Pig The Half-Dog Is An Alabama Celebrity

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — She’s an unusual dog with an amazing story.

Pig was born with severe birth defects; she’s missing part of her spine and several ribs, according to the Alabama Media Group. Parts of her hips and joints also face the wrong directions.

But Pig is a big hit where she lives in Alabama, where she’s been called a “wonder dog.”

Her owner, Kim Dillenbeck, rescued her after she was born. A veterinarian recommended she be euthanized because of her defects.

But Dillenbeck said Pig runs and stands up on her hind legs. Dillenbeck said she’s extra-careful when feeding the dog, because she chokes easily.

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Pig is about eight months old and weighs 15 pounds. Dillenbeck isn’t completely sure on her breed.

Dillenbeck said veterinarians say they’ve never seen anything like Pig before.


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