Two-legged stray dog gives birth to four puppies in China (and their legs are all in working order!)
- Shi Bao gave birth to four puppies near Kouguan railway station in the northern city of Datong in Shanxi Province
- She became a stray after being abandoned by previous owner who moved out of neighbourhood and left her behind
- Shi Bao went unnoticed until she was hit by a speeding train two years ago and tragically lost her two rear legs
- China has an estimated 130 million street dogs - many of them abandoned when owners move into high-rise buildings
A two-legged stray dog has given birth to a litter of puppies in China - and all of their legs are in full working order.
The stray, which was named Si Bao by an owner who later abandoned her, gave birth to four healthy puppies near Kouguan railway station in Datong, Shanxi Province in the north of the country.
Shi Bao was made one of the city’s many strays after her owner moved out of the neighbourhood and decided not to take her with him, but became well known locally when she lost her two rear legs after being hit by a speeding train two years ago.
Balancing on just her forelegs, Shi Bao nuzzles her puppies lovingly as she takes them for a walk in the area around the train station.
China has an estimated 130 million stray dogs - many them victims of a growing urbanisation that has seen millions of people move into high-rise buildings with little room for pets.
It’s a tough life on the street for many of the dogs. As well as state-sponsored extermination campaigns in many cities, there is also widespread abuse of strays by members of the public, and the risk of being captured for dog meat or succumbing to hunger and disease.
adoptpets: Now this is just heartbreaking! Some animal lover in China please take in this momma and her pups. She seems so sweet and obviously she isn’t feral as she used to have an owner and she allows people to pick her up. Shame on the people who her everyday on the street balancing on two legs and now with puppies to take care of and do nothing.