Jesse, the adorable mastiff mix puppy that was found lying in the woods and unable to walk last month, continues to recover and earlier this week stood on all four legs without help.
HOW AMAZING IS THIS?!?! ❤️ This is exactly why we appreciate all donations given towards Jesse's care! She is going above and beyond to regain her strength and courage to walk again, and doing a fantastic job at it! Thank you to everyone who has been donating towards her care and physical therapy sessions! We are still hoping to up her sessions to THREE TIMES A WEEK. If you would like to donate, please click Jesse's Youcaring link here: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-us-with-jesse-s-extended-care-rehab-and-therapy-/346267 #GoJesseGo #NYBCMafia #NYBCFam #WeLiveForThisYo#MyGirlJesse #progress #WeGotThisPosted by New York Bully Crew on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Video posted to Facebook by the New York Bully Crew shows the pup standing on all fours without a harness and very little help from a handler as she tries to grab a treat. The pup's progress comes weeks after she was found abandoned with an inhumanely hacked-off tail near a blanket in a park in Harlem.
Your daily dose of Jesse!! She is getting stronger slowly but surely!! Trying to stand on her own in therapy today!!In the words of our Jesse Girl's Foster Mom and angel Lindsay❤️"Dear Jesse, I hope you can understand me when I say to you.........you are the strongest angel I have ever known. You find such happiness in your fight. You give kisses in your frustration........ And you have touched the lives of everyone you have met..... WE LOVE YOU JESSE.❤️"#GoJesseGo #JessesJourney #FightAbuseNotDogs #SpeakingForTheOnesWhoCant #BornToLoveForcedToFightPosted by New York Bully Crew on Tuesday, April 21, 2015
NBC 4 New York first reported on Jesse a few days after she was found in mid-April. At the time, she couldn’t walk without the help of a special harness, and the group was taking her to veterinarians and neurologists to figure out why she couldn’t use her legs.
The group said in a Facebook post Wednesday that it may never be known why Jesse couldn't use her legs when she was found, or if she'll ever be able to walk unassisted. But it appears she has made some strides: other posts show Jesse swimming in a therapy pool, walking with the help a trainer and sitting up on her own. One video shows her running into therapy with the help of a harness.
Your daily dose of Jesse❤️ This baby has been sitting up on her own today and she decided to show you she can speak too!! Our Jesse girl getting a lil feisty!!! YESSS!!! Go Jesse Go!!Posted by New York Bully Crew on Sunday, April 19, 2015
“We also know that we must follow through for as long as needed to ensure that we do not give up on her, as we know she will never give up,” the group said. “We are all elated to see the progress that Jesse has been making, but we know there is so much more work to do.”
The rescue thanked donors in the post for their help in rehabilitating Jesse but asked for additional contributions to her care. The group has started an online fundraiser for the dog’s care and is already more than halfway to a $10,000 goal. Donations can be made here.