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Abused Two-Legged Tijuana Dog Finds Guardian Angels in California

by Katherine

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In March 2014, pictures of a Tijuana malnourished female dog were circulating social media sites. The pictures showed an emaciated dog, rolled in a ball, seeking refuge among some garbage, but the shocking part was that her hind legs had been bound with barb wire. When Good Samaritans picked her up and freed her from the wire, her back legs fell off.

The pet was network online and she was immediately rescued by West Coast Animal Rescue (WeCARe) from Long Beach, Calif. The stray was named Cheyenne and she was transferred to Newport Beach Veterinary Hospital for emergency care.

Aside from her mutilated legs, which seem to have been cut off with a saw or knife, the Tijuana stray also suffered from a laceration on her hip that left her pelvic bone exposed, anemia, parasites and Ehrlichia.

Cheyenne when found in Tijuana. Photo Credit: Sherri Stankewitz
Cheyenne when found in Tijuana.
Photo Credit: Sherri Stankewitz


Hospital veterinarians and WeCARe personnel worked day and night helping Cheyenne get back to 100 percent health. Her road to recovery will be a long one, but today she is a different dog. She is happier, healthier, and grateful to be alive. She is no longer on the brinks of death.

Cheyenne will need therapy to learn how to walk again. A doggy wheel cart has been donated and once she is healthy and strong enough she will be ready to use the cart and adjust to her new life as a two-legged dog.

If you would like to help cover all medical cost for this Tijuana stray, or many other dogs WeCARe rescues, consider making an online donation.

Follow Cheyenne’s recovery on Facebook and watch her rescue and recovery video below. (WARNING: THE VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES).