Abandoned dog outfitted with four prosthetic paws
A Red Heeler named Naki'o whose paws were amputed last year has become the first dog to be fitted with four prosthetic paws.
The site Incredible Features says a family in Nebraska who were foreclosed upon abandoned Naki'o along with the rest of his litter. The puppies barely survived winter in the home's basement. Naki'o stepped into an icy puddle, and his paws froze.
By the time he was rescued and taken to an animal shelter, his paws were frostbitten and had to be removed, leaving him unable to walk.
Christie Tomlinson, a veterinarian technician, decided she wanted to adopt the charmingly energetic Naki'o, but soon realized his injuries were too severe for him to be truly happy.
"I was having to take him for walks in a stroller and carry him around," she told The Daily Mail. "He couldn't be a normal dog, he couldn't lead the life he wanted."
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