Six-year-old Putol was born without back legs. She was almost abandoned as a puppy until Danilo Codilego Jr took a chance on her. Putol was being sold along with other puppies but nobody wanted to buy her because of her deformity. Mr. Codilego said, “We met six years ago. I was working in a bakery then. One day a co-worker arrived with four puppies. He was trying to sell them for 5000 pesos each ($92). The other puppies sold, but nobody wanted poor two-legged Putol. They didn’t think she would live long. I was the only one who had the courage to take care of her. We took our chances because we took pity on her,” he told Caters News Agency. Danilo Codilego named the puppy “Putol” which means “chopped” in English. “We couldn’t think of another name except for Putol”
The first two years were tough for Putol. The puppy had trouble walking and would scratch up the backside of its body. But one day the dog stood up on its front legs, balanced herself and started running.
Ever since then Putol turned into a major attraction in the neighborhood. Many residents see the dog as courageous and a miracle of life.
Codilego who is a truck driver doesn’t worry about Putol much anymore. He knows that the neighborhood will take care of her when he’s away for work. “When I have to travel for work, she faces no problem because everyone takes care of her.” The dog even guards his place for him and is very protective of Codilego. “Putol acts like a guard dog -barking when a stranger is near. She also gets jealous if I pay attention to another dog. Otherwise, she is friendly and much loved in the neighborhood.”
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