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‘Kangaroo Dog’ Getting Devices To Help Mobility

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Victory (credit: Dearborn Animal Shelter)

Victory (credit: Dearborn Animal Shelter)

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DEARBORN (WWJ/AP) - A dog that was brought to a metro Detroit animal shelter with little more than stubs for front legs is getting new devices to help her mobility.

A $2,000 fundraising goal was swiftly reached to help the Chihuahua mix named Victory at the Dearborn Animal Shelter — with more than $7,000 donated from around the world.

The dog was found earlier this month on a city street. Dearborn veterinarian Linda Schrier says Victory has a congenital defect, and parts of the bones in her front legs are missing, which gives her the appearance of a kangaroo.

Victory (credit: Dearborn Animal Shelter)

Victory (credit: Dearborn Animal Shelter)

The donations will help Victory get devices to increase her mobility, including one with sled-like runners to help her get around indoors and another with wheels on front for going outdoors.

The devices are expected to arrive within a few weeks.

The extra money raised will go into Hope’s Heros, a fund that helps with the cost of caring for animals with special medical needs who come to the shelter.

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