An elderly Mexican dog who suffered violence from drug traffickers and lost both of his front legs is up for Pet Lover's Pet of the Year in the United States.
This story is shared by Patricia Ruiz to promote her animal shelter "Miracles Canins" located in southern Mexico. Thanks to his prosthetics, the dog named "Lemon Pie" has become the star of the shelter, which houses about 400 dogs and 89 cats in the canal zone of Xochimilco, a pre-Hispanic relic of the city.
One of the favorite contenders for the contest
Patricia has told her story many times. Fourteen years ago, Canine Miracles received a call about a dog whose two front legs had been cut off. She remembers the incident. The dog named "Lemon Pie" was allegedly a victim of the Zetas cartel in the north central state of Zacatecas. Fortunately, the dog was able to receive leather prosthetics made in the United States in Virginia. With his light coat darkened by the years, "Lemon Pie" is considered one of the favorite contenders for the title of America's Favorite Pet in the "America's Favorite Pet" contest.