The Chihuahua ended up at Fuzz Ball Animal Rescue in Hermiston,
Oregon, after getting hit by a car while in labor.
According to the rescue’s Facebook, the dog was taken to the Oregon Trail Veterinary Clinic to have her leg amputated due to injuries from the accident.
Xena also had to have an emergency C-section, because her baby was too large for a natural birth.
On Wednesday, the rescue shared the happy ending to this harrowing tale: the Chihuahua mom survived her operations and so did her healthy baby boy.
“It is so wonderful to see that both are doing amazing! This is one heck of a miracle. This mama is a warrior and so is her baby,” the rescue posted on Facebook. “To have survived being on the streets, run over, in labor with a puppy that was too big to come out and then a c-section and leg amputation while in shock! They are little miracles!”
According to WSET, the duo was later given the heroic names Xena and Marvel.