RALEIGH, N.C. -- A five-legged dog discovered near a North Carolina state park has undergone successful surgery to remove two of her legs.
Veterinarians say the dog named "Popcorn" suffered from a extremely rare genetic anomaly.
Vets removed the dog's back two left legs. The extra leg was removed because it was hampering the dog's movement. The more fully developed leg was also removed because it was rotated at a 90-degree angle, rendering it useless.
Donations totaling $3,000 poured in from across the country to help the dog. The surgery cost about $1,200.
Popcorn is expected to return to her adoptive home Tuesday and should make a full recovery.