Owner Cries When Her Dog Born With No Front Legs Takes First Steps With Prosthetics
Heartwarming moment: dog takes first step (Video)
When special needs children walk on to the Safe in Austin Rescue Ranch in Texas they see others that are just like them. That’s because the animals that live on the farm also have special needs or are survivors of abuse and neglect. “There is something absolutely magical about watching a child with differences come out here and say, ‘They’re just like me,’ ” said the sanctuary’s founder Jaime Wallace-Griner told. It can create a healing effect.
There are more than 150 animals on Wallace-Griner’s farm. Animals that would have otherwise been euthanized or neglected. “We have animals that are blind or deaf, have diabetes, cerebral palsy, deformities, missing limbs, broken spines … they all become part of our family,” Wallace-Griner said. One of the animals you may meet at the sanctuary is a Great Pyrenees puppy named Halo. He was abandoned in a box after the breeder decided she couldn’t be used. Thankfully, Halo was rescued by Wallace-Griner and given the proper care. Halo ended up having to have her back leg amputated and her front two reconstructed. But according to Wallace-Griner, she never seemed to be aware that she was different than the other dogs. She’s always been a sweet girl with a happy demeanor.
Her reaction to trying out her new legs for the first time was the sweetest thing!
In the past Halo has gotten around by hopping, but she recently received a pair of prosthetic legs OrthoPets. Her reaction to trying out her new legs for the first time was the sweetest thing! “I have no words. I can’t believe it,” Wallace-Griner wrote on social media. Wallace-Griner said she had just planned to let Halo try them on today. She didn’t plan on having her walk with them on. Let alone start running with them! Wallace-Griner gently placed them on Halo so that she would feel safe. But once she got her legs on, Halo wanted to stand with them. Halo sat with them for a bit and got comfortable. Then she stood up nice and tall all on her own. Watch the video, it wasn’t long before Halo was running around the yard with some of the other dogs and Wallace-Griner was in tears of joy!