LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Shriners Children’s Lexington is trying to help kids dealing with a serious health challenge.

They now have their first therapy dog, Chance. He had a rough start to life after being found starving to death with a bullet lodged in his left shoulder. He was rushed to Camp Jean Rescue in Frankfort but lost his left leg, shoulder, and collarbone.

Now he’s getting a second chance at life. He gets to visit kids who have also lost limbs.


“It’s amazing that he can do this, considering what he’s been through. We have been coming here since June, and he loves to go in the rooms and greet the kids and the families,” said Andrea White.

While it’s too early to get numbers from this method, hospital staff said they can already see the difference that Chance is making at Shriners and for patients.

They said they are thrilled when they hear Chance coming down the hall.