Saved dog receives Christmas gifts – health and a forever home

Photo via PAWS Rescue

A young dog found emaciated with broken legs received Christmas gifts. His injuries have healed and he found a forever home.

Robinson, a hound mix, was found on the street this fall. He was going to be euthanized at the Levy County Animal Shelter before rescue groups stepped up.

These photos show Robinson before his recovery. PAWS Rescue Group photos
These photos show Robinson before his recovery. PAWS Rescue Group photos
PAWS Rescue Group photos
PAWS Rescue Group photos

Friends of Levy County’s Homeless Pets and PAWS Rescue Group in Seminole saved Robinson. Two of his legs were broken, having been hit by a car or blunt object. He underwent emergency surgery at Veterinary Surgical Services in Tampa. His fractures were repaired and his worst leg was spared amputation – just in time for Christmas

“Robinson’s story touched the hearts of thousands. The outpouring of support for him has been incredible,” PAWS owner and founder Barbara Hastings said.

Robinson’s foster mom is adopting him. His mom, Inga Martinez, was on the team that rescued the young dog.

The sweet pup has even bonded with his new sister, Mila. Mila, a three-legged pit mix, was also rescued from a high-kill shelter.

“They are truly BFFs and inseparable,” foster mom Inga Martinez said. “Mila is teaching Robinson how to be a dog. She never let her history (or the) loss of her leg interfere with her life -she is an inspiration for Robinson.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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