Thursday, January 07, 2016

Dog born without front legs that hops like a kangaroo has become local celebrity

Born without her front legs and abandoned on the street by her original owners, Estrella, a one-and-a-half-year-old dog, has not let her disability hold her back.

Adopted by a couple running an animal shelter in the small town of Tinga Maria in Peru, Estrella has gained celebrity status by hopping around like a kangaroo.

An increasing number of visitors have been to the shelter since her arrival. This has enabled the shelter to raise funds and take in more abandoned animals.

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Ivan Escobar and his wife Elva Carhuaz say they found Estrella when she was six months old. The couple hope that Estrella will serve as an example to families who abandon their animals because of birth defects.


Amy said...

What a cutie!

Barbwire said...

Thank goodness these people could see beyond the disability.