Dr. Lisa Hansen, one of the vets who evaluated Kanuk, is optimistic for his future. “Kanuk did not perceive this injury to be life-changing and he continued on in the exam room like he was no different,” she told The Dodo. “Kanuk, like many others that sustain an injury that may not be eligible for surgical repair, or may have missed their surgical window, is capable of being managed no different than a person who lives in a wheelchair. Kanuk is able to run, play fetch, eat and drink on his own.”
Now there’s no stopping Kanuk — he’s on the go all the time and he’s become quite the star in Austin, where he now lives with his foster mom.