After going through a lot of hardship in the dog meat trade, a Dalmatian dog with only two legs was fortunate to find a happy ending. When she was around 8 weeks old, the puppy named ‘Emma Roo’ was saved from a local butcher in Xi’An, China. When they discovered her, it was clear that she had been severely abused, since she lacked front legs, had the ends of her ears chopped off, and had a portion of her tail missing.
Emma was saved just in time and sent to a veterinary facility in Beijing, where she received the treatment she needed to recuperate.Doctors discovered that the tiny girl had a deformity in her rear limb and that she was missing a few of fingers, indicating that she was headed for the slaughterhouse.
Dog meat traders appear to believe that chopping off limbs from animals to be sold without anesthetic creates adrenaline. They claim that this ingredient softens the flesh of mistreated animals, resulting in a better product for consumers.Little Emma was put in a foster family, but she was returned to the clinic after two years, in the year 2019.
As a result, the group of rescuers sought the assistance of Dalmatian Rescue, a non-profit organization based in South Florida, in order for Emma to enjoy a better life, as dog adoptions are more popular in the United States than in China.
Emma arrived in the United States on April 20, 2020, right before Covid-19 made animal exports illegal. Her volunteers chose to publish her story on social media while she was at the organization’s facilities in order to find her a home.
Misha Rackcliff Hunt, a 27-year-old lady, discovered Emma’s post on Facebook and fell in love with her. She wanted to assist her. So she thought that adopting the three-year-old puppy and bringing her to her home in Charleston, South Carolina, would be the best option.
According to Misha, who spoke to the Daily Mail, “We know his injuries were caused by people because of their nature. This appears to be a typical occurrence, with ‘rare’ breeds being dismembered and tormented.”
Despite Emma’s challenges, Misha does her hardest to make her happy and help her live a normal life. However, she still suffers from numerous psychological issues as a result of the trauma and cruelty she endured so many times in that dreadful location.
Misha expressed herself as follows: “Emma is terrified of anything that sounds like a chainsaw, such as hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, and lawn mowers.” She wailed every time she left the room when I initially brought her home. She was always very protective of her food and toys. She even retained odd bits of my clothing at one point because she was afraid they would be taken away from her.”
Emma was wary of males, but Misha came up with the brilliant idea of employing a male therapist to help her modify her ways, and it succeeded.
Thanks to the efforts of the shelter staff and the kindness of the homeowners, Hope was reunited with her loving family. Although she may never be able to walk on all fours like other dogs, Hope has proven that her determination and spirit know no bounds. Her story is a reminder that no obstacle is too great to overcome with the help of a little hope and kindness.