Chi chi the dogs life would have ended in a dumpster in South Korea, but thanks to several good people, her life took a different turn. She went on to become a certified therapy dog and even won the American Hero Dog Award.
Chi chi’s sad past
Chi chi suffered from the harsh conditions of the dog meat trade in South Korea. They tied her legs together with a wire, put her inside a garbage bag and left her in a dumpster. Chi chi would have died there and then, if not for the intervention of Nabiya Irion Hope Project, that rescued the poor pooch.
The group had Chi chi’s limbs treated. Sadly, they needed to amputate all of her legs. Despite that, Chi chi showed resilience and courage. Losing all her limbs was not the end for her.
While Chi chi’s artificial limbs were in the process of being made, her story caught the attention of Elizabeth Howell in Arizona. Elizabeth and her husband adopted Chi chi and brought her home. Chi chi finally has a loving human family, and instant doggie siblings to boot.
Chi chi’s legacy
Chi chi’s life took a complete turn after surviving all the trials life threw at her. She finally received all her prostheses, allowing her to run and play like every other dog. She also went to become a therapy dog and brought joy and inspiration to a lot of people.
Chi chi visited the veterans, residents at assisted living facilities, and nursing homes, as well as children.
The sweet pooch is also an inspiration to kids who also lost their limbs. Chi chi’s disposition in life showed positivity, compassion, and forgiveness, and she rubs it off to everyone she meets.
Chi chi is such an amazing dog that she won the American Hero Dog award in 2018, besting 200 other canine contenders. Unfortunately, Chi chi suffered from a tumor in the nasal cavity and passed away in 2019.
Chi chi lived a full and meaningful life. She may have suffered from the hands of humans, but she also found love and respect in her loving family. She gave all the love that she can give. For that, Chi chi will always be remembered so fondly by the people whose lives she touched.
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