Monday, July 4, 2011

Naki'o the Bionic Dog (All 4 Legs!)

Naki'o the Bionic Dog

I was sent this link by a close friend. Naki'o was the first dog to receive all four bionic legs.

This amazing animal has been through so much. Abandoned by a family after their home was foreclosed on, he and the rest of the litter barely survived the harsh Nebraska winter. Stepping into a frozen puddle in the basement he got all four paws stuck in the ice. Eventually rescued, he lost all four paws to frostbite.

Adopted by a caring veterinarian technician, he wiggled around on his belly because it hurt to much to use his healed stumps. His owner held a fundraiser to pay for prosthetic for his two back legs.

The orthopets felt great about the success of the first two legs they agreed to complete the other two legs free of charge. While shaky at first he now can walk, run, and chase the other dogs in his adopted family. The bionic leg mimic the movement in the muscles of a dog's leg. This is the first time that all four legs were replaced by bionic limbs.

Not only was he given a new chance at life, he was given his life back. He's his own dog again.

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