4-year-old quadruple amputee named 2018 American Hero Dog

Posted at 1:59 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 16:02:50-04

ARIZONA – Chi Chi, a 4-year-old quadruple amputee golden retriever, has been named the 2018 American Hero Dog.

The American Humane Society chose Chi Chi as this year’s ‘American Hero Dog.’ The amputee is a therapy dog, helping spread inspiration to people everywhere, but especially to those who have the same thing in common.

Chi Chi’s road to the 2018 American Hero Dog title was most tragic, to say the least. The golden retriever was thrown in a trash bag with her legs bound and left for dead in South Korea.

Miraculously, Chi Chi was rescued and made an incredible recovery, even beating cancer. But her unbelievable road to fame hasn’t slowed her down one bit, making her way around on four prosthetic legs.

Chi Chi lives with her adoptive family in Phoenix,  proving her perseverance to all people she comes in contact with. More than one million people voted for Chi Chi as the 2018 American Hero Dog, beating out 300 other brave pups.

Nominees and a panel of celebrity judges helped pick Chi Chi as the bravest of them all. The 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards will be broadcasted on October 24th.