Dog Who Had Her Legs Cut Off Given New Lease Of Life

A little dog who had his front legs hacked off has been given a new life halfway around the world.

Shocking footage filmed in Zhejiang province, China, last year showed the dog whimpering on the road side near to a slaughterhouse.

The little pooch was found by rescuers from charity Fight Dog Meat, but sadly, her legs had to be amputated after they become infected.

However, the two-year-old dog didn't let that hold her back - she taught herself how to stand on her haunches and walk about using a specially made wheelchair.

She now has a set of prosthetic legs and has found a loving home in Scotland where she lives with other rescue dogs.

Credit: Caters News Agency
Credit: Caters News Agency

New owner Amanda Leask, 48, from Edinburgh, who has given her the name Braveheart due to a white mark on her head, said: "This dog is a survivor in every sense of the word.

"I truly believe her tenacious appetite to survive brought her through mentally!

"She's loving the fresh country air, the peace and tranquillity the countryside gives, the soft grass she can actually walk on using what's left of her little limbs.

"She is in good company here. This girl is easing in gently to a new and exciting life where we aim to have her run alongside her pack."

Australian charity Fight Dog Meat covered the costs of Braveheart's rehabilitation and transportation to her new life in Scotland.

Michele Brown, Fight Dog Meat CEO, said: "She has done remarkably well to have made this recovery.

Credit: Caters News Agency
Credit: Caters News Agency

"This should have been a dog meat trade victim, there was a slaughterhouse just up the road and a butcher was about to pick her up.

"When both legs had to be amputated we all feared she wouldn't make it. The dog defied all odds.

"She is so happy to get a second chance. We'd like to thank all our supporters for making that possible."

According to the MailOnline, around 10 million dogs are slaughtered for their meat each year in China, some of which are believed to be stolen pets.

Featured Image Credit: Caters News Agency

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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