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#1 Hum

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 18:35

When Naki'o was a puppy, he was found, along with his litter mates and dead mother, abandoned in a foreclosed home in Nebraska.

Naki'o was literally frozen into a puddle on the floor, and had to have all four of his paws and part of his tail amputated as a result.

A Colorado Springs veterinary assistant named Christine Pace got wind of the dog's woeful story and was so taken that she adopted the severely handicapped puppy.

At first, Naki'o was able get around on his stumps, but as he grew, his weight limited his activity. Pace raised enough money to get him outfitted with prosthetic limbs for his back legs, which suffered the worse damage.

Seeing that the playful pup managed so well on his bionic paws, Martin and Amy Kaufman of Orthopets created a pair of front-leg prosthesis as well. (You can watch a short documentary on his inspirational little life — but beware: You will cry.)

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 19:21

It was beautiful, thanks! Glad to see the dogi having fun...

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 19:26

already posted in a form of non news related items here: http://www.neowin.ne...t__p__595677282

:shifty: /troll

Seriously though, i love to see when man kind helps out dogs, because to some extent, WE know whats better and we still get in harms way, dogs don't.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 23:07

already posted in a form of non news related items here: http://www.neowin.ne...t__p__595677282


^ That's just a picture. :huh:

God bless all the crippled dogs.

Hope they can soon regrow real legs.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:39

^ That's just a picture. :huh:

God bless all the crippled dogs.

Hope they can soon regrow real legs.


they could soon probs with stem cell research

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:40

they could soon probs with stem cell research


Yup, DARPA (DoD mad science lab) has a program developing salamander-like limb regeneration in mammals. They're about midway through Stage 2 and recently got a budget increase.