Mutilated Mexican dog runs with prosthetic front legs

By The Associated Press Updated at 2013-01-30 18:17:34 +0000

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MEXICO CITY — A dog reportedly mutilated by Mexican drug traffickers is recovering at a sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs.

Pay de Limon, or Lemon Pie, was fitted with prosthetic front legs last year, says sanctuary owner Patricia Ruiz

The Belgian shepherd mix now walks, jumps and runs.

The dog was left in a trash can to die after his two fronts legs were cut off, says Ruiz.

She says people who asked her to help Pay de Limon told her that drug traffickers used the dog to practise for mutilating humans.

Pay de Limon is one of 128 abused dogs living at the Milagros Caninos sanctuary.

Blind, deaf or ill dogs — even dogs on wheelchairs — frolic and run around the huge sanctuary in the southern part of Mexico City.