"It was literally just by chance [members of Nabiya Irion Hope Project] found her in a trashcan," Hanson said. "She was found in a very well-known slaughter region in South Korea for dogs and cats. It was really by luck they saw her in there and that she was still alive."
Despite all that Chi Chi had gone through, she still had an incredible will to live. It was that very spirit that prompted her rescuers to give her a fighting chance. She was taken to a hospital where all four of her paws had to be amputated in order to save her life.