Lifestyle Pets Puppy Found with Rubber Bands Tied Around Paws Back on His Feet Thanks to Love and Lasers Little Foot has received daily laser therapy sessions and warm compress massages since arriving at Arizona Humane Society By Kelli Bender Kelli Bender Kelli Bender is the Pets Editor for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE magazine. She has been with the PEOPLE brand for more than eight years, working as a writer/producer across PEOPLE's Lifestyle, Features, and Entertainment verticals before taking on her current role. Kelli is also an editor on PEOPLE's Stories to Make You Smile and serves as an editorial lead on PEOPLE's World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest and Pet Product Awards. Before joining PEOPLE, Kelli helped AOL and Whalerock launch a pet lifestyle site called PawNation. She is a pet parent to a cat named Wallace, and her professional and personal devotion to animals has taken her to three dog weddings ... so far. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 14, 2019 12:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Little Foot is making big strides. Three weeks ago, the 8-week-old puppy was brought to the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) by a Good Samaritan who found the little dog alone with rubber bands wrapped around his ankles. The animal lover got Little Foot help just in time; when the puppy arrived at AHS, he could barely walk. The circulation to his paws was cut off by the rubber bands, causing his paws to painfully swell. Arizona Humane Society The shelter immediately started treating the puppy. During his time at AHS, Little Foot underwent daily laser therapy sessions and warm compress massages. According to the shelter, these methods of treatment “activated the cells and tissues in his feet, and essentially helped to ‘jump start’ the cells needed to heal.” After several weeks of laser therapy and massage, the puppy is back on his feet and the wounds left behind by the bands are healing. Since Little Foot is showing such great progress, he has been moved to the home of a AHS Foster Hero where he can enjoy the comfort of a family during his recovery. Once the puppy’s wounds are healed, AHS will begin to look into adopting out Little Foot. For now, the shelter is focused on getting the pup back to 100%. To keep updated on Little Foot and his road to recovery, follow AHS on Facebook.