Every dog deserves a chance at a happy and healthy life - but in a bizarre case of animal cruelty by birth, one backyard breeder had evidently been producing pups knowing they would have disabilities.
Oklahoma dog rescuer Jana Beller was alerted to the situation after seeing a post online advertising five 2-legged dogs for sale. Initially, she assumed the animals had been born deformed by accident, so she stepped in to help find them a new home.
"They were asking $75 a piece," Beller told The Dodo. "I messaged and said that I was worried about people getting them for novelty, so I asked her to surrender them."
After contacting the woman who owns the dogs, who turned out to be a breeder, Beller discovered that the five dogs were actually from three separate litters. They'd all been born to parents predisposed to produce this genetic abnormality, meaning the woman had been repeatedly breeding them aware of the defects that would result.