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Thu, Dec 6 | By Rebecca Andrews | 512

Normally a six-pawed pooch wouldn’t have much to bark about but thanks to an Australian vet, a puppy named Octopus has a lot to live for. Octopus was born with a rare deformity that caused the bones in his front legs to split and grow … more ›

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
5 years ago

What an interesting story, I've never heard of double paws before.

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Sheryl J.
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Sheryl J.
5 years ago

Poor thing, luckily he has this Vet on his side. The Vet is a great guy for helping this pup, and I hope it all works out well for him.

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Lisa  W.
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Lisa W.
5 years ago

I hope everything works out. Thank You to the vet!

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Bonnie K.
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Bonnie K.
5 years ago

Glad they were able to help this dog

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

that's unusual for sure

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di
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di
5 years ago

How interesting and yet so cute. I would have loved him any way he had come into the world, even with four toes.

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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
5 years ago

We have cats in our area with 6 toes but never have seen an animal with 6 paws.

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Cindi K.
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Cindi K.
5 years ago

kudos to the vet, this is no reason to have an animal put to sleep

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Jodi S.
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Jodi S.
5 years ago

I'm glad that the vet was willing to try to help Octopus instead of just euthanizing him. I realize that he may not have been out of the woods after surgery, but at least he was getting a chance.

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

We need more vets like this in the world. What a truly compassionate man for doing this surgery. As cute as this little dog is, I'm sure he won't have any trouble finding a good home.

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barb  a.
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barb a.
5 years ago

Dogs dont know they are disabled that is why they jump back so quickly,

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

Being as young as he is, I hope he will adapt to having only three legs very easily.

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KennethM
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KennethM
5 years ago

I know some dogs do well on only three legs, i hope the little guy will be alright

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Melanie
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Melanie
5 years ago

I hope the little guy can find a home that can take care of him the way he needs and deserves.

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Jackie L.
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Jackie L.
5 years ago

Poor little thing. I wish they could just remove some of the paws and he could still walk on one, but it sounds like removal of the leg is the only option? Hopefully some kind of prosthetic is available although some dogs do well on only 3 legs. I hope this little guy gets a home where he can be looked after.

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CaseyMasen
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CaseyMasen
5 years ago

I hope it all works out.

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Wendie
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Wendie
5 years ago

I am going to be the big meany on this one. The dog is not able to walk or stand on his own. What kind of life is that? The fact that he doesn't have a home and they are spending thousands and thousands of dollars on him to have surgery and then MAYBE find a home makes me sad when there are millions of perfectly healthy animals with a much higher quality of life being euthanized every day.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I hope that the surgery is successful and that the owners are able to care for him.

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Elgatosinnombre
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Elgatosinnombre
5 years ago

It's great that someone is willing treat this little dog.

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LilyK
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LilyK
5 years ago

More mutations in the population. This is a serious matter for concern. Are mutations occurring more frequently? If so, why?

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teri y.
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teri y.
6 years ago

glad this little guy is going to get help... i too would love to see an update after the surgery and him running around a back yard chasing a ball!

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Anna
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Anna
6 years ago

I'm so glad he's going to help that puppy!

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Cwasson
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Cwasson
6 years ago

Poor little fella - hope the surgery goes/went well and some loving person adopts this special needs pooch!

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Alex J.
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Alex J.
6 years ago

I hope he gets a good home

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Cindy M.
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Cindy M.
6 years ago

I hope it all goes well for him.

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

He looks like a cutie!!! Hope he gets adopted into a wonderful home!!!!!

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Hope he finds a loving home

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Annemarie S.
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Annemarie S.
6 years ago

I'm glad to hear that Octopus is getting the help he needs.

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
6 years ago

I have never heard of such a deformity. I hope he gets the help he needs and lives a long happy life.

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

Thank goodness there are special people out there in the world who have big hearts and step in to help the less fortunate, whether it be a person or a pet. In the same token, there will be someone very special who will step in to adopt Octopus. What a nice story.

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mARY ANN M.
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mARY ANN M.
6 years ago

If both front legs have double paws, I wonder why the right leg has to be amputated but the left can be fixed. Good thing though as a dog is perfectly able to walk, run etc. on three legs. So glad vets can do things about these issues today and I wish this little guy the very best of luck.

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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

Glad they are trying to help him and hope he gets a good home.

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Loveshorses
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Loveshorses
6 years ago

Good Luck to Octopus

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jan l.
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jan l.
6 years ago

I hope Octopus finds a good home. The Australian vet is very kind hearted to offer to do surgery on him.

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WANSTREET
6 years ago

I hope Octopus fares well with all the challenges he has ahead of him. He will definitely need a special family to adopt him and help him through.

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PennyOnTheFloor
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PennyOnTheFloor
6 years ago

Good luck with the rest of your life, Octopus. (I truly hope his new family changes his name........)

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Adaira  R.
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Adaira R.
6 years ago

I get choked up when I here of vets performing surgery for the animals instead of the cash. My hats off to you doc. Thanks for caring some much. I hope this pup recovers fully.

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Iseeurn
6 years ago

hope he finds a good home

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Absit
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Absit
6 years ago

hopefully the right person adopts him, and they love and care for him

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5doxiemom
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5doxiemom
6 years ago

awww poor puppy . Somebody please give him another name

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Linda W.
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Linda W.
6 years ago

That must look very strange. Glad there was some way to help him

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Wyoming County S.
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Wyoming County S.
6 years ago

my uncle had a dog like that,punky hopped

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Jessica H.
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Jessica H.
6 years ago

i hope the dog is doing better

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Lexina
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Lexina
6 years ago

i hope the sugery works

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

Good luck

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Cortney T.
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Cortney T.
6 years ago

Sounds like one amazing dog. I hope the dog finda a loving family

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Mary P.
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Mary P.
6 years ago

Poor Puppy to be born with this disability. So fortunate to have met up with a qualified doctor who has his best interests at heart.

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Greg
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Greg
6 years ago

Let's hear it for the great, compassionate vets in our lives.

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

Wow, this veterinarian is going all out to save Octopus. Maybe they could give the puppy some wheels if his right leg needs to be amputated. I shall be interested to see the outcome of the surgery.

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Linda L.
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Linda L.
6 years ago

What a cute name! Hope he finds a good home.

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