Some people look at a three-legged dog and think of all the things it can’t do. Kacee Pavelka looks at her beautiful pit bull, Hank, differently. One of the reasons she knows that Hank (formerly named Carlos) can do anything is that Pavelka herself has lost a limb, from a car accident in 2011.
Hank was rescued in a section of northeast Houston, Texas called the Corridor Of Cruelty. A group called Corridor Rescue got him off the street, only to find that he suffered from cancer on one of his legs, which needed to be amputated. That’s when Kacee came onto the scene.
“Our very first bonding experience was when we were sitting next to each other on the floor. I was trying to get close with him, and he looks over and he starts looking where my arm would be. You know, so then I started rubbing where his arm would be, and that’s when we both knew we had a similarity with each other.”