STRAY DOG WITH TWO LEGS RESCUED FROM THE STREETS - "[A] caramel-colored pup with big ears was…found running — or trying her best to run with little more than stubs for front legs — down a street in the city.”
A Chihuahua mix named Victory was discovered on the streets in Michigan with only two functioning legs. Victory appears to have been born with two stumps instead of front legs. She will now be receiving a wheelchair after a successful fund-raising campaign was held on her behalf. Victory has been staying at the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Here’s more from the Detroit Free Press:
The Chihuahua mix — named Victory by staff at the shelter — has deformed front legs that give her the appearance of a kangaroo. A fund-raising campaign to buy devices to help her mobility exceeded its goal by more than threefold — and drew international attention.
"The fact that she has this disability and she pushes right through it I think is a victory," said Elaine Greene, executive director of Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter, the nonprofit group that operates the shelter.
Victory is about 1 year old. Greene said she had no wounds or calluses on her elbows when a man, whose daughter saw her in the street, brought her to the shelter Feb. 2, indicating that whoever owned her last took good care of her.
Other than her shortened front legs, she is in good health. She has a sweet demeanor and prefers feline companions.
Victory seems not to have let her physical challenges keep her down. Hopefully she finds a great home soon. Click here for the full story and here for more about the Dearborn Animal Shelter. (Photo by Kimberly P. Mitchell)