptdontshop #endBSL #dogs #embracingkarma #dogsofinstagram #staffordshirebullterrier_feature #positivelywoof #staffymoments #postyourpet #dogsofnewcastle #wlnf #rescuestrong #rescuedog #dogsofsydney #dogsofaustralia #dogstomy #igwoofs #rescue #stopanimalcruelty 🐾 Check out amazing furiends who also love rescue and hate BSL and animal cruelty!!! @komet_the_dane 🐾 @adventures_of_flow 🐾@mr.shadow_pitweiler 🐾 @rubieslife 🐾 @brandy_says_woof 🐾💜💕🌼🌻💜 If you feel the same and want to join our team send my mum a DM!

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Happy Tongue Out Tuesday, Everypawdy!!! 👅👅👅👅 *a quick note… when I was rescued I was only a year old puppy n my teefers were all broken off and rotten. We don’t know why or how and we don’t like to think about it. Mum had to have lots removed, and I’ll need some more out eventually too. But I don’t miss them and seems like the Tooth Fairy (aka mum) is still making up for it cause I gets lots of snackies as payment for da lost teefers 😊 ❤Karma #TOT #tongueouttuesday #teefers #henryssmilechallenge #abusesurvivor #rescueismyfavoritebreed #spreadtherumer #amstaffmix #bullbreedsofinsta #rescuefactor #adoptdontshop #endBSL #stopanimalcruelty #rescue #stephnkarma #embracingkarma #dogsofinstagram #staffordshirebullterrier_feature #positivelywoof

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This story originally appeared at Positively Woof by Larry Kay.

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