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She Was Abandoned Because She Couldn't Walk. Now, She's Running.

<p> Marley's Mutts </p>

Welcome back, Mimi.

It wasn't so long ago, this bull mastiff was dropped off at a veterinary clinic in California with a broken, mangled and infected leg.

Marley's Mutts

Marley's Mutts

The owner said he couldn't afford medical treatment, suggesting she be put down instead. Then he sped off in a shiny new Hummer.

Marley's Mutts

Marley's Mutts

Her leg was in such wretched shape, Zach Skow, founder of Marley's Mutts, said he could smell the rot. It seemed likely the leg would have to be amputated.

But, as Skow wrote at the time in a Facebook post, "Hope has arrived, however, and I think she'll be okay. I know she'll be okay."

Marley's Mutts

Marley's Mutts

Hope didn't just arrive. It sprang, leapt, bounded, raced, and galloped.

Mimi underwent extensive medical treatment at VCA West Los Angeles Medical Hospital, where, as Marley's Mutts notes in a Facebook post, vets "threw everything but the kitchen sink at her leg."

She also soaked up the love of a man known for his incredible bond with dogs. And then, she radiated it back a hundredfold.

Marley's Mutts

Marley's Mutts

In an Instagram post this week, Marley's Mutt's shared this stunning video of a fully recovered Mimi celebrating in the snow.

This is what happens when we don't give up on love.

Marley's Mutts has saved thousands of castaway dogs since it was established in 2009. Want to help? Check out the website.