New Set of Wheels for NY Pups

January 29, 2008 | By Matt Van Hoven | Category: Care & Safety | 828 comments
Tags: dogs, care & safety

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - Three special chihuahuas rescued from a Virginia puppy mill are getting around a lot easier these days, thanks to some unique prosthestics.

Carmen, Venus and Pablo were born without their front legs. Reps from the North Shore Animal League who rescued the dogs say the deformities are likely due to inbreeding.

To get around, the 11-month-old pups hop on their hind legs. But that has left their hind legs deformed, and their spines curved. So their rescuers came up with a unique solution.

Custom made aluminum carts, equipped with light-weight wheels, soft fleece harnesses and of course, seat belts.

The three carts cost $1,000 all together, but it's a cost that should provide a long, mobile life for the special pups.

The dogs were rescued and brought to the North Shore Animal League. If you'd like to help by donating, go to animal-league.org.

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Oldmaidcatwoman
4 years ago

The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the headline was inbreeding. Poor little pups--all to make a buck.

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tina :.
4 years ago

what a great story :) poor puppies... at least they will have a good life now!

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