Batman Is the “Happiest Dog in America” Even Without Hind Legs

The bat-eared pup was hit by a car in Taiwan and had to be rescued -- from his rescuers.

Liz Acosta  |  May 13th 2013


Here at Dogster we realized something profound — dogs can overcome almost any obstacle. You can leave them to die in the streets, you can run them over with a car, you can even let their skin rot and fall off, and they will miraculously survive. So we’ve decided to feature one of these amazing dogs once a week, and we’re calling it Miracle Monday.

This week’s miracle is Batman. Batman’s story is particularly harrowing.

He was hit by a car and left to languish and die in the streets of Taiwan. Despite the mangled condition of his hind legs, he managed to drag himself across multiple lanes of traffic to hide in an alley. He was rescued and then dumped by a shady shelter. That’s when his second rescuer, Yenchi, encountered the dog, and she was horrified by what she found. Batman’s terrible injuries had yet to be seen to: He was bleeding from his mouth from a split tongue, and his entire rear half was bursting with infection.

Yenchi raised money for Batman’s medical treatments and cared for the dog in Taiwan for eight months before getting in touch with Love & Second Chances, a rescue organization that specializes in death row and special needs dogs. Love & Second Chances looked after Batman until he was adopted by a loving family in February of this year.

Much like his namesake, Batman doesn’t possess any real super powers — it’s purely the size of his heart and spirit that make him amazing. He gets around with the help of a cart, but other than that, Batman is an energetic, well-adjusted dog. He’s so cheerful, in fact, he was named “America’s Happiest Dog” in the Hub TV Network’s 2012 “Pup-ularity Contest.” 

And that’s why he’s our Monday Miracle.

Join Batman’s Facebook page for updates on this amazing dog.

Photos via Batman’s Facebook page and Love & Second Chances

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