Finnegan was found lying in a rural pasture in North Carolina by Clifford's Army Rescue Extravaganza (C.A.R.E). volunteer Nancy C. Without any knowledge of how long he'd been there, it was clear he was starving and suffering severe injuries. Despite obvious discomfort, Finnegan never once showed any aggression. This gentle boy just looked up at Nancy with his big black eyes begging for help. It looked like he had been hit by a car and had something wrong with his pelvis. Nancy knew that if she didn't bring him to the vet right away, he wouldn't live through the impending snowstorm that came just hours later. Nancy paid for his initial vetting and x-rays to find out what was wrong with him in hopes he could be saved. Volunteer Deb H tried to find his family before he inevitability ended up in the shelter and Jan T stepped up to foster him locally in NC until rescue was found.
Apply to meet Finnegan and adopt him: http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/adoption-application.html
"[Fall] if you but will, rise you must"
"[Fall] if you but will, rise you must" is a quote from Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce meaning if you fall, you must rise.