In a Facebook post, Patti Dawson, executive director and board member of Dallas DogRRR, spoke about the heartbreaking extent of Spirit's injuries. "Spirit's left leg is shattered and has a compound fracture," she wrote. "This break is the most severe as it has broken the skin and has the potential to become infected as well as have some nerve damage."
According to Dawson, Spirit's right leg broke in three separate places - one of the breaks can be treated immediately, while the other two are more severe and difficult to repair.
Doctors have had to keep Spirit highly sedated just to help him tolerate all of his pain. Even so, Dawson describes Spirit as a "sweet soul" who gives kisses in addition to looks of gratitude.