There are farms, where dogs are raised to be slaughtered for their meat. It is absolutely repulsive to people worldwide, and animal-rights groups are doing everything in their power to save these poor animals.
Unfortunately, not all dogs are saved from this heinous treatment. This is what happened to Chi Chi, a sweet, loving Golden-Retriever mix. She survived spending time on a dog-meat farm, but while she waited for help, she lost all four legs.
Chi Chi’s early life was unknown, but it’s assumed she was bred into the farm or she was brought to it from somewhere else. She suffered unimaginable torture while she was there.
Her abusers hung her upside down by her paws to make her meat more flavorful. The binding cut off the circulation caused her legs and paws horrific damage.
After being hung like that for so long, the farmers just threw Chi Chi into a garbage bag and put her out with the trash, deciding that she wasn’t suitable to eat.
Dogs in the Dark, a dog-rescue organization, found Chi Chi in the nick of time and took her to a sanctuary.
Once she arrived at the sanctuary, to save her life they amputated all four of her mangled paws to prevent the infection from spreading to her entire body.
Thankfully, Chi Chi’s surgery was a complete success. Her sweet charm and loving personality shined through.
Once she was able, Chi Chi was flown to California via ARME (Animal Rescue, Media, and Education).
Chi Chi’s sad story touched the hearts of thousands of people, and she found herself into the loving arms of the Howell family, in Arizona.
The Howells had already rescued three other dogs, and the first time they laid eyes on that adorable face, they simply couldn’t resist.
They immediately began raising funds for a Chi Chi. They created a wish list of the things that would make her life easier.
With special prosthetics, the Howells knew that Chi Chi would be capable of running and playing for what might be the very first time in her life.
After they consulted with a prosthesis specialist, they raised the $3,000 it would take to give Chi Chi the life that she so richly deserves.
The Howells said she’s still getting used to her new prosthetics, but already got more mobility than she’s ever had before.
They say, “Chi Chi is very playful. She is always getting the toys out and loves to be out and about, so they have given her so much more freedom.”
“Our next step with Chi Chi is to get her certified to be a therapy dog,” said the Howells. “She is great with people and has a really positive impact on everyone she meets.”
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