Thanks to the perseverance of volunteers, a dog was learning to walk again.
Thanks to the perseverance and donations of volunteers, a dog that was born without hind legs received a prosthesis and is learning to walk again.
For the brave Ryder, a whole new stage of life begins.
Ryder had a difficult youth due to his disability, but he overcame it with admirable determination and courage.
Just like the work done by those who care for him elsewhere.
This one-year-old German Shepherd is the only one of three puppies born to an underground breeder in Miami, Florida.
Shortly after his birth, his mother accidentally amputated his hind legs by biting them off, according to the Daily Star.
Upon arrival at the local Picolinis Animal Rescue shelter, a kitten was launched to raise funds to purchase prosthetic legs for Ryder.
After 2 months, the payment calculator showed over $10,000.
So the prostheses were made and shipped. Then it was necessary to ensure that the dog got used to his artificial legs and that his back was strengthened.
The team of veterinarian Martha Sanchez-Emden accompanied him through this process at the Animal Health and Rehabilitation Center.
According to the latter, Ryder “made fantastic progress”, the one who moved “like a kangaroo”. It’s about “teaching him that he can walk horizontally with his spine instead of lowering like he used to, and that he can use one foot after the other” to move forward. , the specialist continues.
“He is just full of life, happy dog. He never saw himself as different from the German Shepherds around him,” she says of him.
The rider continues to work and take calls. He will be adopted soon.