Deaf, blind, 3-legged and even 2-legged dogs can lead happy doggie lives.
San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (California) officers received a report of an injured dog last week. What they found was a 6-year-old male Chihuahua with no tags or microchip.
The dog had not been injured, but he was missing most of his right front and left rear legs. They think this is due to a birth defect since he runs naturally as if this is the way he has run his whole life.
Years ago I saw a TV documentary about a dog on a farm who had an unfortunate encounter with some farm equipment and lost a front and an opposing rear leg. They rushed him to a veterinarian who saved his life, but they were concerned with his quality of life since he had lost a front and rear leg. Would he even be able to walk?
Not to worry.
We had to see to believe. Using his tail for balance he was able to run very fast on only two legs.
If no one claims the San Bernardino County dog, he will be available for adoption.