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Dog gets 4 prosthetic paws

Naki'o, a dog who lost his paws to frostbite, has been given a second chance at life.

By Vetstreet May 1, 2013 2:38PM

Mixed breed puppy Naki'o was found over the winter, abandoned in a foreclosed home in Nebraska. At 8 weeks old, he was adopted by Christie Pace, a veterinary assistant in Colorado.

Photo: Naki’o can run again thanks to his four prosthetic paws. / KTLA via Medical Daily“I knew I could help him out,” said Pace.

She held a fundraiser and got him fitted for prosthetics with the Denver-based Ortho Pets. Now, Naki'o, who’s believed to be the first dog to have prosthetics on all four legs, is off and running — and his owner has been inspired to start a rescue group for pets with disabilities, according to California’s KTLA.

— Read it at Medical Daily

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Photo: Naki’o can run again thanks to his four prosthetic paws. / KTLA via Medical Daily

May 4, 2013 10:45AM
How cool is that!!!! And what a cool name!! Wonderful owner who loved her pet to help him overcome his disability. Love this story!
May 2, 2013 5:47PM
From an animal Lover to another, what a heartwarming story!
May 1, 2013 7:54PM

six million dollar dog....minus 5.95 mill.


go on and have a great life, naki'o, in spite of the snip-snip on the boy parts!

May 1, 2013 6:33PM
Who can give a thumbs down to this story?
May 1, 2013 4:46PM

ARRF !    I Got A New Leash On LIFE !

May 1, 2013 4:30PM
This young lady needs to be commended for her efforts to save animals in need. Her efforts will be rewarded by the animals she has helped. Keep up the good work....
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