Monday, August 29, 2011

Rosie: Reabsorbed front paw

Born with a miniature front paw that reabsorbed back into the leg, she is lively and upbeat as any dog would be. Her full name is Rosabelle Degli Angeli Neri but Rosie works just fine. She refuses to be left behind for anything and will fight with the determination that only a dog can. Hobbies include sitting on mom's lap and barking at anyone who comes to close to the fence.

Thanks to Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog for this story.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Winter the Dolphin - World's First Prosthetic Dolphin Tail

Winter the Dolphin had her tail caught in a crab trap back in 2006 off the coast of Florida. Rescuers got her to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in time to save her life, though she lost her tail.

Fearing for the safety of her spine as she tried to swim without it, the aquarium called upon the services of Kevin Carroll who has designed prosthetics for dogs, ostriches, and ducks. The work was much more complicated than initially thought. Because of the unique way that dolphin tails operates, with the entire tail moving in all directions, it was more than a year and a half to design a working tail.

Now winter is swimming happily. She swims differently than she used to but doesn't seem to care in the least. A lesson for us all.

This story thanks to Katie (love you girl) and to Send me more stories of other amazing animals.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Bernice - Burn Victim

This is the journey of Bernice. She is an amazing cat who survived a fire, severe burns, and the regrowing of lots of skin. The video says it all. She's now walking around but her journey is not yet over. This is her story.

Bernice's Story from Brad Gehrt on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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* has a physical disability
* has a chronic or terminal illness
* is recovering from a serious injury
* is elderly and/or requires hospice care at home
* has emotional and/or behavioral problems

They have advice on proper vet care, choosing the right vet, and a whole lot more. Good source for resources for your disabled pet or for finding a disabled pet who needs a home.