Old dog gets new life

old dog new life

BUFORD, Geor. (WXIA) At 12-and-a-half years old, Bernie the dog is spry, nimble even, trotting around his big backyard.

Making it to his 12th birthday seemed unlikely a year ago when he suddenly lost the use of his legs.

“He had surgery and he just didn’t recover,” explains owner Ann Stuart.

Many owners would have made the difficult decision to put their incapacitated dog to sleep, but Bernie belongs toStuart, a nurse for 50 years.

“I thought I put him through this. I wanted to give him every possible chance,” she says.

They began rehab at North Georgia Veterinary Specialists, building a cart to hold him up.

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