The quadruple amputee and sweet pooch, Chi Chi, who inspired many people across the globe has died of cancer, her family announced. Chi Chi became part of Elizabeth Howell’s family a few years ago after she arrived in Phoenix, Arizona. She was found in a garbage can in South Korea, with her legs severely infected and tied together with wire.

The butcher must have thought that Chi Chi’s meat was no longer acceptable, so they left her to die. That’s when she was rescued. All of Chi Chi’s four paws needed to be amputated for her to be saved.


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Posted by Chi Chi Rescue Dog on Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Elizabeth Howell from Arizona saw Chi Chi’s video online. She adopted Chi Chi and created an account in GoFundMe. The proceeds were used to pay for her prosthetic limbs. This enabled her to walk using four prosthetics.

Despite her own struggles, Chi Chi worked as a therapy dog in hospitals and schools where she became a personal favorite of her fellow amputees. She also became an online celebrity, who has thousands of followers. She was a source of inspiration to many.

Sadly, her owner saw a mole near her tail which alarmed her vet. Chi Chi underwent some tests and procedures for it to be removed. They learned that it’s a mast cell tumor. The Howell family was devastated to learn about Chi Chi’s cancer.

Today is the day we’ve been dreading. Chi Chi passed away peacefully and surrounded by love. She was not in pain and did…

Posted by Chi Chi Rescue Dog on Monday, February 4, 2019

On Monday, February 5, her family announced on Facebook about Chi Chi’s passing due to her health complications. The post said that she died peacefully and was surrounded with love. Her owner expressed how much they love her and will miss her.

Immediately after the announcement was made, thousands of Chi Chi’s followers poured their support for the family and expressed their sadness over the news. The post earned thousands of reactions and shares too, which shows how much of an impact Chi Chi has made on many people’s lives.

Credits: Chi Chi Rescue Dog



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