Rocky: Dog model for The Cannoli Fund’s 2015 Fiesta medal

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Rocky was found with a gun shot wound to his leg but through everything, remained sweet and loving to his rescuers.

Rocky, shortly after he was found wandering Lavaca.

Rocky was found with a gun shot wound to his leg but through everything, remained sweet and loving to his rescuers.

Despite his multiple wounds and a gunshot wound to his left front leg, Rocky remained affectionate to those who worked to help him.

Even though he only has 3 legs, Rocky doesn't let it slow him down. He is proud to be the 2015 dog model for The Cannoli Fund's Fiesta San Antonio medals.

Even though he now only has three legs, Rocky doesn’t let it slow him down. He is proud to be the 2015 dog model for The Cannoli Fund’s Fiesta medals.

Even though he only has 3 legs, Rocky doesn't let it slow him down. He is proud to be the 2015 dog model for The Cannoli Fund's Fiesta San Antonio medals.

Rocky today in his forever home.

MEDALS ARE HERE! Buy now in our Fiesta Medal Shop!

In the summer of 2014, a compassionate neighbor found an injured and limping pit bull-type dog wandering on the edge of the Lavaca neighborhood. Later named Rocky, the dog had multiple cuts and abrasions and a severely injured front leg. Despite his obvious pain, this sweet and friendly boy allowed his rescuer to bathe him and tend to his wounds. She called The Cannoli Fund volunteer who checked for a chip with our microchip scanner. Not surprisingly, Rocky wasn’t chipped or neutered. Because he was in urgent need of medical attention, Rocky’s rescuer immediately took him to the vet.

The Cannoli Fund's 2015 Dog Medal features Rocky, a pit bull-type dog. Because of the nature of Rocky’s multiple bite wounds and scratches, the vet believed he had been used as a bait dog for illegal dog fighting. The dog had also been shot in the left shoulder, causing multiple bones to shatter. The vet determined that amputation of the left leg was the only option, due to high risk of infection. Thanks to our Cannolicare program, and the many others who helped with his medical expenses and rehabilitation, Rocky received the treatment he needed. Despite what must have been multiple traumatic experiences and the pain he was in, Rocky remained calm and affectionate to his human rescuers.

Rocky recovered and found a wonderful permanent home with a caring family. Despite the former abuse at the hands of humans, Rocky’s forever family reports that he is an affectionate dog who loves everyone he meets, people and dogs alike!

Order Rocky’s 2015 Fiesta medal online at The Cannoli Fund’s fiesta medal shop now! Medals will also be for sale at the King William Association office, at Pig Liquors on S. St. Mary’s, at Villa Finale Museum and Gardens on King William Street, and at Lucy’s Doggy Daycare and Spa’s downtown location, beginning in early April. Both our cat and dog fiesta medals will also be for sale at Pin Pandemonium at Fiesta Fiesta at the Alamo, Thursday, April 16, 5 pm until dark, and at the Ilse’s Attic booth at the King William Fair on April 25, 9 am – 6 pm.

All proceeds from medal sales benefit The Cannoli Fund’s numerous programs for cats and dogs living in the King William and Lavaca neighborhoods. The Cannoli Fund (tax ID 45-2476260) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.