MEXICO CITY DOG OVERCOMES ABUSE AND RECEIVES PROSTHETIC LEGS
A dog in Mexico City named Lemon Pie (Pay de Limon) was attacked by members of a criminal gang and lost his two front legs. Fortunately, he was discovered and received treatment. Lemon Pie can now walk again thanks to specially-ordered prosthetic legs from a company in Colorado. A rescue group called Milagros Caninos took care of Lemon Pie and raised money for his new legs. Here’s more from Sky News:
Milagros Caninons (Canine Miracles) a Mexican foundation for dogs took custody of Pay de Limon late last year and have raised donations to pay for his prosthetic legs.
‘Pay de Limon had the misfortune of running into an organized crime group and they used him to practice cutting off each one of his paws, like they do when they cut fingers off human beings that have been kidnapped.’ Patricia Ruiz, the founder of Milagros Caninos explained to Reuters.
Because no facilities exist in Mexico for fitting dogs with prosthetic legs, moulds of the Pay de Limon’s legs were sent to a Colorado-based company which specialises in braces and prosthetics for dogs and other animals.
Once Pay de Limon began wearing the prosthetics, he gradually spent more time in them every day and now is comfortable using them regularly.
It’s amazing how Lemon Pie was able to overcome unimaginable pain and function again with his new legs. Hopefully, he can move on from his terrible experience and find a safe home. Click here for the full story, and here to visit the Facebook Page of Milagros Caninos.