After a career of helping handicapped children, it was only natural that Kathie Byers would be attracted to the pathetic misshapen dog she spotted in the corner of a local veterinarian’s kennel.
The dog’s front legs had been crushed probably in an accident with a car years before. Because there had been no treatment at the time, the dog’s legs were distorted, folded tightly to her chest and covered with sores. Unable to stand, she was barely able to move, and was fearful of everything. About six years old, she had given birth to an unknown number of litters of pups.