"Her back was broken," Flatt explains. "She's completely paralyzed in the back end. She has no control over her bowels. And she can't pee on her own."
Cascade had been at the shelter for around three months. Staff had fallen in love with the dog, pushing back her euthanasia date as long as they could, while dialing rescue after rescue to see if anyone could help her.
"This was the shelter favorite," Flatt says. "They were having a really hard time having to put the dog down. They reached out to every group they deal with. Nobody would touch her."