Dog Becomes World’s First to Get 4 Prosthetic Legs, Paws

July 7, 2011

Talk about breaking barriers!

According to Incrediblefeatures.com, Naki‘o is the world’s first dog to have — and use — four prosthetic legs and paws. The pup sustained injuries when he was left behind with his brothers and sisters in an abandoned and foreclosed home. When his legs got stuck in an icy puddle, he lost his paws and ended up with four virtually-unusable stumps. Luckily, he was rescued:

Veterinary technician Christie Tomlinson was on the look out for a playmate for her Jack Russell terrier mix Poki when she came across Naki’o. Fearful of the pain that walking and playing with other dogs would cause, Naki’o resigned himself to crawling along on his belly at home and at the veterinary clinic’s doggy daycare.

Christie organized a fundraiser to pay for Naki’o to have his two back legs fitted with prosthetics. He took to these so enthusiastically, that Orthopets decided to complete the process free of charge. It was the first time they’d fitted an animal with a complete set of new legs.

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