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A Chihuahua in Southern California has a second chance at life after surgery took her to the brink of death.
Julietta the Chihuahua underwent surgery for a broken leg at the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility last week but after the procedure, her heart stopped beating, according to ABC News affiliate KGTV in San Diego.
Dr. Julia Maher, who completed the operation, said the three-year-old dog had “was turning blue.” Julietta didn’t breathe for two minutes.
When Maher and a veterinarian technician resuscitated Julietta, she started breathing again.
“That rarely happens,” Maher told KGTV. “I was just amazed.”
Julietta was still recovering from surgery but was expected to be put up for adoption in the next two months, reports KGTV.