There are instances when puppies are born with disabilities. Some puppies are born blind or deaf, while others are born disfigured or have missing limbs. A lot of puppies born with special needs are often euthanized because not a lot of people want to take care of them.
A rescue puppy named Tumbles was born without his two front legs. Tumbles was rescued when he was only two weeks old by a non-profit animal rescue organization in Ohio. In most cases, puppies like Tumbles would have been euthanized. Thankfully, the rescuers wanted to give Tumbles a fighting chance.
Despite missing both his front legs, Tumbles is full of life and have learned to move around by only using his back legs and nose. Tumbles doesn’t know any different. Tumbles is full of life, and he’s also very energetic.
Although Tumbles learned to move around without his front legs, a veterinarian recommended that Tumbles should have a set of wheels to help the muscles in his back legs develop more naturally. To help Tumbles get his set of wheels, the Ohio University Innovational Center built Tumbles a customized two-wheel cart using a 3D printer.
It took the design team 14-hours to print the two-wheel cart for Tumbles. It did take a while for Tumbles to get used to the wheels, but when Tumbles got used to using the wheels, he didn’t waste any time and started doing zoomies. Tumbles needs to continue his physical therapy, so he can get used to moving around using his wheels.
Tumbles will continue to grow, and he needs bigger wheels to fit him. Thanks to the rescuers and the volunteers who made the wheels, Tumbles can live a more normal life. Once Tumbles gets the hang of moving around with his wheels, he’ll be ready to get adopted. Here’s a heartwarming video showing how rescuers and innovators worked together to make a 3D printed weels in order to help a tiny and adorable rescue puppy run.
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We are there for them and they are there for us. HERE is another rescue story that will warm your heart: A Police Rescue Team Saves A Bull Mastiff Named Akela From Muddy Waters
Click HERE and see what happened.
I wish you and your pooch a wonderful day.