Disabled Puppies With Lots of Love to Give

ChihuahuasCarmen, Pablo and Venus are 4-month-old Chihuahua siblings and they all are adorable and born without front legs. They are at a Long Island shelter and workers say that they are happy and healthy and are learning to walk on their hind legs. The three pups were dropped off by a backyard breeder at a local ASPCA. The shelter is talking to a few companies that would create custom-designed dog wheelchairs for the three, since currently, there are no wheelchairs that are designed for front legs. Good luck Carmen, Pablo and Venus!

14 Responses to “Disabled Puppies With Lots of Love to Give”

  1. beaucat says:

    take a look at this website… never underestimate anyone!!!!
    faiththedog.net

  2. martin says:

    http://www.faiththedog.net/video.asp

    Here’s the video of Faith. I wish I had room for one or all. They are so sweet.

  3. SmileOnADog says:

    Wonderful to see these diff(erent)-abled dogs looking so happy and relaxed. And thankfully there are people in the world who would love a dog regardless of its differences. Dogs (and cats) are geniuses in the ways they find to cope and to get around. Luckily, these dogs are so tiny and can be carried around! Most chihuahuas don’t use their legs as much as they use their pet parents’ arms!

    Definitely good luck to the three pups!

    Em

  4. martin says:

    I do hope someone will adopt them together.

  5. 4lgdfriend says:

    Well, again, i see little for the FDA or USDA to test for. Why even fund them at all? just let the megacorps dump all their poisonous waste in the soil/air/water/food. what could possibly be the harm in that?

  6. 4lgdfriend says:

    poorly quoted Twain:
    When you get there, just remember that Heaven goes by favor rather than by merit. If it went by merit your dog would get in and you would not.

  7. mittens says:

    i see the FDA is really keeping track of that thalidomide use…
    ( http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm.....first.html ) only been 50 years, afterall…

    they are cute as buttons though….

  8. Floridian says:

    What a trio of precious babies. I would take all three! It was never intentional, but almost all of my furbabies I’ve ever owned have had some form of disability.

  9. kaefamily says:

    Why that breeder is not arrested?!!

  10. martin says:

    Why that breeder is not arrested?!!

    Cuz he works for one of the big pet food power houses. He’s protected.

  11. Lola says:

    A doggie wheelchair? Yes, such a device has been invented.

    “Scooter” was/is a similarly disabled Chihuahua and the mascot at my former vet’s (LA Central Animal Hospital, Los Angeles). Kept by the wonderful vet–Dr. Simon. Scooter had fans that would stop by just to visit her, and one of them created a little wheelchair/cart. But she preferred to “scoot” around the vet hospital using her back legs. She liked to inspect new arrivals and loudly announcing her dominion over all. (My cats did NOT appreciate this.) I moved out of the area and haven’t been back for several years, so don’t know if Scooter is still around. But if you want to know more, check with LA Central Animal Hospital.

  12. jack giambrone says:

    what happened to the disabled chihuahuas, did they all find homes. I applied on behalf of a school for disabled children, but never heard anything. Jack dogfadr@ameritech.net

  13. Jennifer says:

    I found a website about them! They are doing well it seems …. adopted by a vet and all in wheelchairs!
    http://hillbillytech.blogspot......chive.html

  14. b says:

    Birth defects occur in all creatures. Its no more the breeders fault than it would be a mothers fault if she gave birth to a handicapped child. Some things are in Gods hands


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