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08/30/2011

The Daily Beast - Ciuchcia's on Board - August 30, 2011

Toronto Star Picture Editor Wanda Goodwin shares these images of a remarkably playful dog with an indelible spirit named Ciuchcia (Polish for steam engine).   Ciuchcia, a four month old dog whose rear legs were paralyzed after it was physically abused and abandoned with its two siblings on a train track. The dog survived despite being run over by a number of trains, according to the staff at the animal shelter, who found Ciuchcia on July 7, 2011.

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Ciuchcia chases a cat in a courtyard after being helped onto a specially made wheelchair at Schronisko (Shelter), a shelter for homeless animals, near Piotrkow Trybunalski August 26, 2011.

 

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Ciuchcia plays with a stick in a courtyard after being helped onto a specially made wheelchair.

 

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Maria Mrozinska, a staff member, helps Ciuchcia onto a specially made wheelchair.

 

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Ciuchcia looks up at a staff member.

 

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Maria Mrozinska, a staff member, hugs Ciuchcia.

 

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Ciuchcia runs after a staff member in a courtyard after being helped onto a specially made wheelchair.

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Ciuchcia rests after playing in a courtyard at Schronisko (Shelter), a shelter for homeless animals, near Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland on August 26, 2011.

 

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I would like to know more about this dog. I have just seen this article for the first time. I had a 16 year old German Shepherd who just passed away and was in a wheelchair just like Ciuchcia. Ciuchcia could have been my dog Nike's puppy, they look EXACTLY alike. I am interested in how she is and would like to know if she has a home.
If not, I am interested in geting her back to the states and adopting her. I am in love with her already.

Rory Barish

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