Meet Naki’o, the world’s first dog with bionic legs, and it could be the pet of Steve Austin.
It seems like we are getting closer and closer to people and animals becoming half flesh, half bones, and the rest being bionic. We have seen millions of cases where a man or woman gets prosthetic parts, helping replace the whole that were left after a tragic incident. Continuing the development in technology we broaden the idea of bionic parts leading programs to help animals in need to.
You may recall Polo, the Husky who received a prosthetic paw after being hit by a car. There was also the miniature horse, Midnight, that was given a prosthetic leg and began running immediately. Raising the bar even higher is Naki’o, the red heeler pup.
Naki’o was the first dog to have all four legs fitted for prosthetic parts; this was according to Incrediblefeatures.com. When Naki’o was found all four of his paws were deformed into little stubs after being stuck in icy puddles. When he was just five weeks old, him and his fellow brother and sisters were abandon by a family in Nebraska who had to foreclose on their house, leaving them in the cold to suffer.
The amazing technician Christie Tomlinson organized a fund raiser to help get the funds for his two back prosthetic legs reports Incrediblefeatures.com.
Incrediblefeatures.com also stated, “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.” According to them Naki’o had a challenge as you would imagine getting use to the new paws, but soon he became just like the other dogs. He is now able to run, jump, and play like normal. Christie is thankful that she found Naki’o and was able to help him. She says she has a soft spot for helping animals and need, he was no different.
Here’s a video of the dog:
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