Cases of animal abuse around the world are in plenty right now. While there are always bad things going on in the world, there are some good people who make bad things right. Like the ones who create prostetics for animals who are disabled to give them a second chance in life. Here are some photos that show animals using prosthetics and aiding devices to better their everyday lives:
1. A flamingo, which had its leg amputated, is pictured with its new prosthesis.
The Chilean flamingo in at Sorocaba Zoo in Sorocaba, Brazil was given a specially-made prosthesis after a fracture in the left leg resulted in the bottom portion of the leg needing to be amputated to prevent an infection.
2. An 8-month-old cat walks with the help of a prosthetic two-wheel device.
The cat’s rear legs lost the abilty to walk after falling from the ninth to fifth floor of a building. The cat, is at a veterinary hospital in Chongqing municipality.
its since undergone four major surgeries which included removing parts of its organs, local media reported.
3. A dog runs fitted with two front prosthetic legs at Milagros Caninos rescue shelter in Mexico City.
Members of a drug gang in the Mexican state of Zacatecas chopped off the paws of this dog named Pay de Limon (Lemon Pay). This was to practise cutting fingers off kidnapped people, according to Milagros Caninos founder Patricia Ruiz. Fresnillo residents found Limon in a dumpster bleeding and legless. After administering first aid procedures, they managed to take him to Milagros Caninos, an association that rehabilitates dogs that have suffered extreme abuse. The prosthetic limbs were made at OrthoPets in Denver, U.S., after the shelter was able to raise over $6,000.
4. A 48-year-old female elephant walks on her newly attached prosthetic leg.
The elephant, Motala’s front left leg was maimed after she stepped on a landmine at the Myanmar-Thai border 10 years ago. She is recuperating at the Elephant Hospital in Lampang province, north of Bangkok.
5. A disabled dog walks with a prosthetic wheelchair in Russia.
The Public Association for Animal Protection “EGIDA” organized an event to match homeless dogs and cats to prospective new owners in Minsk. where the dog, called Christmas came and stood watching his fellow dogs at the event in the Belarusian capital.
6. An injured turtle tries out new hind wheels to move.
Tzvika, an injured female turtle, walks with the aid of her newly attached wheels at the Wildlife Hospital in the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv. About two months ago, Tzvika was run over by a lawn mower and suffered severe damage to her shell and a spinal injury that affected her ability to use her rear limbs. The wheels, attached by veterinarians at the Safari, elevate the turtle to keep the shell from being worn down and enable her to walk.
7. A horse fitted with an artificial leg enjoys a meal in Mumbai.
This Indian horse nicknamed “Macho”,Doctors amputated the horse’s front right leg and gave him a plaster of Paris prosthetic earlier this month after an animal welfare group found him on a highway bleeding from a leg wound.
8. Injured sea turtle swims with an artificial fin
Hofesh, an injured male green sea turtle, swims in a pool after an artificial fin was attached to his back at the Israel Sea. Turtle Rescue Center, in Michmoret north of Tel Aviv. The turtle was brought to the centre some four years ago missing both limbs on the left-hand-side of his body, but on Wednesday the artificial fin, designed by an industrial design student, Shlomi Gez, was attached to Hofesh’s back, offering him stability and a more permanent solution to his disability. Hofesh will not be released back into the wild as he cannot survive if something were to happen to the fin.
9. A Terrier showing off the newly attached uni-wheel.
A Yorkshire Terrier named Hope stands with her uni-wheel attached to a doggie vest in Longmont, Colorado. Hope is missing one limb and is able to walk with the wheel attachment. Picture taken April 21, 2013.
10. Mix-breed dog running with prosthetic limbs
Naki’o, a mixed-breed dog with four prosthetic devices, goes for a run in Colorado Springs. Naki’o lost all four feet to frostbite when he was abandoned as a puppy in a foreclosed home. Picture was taken on April 12, 2013.
11. A 4-year-old dog runs with wheels in place of front paws.
Hoppa, a four-year-old mixed breed dog born without front legs. Hoppa uses a prosthetic device to walk outside in the central Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The device was invented especially for Hoppa by an animal-loving art student, who hopes his wheeling device will improve the lives of pets born with abnormalities or with amputated limbs.
12. A bottlenose dolphin being helped by a trainer attaching an artificial fin.
A keeper holds an artificial tail fluke attached to female bottlenose dolphin “Fuji”, estimated to be 37-years-old. Aquarium in Motobu town on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa. Fuji lost 75 percent of her tail fluke due to an unknown disease in 2002. The dolphin can swim and jump using the artificial tail fluke, which is believed to be the world’s first artificial fin for a dolphin, and was developed by veterinarians and Japan’s largest tire maker Bridgestone Co., an aquarium official said.
With Inputs Reuters
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