Cali, a small, terrified Chihuahua was found wandering the streets in Long Beach, CA and was picked up by a Samaritan. Unfortunately, Cali's rescuer could not keep her and decided to take her to the local spay/neuter clinic to give her up. When the clinic said that they could not take Cali and that she needed to be taken to Animal Control, her rescuer became very angry and stormed out.
A few minutes later, one of the clinic staff walked outside and found Cali, left outside on top of a car hood. She was taken inside were later that day she was scheduled to be taken to Animal Control.
Thankfully, a volunteer from Forever Home Pet Rescue--South walked in and was able to meet Cali. The second she heard her story, she could not imagine leaving her behind. But it wasn't only Cali's story that was compelling. Cali's legs were obviously deformed and she knew that she would not stand a chance at a shelter.
Cali's first vet visit/ X-rays revealed that she had torn ligaments in both legs that left her kneecaps displaced. She will need an expensive procedure called "Bilateral Extra Capsular" Repair in order to have a chance at living pain-free.