Anderson-Dieppe immediately agreed to adopt the puppy, whom she named Millie. She rushed over to the breeder's property in a southern suburb of Sydney, Australia, and was shocked at what she found.
Millie's leg wasn't just injured - she was missing her entire paw. The breeder wouldn't tell her how it happened, but it looked as if he - or someone else - had tried to fix the puppy's paw himself. "Traumatic amputation," the vet would later call it. Either it was an accident, or a deliberate case of animal cruelty.