Deformed ‘Kangaroo Dog’ Needs $2K Prosthesis

DEARBORN (WWJ) – Officials at the Dearborn Animal Shelter say she could be easily taken for a baby kangaroo.

The shelter is caring for a Chihuahua named Victory who was brought in as a stray two weeks ago.

Victory (credit: Dearborn Animal Shelter)

Victory (credit: Dearborn Animal Shelter)

Executive Director Elaine Green said little dog was born with severely deformed front legs, but she doesn’t let the birth defect stop her from hopping around.

“She scoots along and she will walk a little bit on her hind legs,” Green told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Sandra McNeil.

“If she’s excited and wants to move fast, she’ll use her elbows and pushes herself along that way with her back legs. Her back legs are extremely strong. I mean, she can off the floor hop into a chair,” Green said.

Green said Victory uses the base of her tail to steady herself like a kangaroo — and has the marsupial’s pointy ears and coloring to boot.

The shelter is taking applications to adopt Victory. In the meantime, they’re collecting donations for a $2,000 prosthesis to make it easier for Victory to get around.

Find out how you can help at this link.

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