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CLEVELAND-- A dog abandoned at a local veterinarian clinic is learning how to walk again.

The Cleveland Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation Center said the owners of the 2-year-old pit bull claimed his legs suddenly stopped working. The names and phone numbers they left at the vet's office were fake.

According to the rescue center, Walter was "punished" until he suffered nerve damage on his lower body. He is unable to use his back legs and has other health issues.

Walter is currently using a wheelchair made out of PVC pipe while a custom wheelchair is being shipped from Australia. He's also making improvements like wagging his tail and receiving 24-hour care at the Barkley Pet Hotel.

He is now looking for his forever home. The center said he loves other dogs, cats and kids. You can meet Walter at the Barkley Pet Hotel on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

To find out how to donate to the Cleveland Dog Rescue, click here.