A new home for one of the deformed Chihuahuas



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Posted on March 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 14 at 4:24 PM

DALLAS — There was a cardboard box on Lenda Asberry's South Dallas lawn Tuesday morning that wasn't there Monday night.

Asberry brought the box to her neighbor, Rose Peña. What did they find inside?

Someone had abandoned three Chihuahuas — all with deformed front legs.

Peña called her daughter, Maria Mengel, a dog lover, to help rescue the defenseless pets.

"To me, it was like leaving a handicapped family out," Mengel said. "No one to help them... and there's no one to fend for them."

Mengel was worried a shelter might put the dogs down, and she hopes a concerned News 8 viewer can adopt them.

"Find a home and be taken care of properly by a loving family that will take care of them and help them," she said.

From a cardboard box to a loving family is journey that requires no legs.

Just heart.

UPDATE:  Maria Mengel reported Monday evening that a couple stopped by to adopt one of the legless dogs. Two others remain, although Mengel said she's seriously thinking about keeping one of them she's named "Yoda."

"All the responses we got were amazing," Mengel wrote. "Thank you all from the U.S to Canada to Puerto Rico and Mexico!"

For more information about the abandoned dogs, contact Maria Mengel at mmengel81@gmail.com or visit her Facebook page.

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