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World's First Dog With Four Prosthetic Paws

Bionic Dog

Talk about the Six Million Dollar Man!

Naki’o is the world’s first dog to be fitted with a complete set of four prosthetic paws.

Naki’o was barely 5 weeks old when he and his siblings were abandoned by a family fleeing their foreclosed Nebraska home.

Having barely survived the Nebraskan winter, all four of Naki’o’s paws were deformed into rounded stumps after being stuck in an icy puddle.

After being rescued, veterinary technician Christie Tomlinson “organized a fundraiser to pay for Naki’o to have his two back legs fitted with prosthetics.”

Naki’o took to the prosthetics so enthusiastically, that Orthopets decided to complete the process free of charge. It was the first time they fitted an animal with a complete set of new legs.

Now, Naki’o is able to run, jump and play just like other dogs, thanks to the second chance his new set of legs have given him.

Story by Elaine Furst for Dog Files

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ElizaElle
ElizaElle
9 years ago

What a touching story!  I am so happy for Naki’o’s 2nd chance. As a Nebraskan I am saddened to hear that people could abandon puppies like this when we have such a fabulous and dedicated humane society in this state who would have gladly taken them in and found them wonderful homes.

Westiechick2
Westiechick2
9 years ago

wow sweet!!!

Butercream30753
Butercream30753
9 years ago

this is great he looks like
 he is very happy

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

I hope beyond all hope that the people who left those poor little doggies behind realize the impact they had on this pups life. They should have their hands and feet frozen off. What complete self centered, self obsessed pigs.

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9 years ago

abuse of a dog imho

Michael Haslam
9 years ago

Good to see a happy outcome from a tragic start.

Brickie1971
Brickie1971
9 years ago

Oh so happy to see this dog!

R Helms
R Helms
9 years ago

May not be the fastest dog on 4 feet, but he is the only one on 4 prosthetic ones.

golph
golph
9 years ago

If you don’t believe in American exceptionalism, you’re just a complete pessimist.

golph
golph
9 years ago

If you don’t believe in American exceptionalism, you’re just a complete pessimist.

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