Owen Howkins, 7, suffers from Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, a rare genetic condition that leaves his muscles in a permanent state of tension. Not only does it make moving painful and difficult, it’s made Owen fearful of people. He’s painfully shy…
His parents were concerned and decided to do something to make Owen’s life more joyful. His mother heard about a dog named Haatchi online. He was an Italian shepherd that had been tied to a railroad track where he was hit, and his tail and one leg had to be amputated. Owen’s family adopted the dog, and Haatchi and Owen formed a bond straight away.
There’s no doubt that Haatchi is incredibly happy to finally be in a loving home. His tail has been wagging ever since meeting Owen.
Here’s the short documentary two students from the University of Hertfordshire made about Owen and Haatchi:
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