Wheelchair and Lots of TLC Given to Abandoned Puppy a new life.
New Hampshire’s HandicappedPets.com and Los Angeles’ A Dog’s Life Rescue team up to help a rescued pit bull mix walk again.It all started when a high school boy saw an abandoned three-week old puppy in an alley while walking home from school. He scooped up the pup and brought her to Alli Lange, co-founder of A Dog’s Life Rescue, known for rescuing dogs and cats from the streets.The pit bull mix, who Alli named Mika, is paralyzed from the hind end down and has a pelvic deformity. Alli fostered the dog in her own home and discovered that Mika was going to enjoy life no matter what – the dog scooted around with the use of her front legs, apparently oblivious to the fact that she was “handicapped.”When HandicappedPets.com came across a video of Mika on the Internet, they were impressed with the pup’s indomitable spirit. They sent her a Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair – the only adjustable kind on the market – which will allow Mika, now six months old, to grow with the cart. Mark C. Robinson, founder of HandicappedPets.com and designer of the state-of-the-art wheelchair, wishes he could help every dog live a happy, high quality life. He hopes that Mika will help show people how being “handicapped” doesn’t have to be a death sentence. And Mika’s zest for life can teach the world to look on the bright side of things and not let perceived shortcomings hold you back – powerful lessons from a pooch with a rough start.
A Dog's Life Rescue saves the lives of abandoned, abused, or neglected dogs and other animals by providing shelter, care, and medical attention to homeless animals. It also promotes animal welfare and the importance of spaying and neutering. www.adogsliferescue.org, (310) 590-7387, South Fairfax Ave., #282. LA, CA 90036
HandicappedPets.com provides everything – products, services, and support – pet caretakers need to help their disabled, injured, or elderly pets enjoy healthy, happy, active lives. http://www.handicappedpets.com/, (888) 811-PETS, 10 Northern Blvd., #7 Amherst, NH 03031