Claim: Photographs show a bipedal dog named Faith.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2008]
Origins: Animals (both human and otherwise) often demonstrate a remarkable resiliency in overcoming substantial injuries or physical abnormalities, and the story of a dog named Faith, recounted above in words and pictures, is a striking example of that phenomenon.
Faith was adopted by Jude Stringfellow in
end the life of the deformed puppy (either actively or through neglect). Faith had fully-developed hind legs, but she had only a single, deformed front leg which was amputated for medical reasons when she was seven months old. Although some veterinarians might advise that a dog with such serious mobility problems be euthanized, the Stringfellows raised Faith and — using a skateboard to acclimate her to movement and peanut butter as an incentive — taught her to hop, and she eventually learned to walk upright on two legs.
Faith has appeared on several popular television programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Montel Williams Show, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and her story has been featured in the books With a Little Faith and Faith Alone: Stories of an Amazing Dog. She made the national news briefly in February 2007 when she was “lost” for several hours after an airline inadvertently placed her on the wrong flight to Orlando.
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Last updated: 20 July 2008