Stray pup in Dearborn confused with being a miniature kangaroo

1-year-old 'mighty mite' named Victory by Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter

Published On: Feb 19 2013 10:27:24 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 19 2013 10:46:06 AM EST
DEARBORN, Mich. -

A Dearborn woman recently looked out her window and saw what she believed to be a miniature kangaroo hopping around her yard. Turns out it was no kangaroo, but a 1-year-old Chihuahua with severely malformed front legs. The pup, named Victory, had no paws and was forced to walk on her hind legs. Victory was taken in by the Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter where doctors have determined not much can be done for her surgically.

---Victory the miniature Chihuahua

Doctors at Michigan Veterinary Specialists say the gutsy girl will need a specially designed mobility cart and other orthopedic equipment to maximize her quality of life.

You can help with medical bills by making a Hope's Hero donation . The money will also be used to cover future equipment costs.  Read more about Hope's Hero program to benefit special rescues in need.

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