The Good News Is... 5-legged dog, for real

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email 

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - Precious is a 3 week old Chihuahua-Terrier mix. She's got 4 paws, 20 toes, and then one extra leg for good measure.

Owner Calvin Owensby says he called the vet as soon as Precious was born but the vet's suggestion was unacceptable.

"He said, 'Bring her in and we can put her to sleep.' Owensby said.

The puppy isn't going anywhere near a needle, until the time comes for her to have her leg removed. An anonymous donor saw the puppy's picture in the local paper and wants to pay for her amputation.

For now, Precious will just continue being the special pick of the litter, as none of her 4 siblings have an extra leg.

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