Rescuers originally thought that euthanasia was the only humane solution for Cub, but despite the seriousness of his injuries, he seemed unwilling to give up. They called him a "miracle."
"This dog had been holding his head up and doing everything he could to say 'please don't let me go, I have a purpose'," says Paulsen. "We think his purpose is to spread the word about trapping and how inhumane it is, and how indiscriminate it is."
Although he had to have his rear limbs amputated, Cub has since gone on to make huge strides in his recovery. Less than a month after being found, he is growing accustomed to getting around on two legs.