When Andrew Fales got word that a nearby breeder was going to euthanize an otherwise healthy Golden Retriever puppy from a recent litter just because the pup is blind, Fales knew he had to do something.
Happy reunions, dog abuse, and a cow with an identity crisis are some of the topics covered in our top 10 most popular news story recap. Which events did you find most memorable?
A dog born with stubby front legs had limited mobility — until he was fostered by the director of a 3D printing company, who created a pair of prosthetics for the animal.
Update: A two-legged Chihuahua named TurboRoo (formerly known as Turbo or Roo) gets a sweet new ride thanks to the president of a San Diego-based company and a 3D printer.
Video: A paralyzed Dachshund named Anderson Pooper competes in a friendly race with fellow wiener dogs; watch the dog’s uplifting finish at the 18th Annual Wiener Dog Races.
Gallery: A disabled Chihuahua was too young for a custom wheeled prosthetic, so veterinary personnel fashioned the dog a home-made rig out of unlikely parts.
A Rat Terrier named Wally became paralyzed while he was boarded at a veterinarian; his owner was able to find a wheelchair for the pooch thanks to Home Depot.
After Kadee Mae came home unable to move her hind legs, the dog’s owner asked a Massachusetts company to create a pair of skis for the animal’s wheelchair.
Starving, sick, with immobile rear legs, the situation looked bleak for a homeless Mexico dog…until a photo of the poor pooch went viral and resulted in his rescue.
Pet of a Duluth Animal Hospital employee, fluffy chicken Penny quickly bonded with Roo, a Chihuahua; personnel believe the pooch was born deformed as a result of inbreeding.
The Pit Bull Terrier was found with her right paw severed in a Miami neighborhood; an Orlando company donated the artificial limb so the pooch could live a pain-free life.
Duncan, a 3-month-old Boxer, was born with two deformed rear legs that caused the pooch extreme pain; he became more mobile after the mangled limbs were amputated.
Employees at Marley’s Mutts were concerned if a deaf pooch named Eve would find a forever home; then, the Catahoula Leopard Dog mix met a blind dog named Dillon.
News outlets are calling Nakio “the bionic dog,” and with good reason — the mixed-breed dog is the first known canine to have received four artificial limbs.Veterinary assistant Christie Pace of Colorado Springs, Colorado fell in love and brought little Nakio home when he was just a puppy.“I have a soft spot for rescue animals […]
Reddit user thepoultron posted a photograph of her dog Bowie, a 6-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, on the popular site, hoping to share a simple but poignant message of love with the online community. But she never could have expected Bowie’s photo and story would go viral, touching the hearts of thousands in only a few […]
Her story begins in tragedy, like many abandoned pets: she had no home, no family, and, as it seemed at the time, no future. When Havanese mix Tessa was turned over to an overcrowded Los Angeles animal shelter in early January, the shivering little pup struggled to even stand up. Frail, starving, completely blind, and […]
Just because blind Siberian Husky mix Gonzo is differently-abled doesn’t mean he’s going to let it stop him from doing what he loves to do — pull a sled with his team.Three years ago, when sled dog Gonzo started tripping over his food bowl, staff at New Hampshire’s Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel knew that […]
A Chihuahua-Papillon mix from New Mexico who was born without one of her back paws will be able to start the new year on the right foot.Albuquerque’s Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue has announced that their special pup Peggy, or “Peggy Leg” as she is known, will soon be the recipient of what is likely to be […]
A British study has yielded surprising and promising results in the treatment and possible reversal of paralysis in dogs, BBC News reports.Scientists from Cambridge University teamed up with the Medical Research Council to execute the innovative study, which has recently been published in the prestigious neurology journal, Brain.The Cambridge University scientists describe themselves as cautiously […]
Specialists at Westcoast Brace & Limb (WCBL) are used to helping people; infants in need of cranial braces, children with mobility issues, adults who’ve had limbs amputated, and veterans returning from war have all been helped by the talented and dedicated prosthetists at the Tampa, Florida orthotics and prosthetics company.But sometimes WCBL is called on […]
Davis’s owner believes in miracles. And that, she says, is why she took no action to ease her dog’s unthinkable suffering during the last four months of his life.On May 17, an eight-month-old Pit Bull was brought to the Espanola Valley Humane Society, the shelter where I volunteer. Even the seasoned administrators say Davis’s condition […]