Mexico dog mutilated by drug traffickers recovers

Associated Press
"Milagros Caninos," sanctuary owner Patricia Ruiz shows some attention to Belgian shepherd mix, Pay de Limon or Lemon Pie, on the grounds of the sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs, in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.  Ruiz says Pay de Limon who was fitted with prosthetic front legs, was found last February in a trash can where he was left to die after his two fronts legs were surgically removed. Pay de Limon is one of 128 abused dogs living in the vast Milagros Caninos sanctuary in southern Mexico City. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A dog reportedly mutilated by Mexican drug traffickers is recovering at a sanctuary for abused and abandoned dogs.

Sanctuary owner Patricia Ruiz says Pay de Limon, or Lemon Pie, was fitted with prosthetic front legs last year. The Belgian shepherd mix now walks, jumps and runs.

Ruiz says the dog was left in a trash can to die after his two fronts legs were cut off. She says people who asked her to help Pay de Limon told her that drug traffickers used the dog to practice for mutilating humans.

Pay de Limon is one of 128 abused dogs living at the Milagros Caninos sanctuary. Dogs on wheelchairs, blind, deaf or ill frolic and run around the huge sanctuary in the southern part of Mexico City.

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