Disabled Dog Saves Handicapped Boy
The Story of Owen and Haatchi
This post is for animal lovers who enjoy a sweet story about the human-animal bond, and how Owen Howkins, a handicapped 9 year old boys’ life was turned, around with the help of his disabled, 3-legged canine friend, Haatchi.
Owen was born with Schwartz-Jampel Syndrom, a rare, painful condition, that causes muscles to permanently contract, resulting in severe muscle stiffness.
Haatchi, an Anatolian Shepherd was abandoned on railroad tracks, when he was 5 months old. He was hit by a train, and left to die.
The dog was rescued, brought to a local animal shelter, and then adopted by Owen’s parents.
Owen states “I didn’t really meet many others with disabilities and felt like the odd one out, which made me really sad. But when I saw Haatchi , and saw how strong he was, even though he only had three legs, I became stronger myself. I love him so much.”
I’ve followed this story on You Tube, and decided to post it on my blog. If you go to You Tube and search for Owen and Haatchi, you’ll find many videos of their continuing story there.
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Posted on January 28, 2015, in Animal Health, Human Animal Bond, My Favorite Videos and tagged Anatolian Shepherd, Haatchi, handicapped dogs, human-animal bond, Owen Howkins. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Disabled Dog Saves Handicapped Boy.