Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Very Cool: A Dog with FOUR Prosthetic Paws!

I found this very neat story the other day - amazing what people are doing for animals these days. Thank goodness there are animal lovers out there willing to take on these animals who deserve a good life. It counters so much of the bad we often see day to day! The link also contains a video on the side of this dog running with his bionic paws!

One-of-a-Kind Dog Walks With Four Prosthetic Paws
Naki'o has the rambunctious spirit of most dogs -- he loves to run, jump and play fetch, but one thing is different about this red heeler cattle dog -- his four bionic paws. OrthoPets, a Denver company that specializes in pet prosthetics, outfitted Naki'o, who lost his paws to frostbite after he was abandoned in the Nebraska winter.
When Naki'o was adopted, his legs had healed to rounded stumps, making mobility a struggle. He had to crawl on his stomach to move, but he was determined.
"Even though he was hobbling, he was still just trying to enjoy life," said Martin Kaufmann, the founder of OrthoPets, who outfitted Naki'o with his new paws."Naki'o's personality was great.

Rest of the Story

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