***The video above is medically graphic.***
Hank the Blue Heeler/Australian Shepherd mix was just eight weeks old when rescuers found him with a rotting bandage on his little leg
. While they didn't know why Hank had the cast in the first place, the infection was so bad underneath it that Dr. Matt of Vet Ranch had to amputate poor Hank's leg.
Shortly after surgery, Hank met YouTube star Alex Mandel
- as for what happened after that, well, you'll have to watch the video to find out.