Not everyone is ready to care for a pet with special needs.
In 2015, someone abandoned a Chihuahua puppy in a cardboard box in San Francisco, California. For days on end, she lay crying in that soggy cardboard box on the streets of San Francisco. People would see the “adorable puppy” and pick her up, but make a scared face and put her back in when they noticed her birth (ᴅᴇꜰᴇᴄᴛ).
Dozens of people walked by the squirming little one with no front legs before a stranger finally stopped and looked inside.
When they saw the tiny dog, they were filled with compassion and immediately brought her to the San Francisco SPCA. Once the pup was safe, the shelter reached out to OrthoPets, a company that makes custom leg braces, orthotics, and prostheses for pets, and asked for help.
Once the cast was done, they sent it to the lab for more work. The final product was worth the wait!
Daffodil’s new wheels allowed her hind legs to drive her anywhere she wanted to go — and we do mean anywhere! Now that she has her wheels, Daffodil loves to go on walks, climb rock walls, and go up and downstairs.
The look on her face when she realized she could run is so heartwarming. It’s as if she knew that she was free to explore and do all the things she was meant to do! We would have a better world if we respected all living beings, human or not.