(N.Morgan) Chi Chi, a beautiful Golden Retriever, survived insurmountable odds to overcome the scars left from her horrific past, and to find a loving and accepting family.
No one knew for sure if this golden retriever would ever walk again – but when one family refused to give up on her, she surprised everyone. Today she’s training for a very important new job.
Please be advised: The following contains information about Chi Chi’s history and treatment that led to her amputations and is graphic and disturbing: From Chi Chi’s Facebook
Chi Chi was born in January 2014 and was kept alive in immensely cruel conditions, all while her body was being prepped to one day be considered ready for slaughter and sold into the dog meat trade.
Chi Chi, whose legs had rotted from the extreme abuse, was thrown away in a trash bag in the South Korean countryside where dogs are traditionally killed for meat.
Her spirit must have surely been broken, and all hope lost.
Then she was saved.
These amazing people discovered her in that trash bag in a well-known dog meat slaughter region of South Korea. Her feet were barely attached and she was in immense pain with cuts and bruises all over her body.
However, what they also saw was this sweet girl with a bright spark showing in her eyes. They brought her to be evaluated by a veterinary clinic.
What they discovered was that her four legs were so badly rotted that in order to save her life they would have to be amputated immediately.
Due to Chi Chi showing her strong spirit and will to live, they went ahead with the surgery.
This was made possible by The Hope Foundation (Nabiya/Irion Project to help injured Animals) when they contacted ARME to partner and find a home in America.
Chi Chi has since made a full recovery and is a joy to be around. She lights up the room, greets everyone with a happy wagging tail, and loves to share her sweet spirit with anyone who comes to see her.
She loves to be involved in everything the doctors and staff are doing, and happily scoots around the office, putting her sweet face in everybody’s business!
But Chi Chi’s journey had just started. She had been adopted by an amazing family in Arizona, USA, and was soon on her way to a new life.
Chi Chi is a true testament of what it means to be a survivor, moving from the darkest of places and coming out into the light with strength and love for all. She is THE dog saved by Dogs In The Dark with help from the guiding light that is Chula’s Compass by ARME.
Now Chi Chi is paying the kindness she received forward, and is currently training to be a therapy dog. Her new role will take her to hospitals and other facilities where she can interact with people of all ages and share her light of inspiration.