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Pup Hit By Car Has 2 Front Legs Amputated But Still Thrives

October 15th, 2018

When you take a look at the adorable pup Cora Rose now, you’ll see an energetic furball with tons of affection for everyone around her. However, Cora Rose’s life was hanging on a very loose thread when she got hit by a car.

Vets thought that she wouldn’t survive at all or have a life worth living, and were contemplating letting her sleep forever.

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Marley's Mutts Source: Marley's Mutts

However, animal rescuers didn’t give up on this pup – and neither did she.

Cora Rose was taken to an animal shelter in California a couple of months ago, and she was found with her two front legs completely shattered. The damage was extremely significant and the animal rescuers couldn’t even begin to imagine the tremendous pain this pup must’ve been in.

Aside from her broken legs, her pelvis was also completely shattered.

Although the rescuers can’t be a hundred percent sure, her injuries are consistent with a severe car collision.

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Marley's Mutts Source: Marley's Mutts

To make things worse, one of Cora Rose’s front legs had to be amputated right away because it became infected, and things weren’t exactly looking bright for this pup.

After the initial emergency first aid, Cora was then transferred to the rescue organization Marley’s Mutts, where they hoped that they could still help Cora Rose live a worthy life.

Unfortunately, with her second lag about to amputated as well, her quality of life remained a huge question mark.

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Marley's Mutts Source: Marley's Mutts

However, Zach and Heather Skow from the rescue organization overwhelmed this sweet and courageous pup with an infinite amount of care and affection, even though they know it would be an incredibly difficult journey. After consulting with some experts, they all agreed that they would assist sweet Cora Rose on her brave road to recovery.

“We struggled with whether it was right to try to save her,” Heather said to The Dodo.

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Marley's Mutts Source: Marley's Mutts

Her second leg had to be amputated as well, but Cora Rose was absolutely determined to fight.

Slowly but surely, the sweet pup started to regain and build some strength in the other two legs.

It took a while before she was able to stand up and walk – but the important thing is that she eventually could.

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Marley's Mutts Source: Marley's Mutts

Even though she seemed to be doing everything with her back legs just fine, Cora Rose did receive a special wheelchair built just for her so that she could move a lot faster. It also put less burden on her body. According to Zach and Heather that took her in, this pup really started to thrive.

In fact, she was a part of the family now, and she also befriended the family’s other pets. She’s especially fond of the cat Henry but gets along with the three other dogs in the family just fine. She also isn’t afraid to show a bit of her sassy side from time to time, and can even funnily boss the others pups around sometimes.

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Zach Skow Source: Zach Skow

The incredible story and transformation of Cora Rose have become a beacon of inspiration for many.

In fact, Cora has built up quite the fan base already and dozens of fans from the rescue organization came by to say hello!

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Zach Skow Source: Zach Skow

The smile on this pup’s face is just irresistible, and knowing what this poor pup has been through really puts things into perspective. Many vets thought that she wouldn’t have a life worth living anymore, but she definitely proved all of them wrong.

And even though she’s missing her front legs, Cora Rose is an energetic pup that loves to run around in the house, jump on the beds and play around with her furry buddies.

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Zach Skow Source: Zach Skow

“Anyone she comes in contact with, she puts a smile on their faces,” the Skow family concluded. “She’s by far the happiest dog.”

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#CoraRose could have buckled to the tragedy of losing her legs. Her outlook could have been "how unfortunate am I that I've lost my front legs and can't walk like others?", "how sad is it I was abandoned by my family only to be hit by a car an nearly killed. Instead, her outlook has always been "how wonderful is it that I survived this tragedy and get to participate in life with people who love me?!". I have been feeling down pretty regularly–just part of an emotional depression–but she always helps pull me out and give me perspective. Dogs are medicine, they are teachers, they are guides to a full, fulfilling life, devoid of envy, pity and the burden of a "story". They rewrite their story every day and don't buy into what their story says they're supposed to be like.

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Source: Zach Skow, Marley’s Mutts, The Dodo

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