Abayed, a six-year-old herding dog, rests near his specially-made wheeled walking aid inside the Humane Center for Animal Welfare near Amman February 26, 2013. The dog, whose name means “white,” was hospitalized and treated after a bullet pierced his spine and paralyzed him some two years ago.
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