Up for adoption is now Stuart, one of the saddest dogs we maybe ever had, out of all of them in all these years. Little Stuart one day disappeared from home, looking for food, like on so many days. He did not come home, not in a day, not in a week, and no one was looking for him. During this time, and with the wind chill, temperatures dipped to minus 40, and it was snowing, an especially cold Alberta winter. Yet to the surprise of the owner, after one month Stuart came back, had made it through snow and ice, his tail wagging, he was home, sitting in front of the door. Where his hind leg used to be was only a stump with the bone sticking out. Stuart had been caught in a snare, and to free himself and get home, he had chewed off his own leg. The suffering this dog went through for most of us is beyond imagination. Coyotes, foxes trapped for their furs have been known to gnaw off their limbs to free themselves, to just then die a slow death of gangrene, infection, and ultimately starvation. Stuart got home, he made it, in pain, but so happy to be back. We got the call: “His leg is gone, we cannot have him any more”. We picked him up. Sometimes it is hard to know for whom to feel worse, the victim or those with a total lack of empathy and compassion. What was the rest of Stuart’s leg is now amputated. He looks okay. No more pain. Dogs do not feel sorry for themselves, he already learned to function well on 3 legs. We estimate him being 7 to 8 month old, still a pup. He is good with people, kids, cats, other dogs, barely medium sized, a real mutt, a rescue dog. If you think you can give Stuart a home, please put in an application.