Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:23 AM

Aladdin the dog and Brian Beale, DVM

This summer, Haddonfield rescue dog Aladdin was headed to Los Angeles to compete for the title of American Humane’s Hero Dog of the Year.

Having been named the society’s Therapy Dog of the Year in honor of his work with trauma victims, “Laddy” was one of seven dogs in the running for its top title.

Although he didn’t take home the ultimate honors, the trip was a big win for the rescue dog, whose story touched the heart of veterinary surgeon Brian Beale.

Dr. Beale, a board-certified veterinary surgeon known for his television show Animal ER, was so moved by Aladdin’s resume that he offered to repair the dog’s hind legs at no cost to his owner, Michele Schaffer-Stevens.


Aladdin's story: He was an extremely abused dog, yet he has thrived with his new parents....

Brian Beale, DVM, a vet on Animal ER, met Laddie and fell in love with him. He determined he could give Aladdin a better life and offered to do surgery on him to improve his quality of life. This guy went through the complicated process to become licensed in the state of NJ(he's in Texas). Yesterday, he did the surgery on Aladdin...100% cost free to the owners....He flew to NJ and took the time out of his life to help this dog...

Aladdin didn't win the American Human Awards, Abigail's her story..

Aladdin has a long road to recovery, but according to Michelle, he's doing well today....

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:16 PM

1. Beautiful story! I emailed Dr. Beale at to thank him for his care and compassion. nt

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