Although she seemed born to lose, Kangaroo just kept picking up the pieces. And she had an owner who stood by her on every inch of the journey.
Jamie Devereaux was working at a veterinary clinic in Michigan when she first sighted Kangaroo. The clinic did frequent work for the pet store, which would later be shut down after the puppy mill connection came to light.
After Kangaroo's leg was removed at just 9 weeks old, the pet store was preparing to send the Shiba Inu back to the puppy mill for breeding.
"In my mind, I was like, 'Oh my God, this dog only has one option. She either comes with me. Or she goes back to a life of sitting in a cage breeding litter after litter after litter,'" Devereaux tells The Dodo.
She bought Kangaroo.