A special-needs puppy born without her front legs was found abandoned in a soggy cardboard box near a busy Market Street intersection in San Francisco right before Christmas, according to the San Francisco SPCA.
It was not known how long the puppy was in the box, when a passerby named Jene saw her, the agency said on its website.
Jene told rescuers that he saw several people walk past the puppy without stopping to check on her. He said others did stop long enough to look at her, but then they also walked away.
“I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Jene told the SPCA. “Why would anyone do that? Pick up the puppy, and then put her right back in the box?”
Jene took the puppy home, fed her and then brought her to the SPCA.
Rescuers at the SPCA could see that the puppy, now known as “Daffodil,” had already learned to compensate for her missing legs and was able to get around in a limited way, the website stated.
“In order to give her the life she deserves, one full of puppy playdates and trips to the beach, we decided to get Daffodil her very own set of wheels,” the SPCA stated on the website.
They ordered a set of prosthetic legs and created a vest on wheels that Daffodil could use to get around in.
But, best of all, one of the people working on the prosthetic project fell in love with Daffodil and adopted her, according to the site.