As soon as they’d driven the dogs to safety, Ysuhuaylas removed the heavy chain from the dog, whom she started calling Dudette. She guessed the chain weighed at least 2 pounds.
“When you have it in your own hands, you realize that this chain really constricted her her entire life,” Ysuhuaylas said. “It was so heavy and … and she had markings on her neck. I think she was a little bit less scared from that point on.”