Pit bull Merida may only have three legs, but she never seems to feel like she’s the least bit different.
Merida was found by animal control in a yard in Fort Worth, Texas, a tether tightly wrapped around her leg. Rushed to an animal hospital, she was about to be euthanized, when the doctor’s son, Benjamin Morris, asked his dad to stop.
“He told me, ‘Son, this dog is not going to live ... she's dying.’ But I couldn't stand for him to do it, at least not right then,” Morris tells The Dodo. Despite the dire prognosis, Merida managed to pull through, and in losing her leg, she gained a new family.