Arthur Learns to Walk

AMHERST, NH (September 3, 2020) – English Cocker Spaniel puppy Arthur has come a long way since he was born 7 months ago. Born breech and unable to walk, Arthur’s vet determined an unusual cause – he was born without a cerebellum. The condition Cerebellar Hypoplasia is a neural condition that impacts a pet’s mobility and coordination. Most dogs with the condition have an underdeveloped cerebellum – Arthur was the first dog his vet had come across missing it completely.

Unable to care for Arthur, the breeder reached out to Page Knoebel at Satchel’s Last Resort Rescue and Sanctuary. Satchel’s Last Resort is a no-kill animal sanctuary who rescues and rehomes dogs and cats with nowhere to go due to breed, behavior, or medical issues. Page agreed right away to take Arthur in and has devoted herself to his care.

A rescue volunteer and friend of Walkin’ Pets, a pet mobility company based out of NH, reached out through social media to share Arthur’s story. Inspired by Arthur’s progress Walkin’ Pets knew they had to help, donating a full support, 4-wheel Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair to help Arthur to walk on his own. Arthur’s physical therapist is hopeful that with the combination of hydrotherapy, regular physical rehab and his new wheelchair that Arthur’s brain may eventually rewire itself. With his newfound mobility and the progress Arthur has made, he’s ready to take his next steps and find his forever family. Although Arthur has a home forever at the sanctuary if he needs it, Page is hoping that Arthur will be able to find his forever home with a loving family to call his own.

For information to adopt Arthur or donate to Satchel’s Last Resort call (941) 924-5070 or visit the rescue website at

Arthur’s New Beginning

Arthur's New Beginning

Arthur is given a chance at a happy life — and it's all thanks to supporters like you. When Arthur's family reached out to Satchel's, we knew helping Arthur would be take time, patience and medical funds but we couldn't say no. Like Winston, previously featured, many of injured or disabled pets rarely get a second chance at life, but they are the heart of our mission and your support is the lifeblood that feeds it. We sincerely hope that you will help us celebrate #satchelsgivingday and continue your support with a gift that will save other dogs and cats that have nowhere else to go because of breed, behavior, or medical issues. Watch this video to see how your dollars go to work. Please donate on our Facebook Fundraiser link or on our website, #satchelsgivingday #satchelsbirthday #satchelslastresort #rescuerehabrehome

Posted by Satchels Last Resort Animal Shelter/Sanctuary on Thursday, September 3, 2020

Satchel’s Last Resort and Sanctuary is based out of Sarasota, FL and dedicated to rescue, rehab and rehome pets with medical issues and behavioral problems. So far in 2020, they have connected over 55 animals with their forever homes.

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