Amputee Sled Hockey Star Adopts Three-Legged German Shepherd

“Cabi” With Her New Owners. Credit: Facebook

Thanks to support from the St. Paul community, one abandoned German Shepherd has a new lease on life.

In November of 2018, the German Shepherd “Cabi” was hit by a train and left for dead by her former owners. Thankfully, Emily Campbell found Cabi and generously took her into her home.

Immediately after she rescued Cabi, Emily created a Facebook page detailing Cabi’s story and asking for help. The non-profit group Saving Shepherds of MN quickly responded to Emily’s posts and helped fund Cabi’s leg amputation.

Since the surgery, Emily says she has seen a dramatic improvement in Cabi’s demeanor. At first, Cabi was extremely fearful in Emily’s home, but now this German Shepherd is bursting with energy.

Currently, Cabi is getting ready to move in with a new owner who has an equally inspiring story to tell. Sled hockey star Hanna Hughes suffered from bone cancer in her teens and had to go through multiple rounds of chemotherapy. Although Hughes survived her battle with cancer, doctors were forced to amputate one of her legs.

Despite her handicap, Hughes has gone on to become a major sled hockey player in Team USA and Minnesota Wild. Both Hughes and her fiancé say they are looking forward to welcoming Cabi into their home.

As of today, Cabi’s Facebook page has over 3,000 followers. When asked if she would continue to update this popular webpage, Hughes promised to put up a new post at least once per week.

To find out more about Cabi and Hanna Hughes, you can watch this news report put together by KARE-11.


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