According to a report by the Detroit Free Press, Victory, a little one-year-old Chihuahua mix, whose front legs are deformed and mostly useless, and who was dropped off at the Dearborn Animal Shelter in Michigan, will receive prosthetic legs, thanks to a corporate sponsorship as well the generous donations the shelter received after Victory's story had been featured on the local news.
Victory had been found alone on the street, on February 2, trying to get around on her two hind legs because she has barely more than stubs for front legs. It is a congenital defect called radial hemimelia, as a result of which bones of her legs are missing.
"She can scoot pretty quickly. (...) She basically uses the elbows on her front legs, and the back legs are well-muscled, so she basically pushes herself," Elaine Greene, executive director of Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter told the Detroit Free Press. "The problem is that elbows are not made for walking on."
Greene is fostering Victory right now and she brings her to the shelter every day. Several families have already inquired about adopting Victory, and her saviors hope that one day, this little girl can be a therapy dog for disabled children.
For a video of Victory, click here.