The Winnipeg Humane Society says a badly injured dog that was brought in six months ago is recovering, thanks in part to surgery that will make it easier for him to walk.
The one-year-old Rottweiler mix, named Titan by staff, was brought in by the City of Winnipeg's Animal Services Agency on Nov. 24.
The society says Titan was likely hit by a car and his injuries were not dealt with for months, as he had a number of old injuries on his right side, including a broken femur, a broken pelvis and disrupted tendons.
The young dog's broken bones were starting to heal incorrectly by the time he was brought in to the humane society.
Staff say Titan was walking on two good legs, with the other two legs causing him pain.
So the society's director of animal health, Dr. Erika Anseeuw, fused Titan's wrist joint so he can have three good legs to walk on, the society said in a release Friday.
"Titan is just one of several dogs we help every week," Anseeuw said in the release.
"He was in such pain when he arrived, but he was such an incredibly sweet dog and I wanted to do everything to help him."
Titan currently has a cast on his right front leg. After the cast comes off, veterinarians will see what else they can do to help him.
Titan will be ready for adoption in about eight weeks' time, assuming he makes a full recovery, according to the humane society.