Two Legged Dog Brings Hope To Hospital Patients

Kandu

Kandu can do anything.

This Jack Russell terrier was born without his two front legs. Two years ago, his owner dropped him off at a shelter to be euthanized because he thought that Kandu wasn’t capable of living a quality life.

But Kandu’s life was spared. After being featured on a local TV station, 100 applications were filled out to adopt Kandu.

Now, Kandu has found a loving home that wants to give him the care and attention he deserves. The Rogers family say that this 10.5 pound dog has no idea that he is different. Rogers created a device that Kandu can wheel around in. He molded plastic that is the shape of Kandu’s body and attached rollerblade wheels to it, so Kandu can wheel around and go wherever he wants to go. This 6.5 pound device doesn’t slow him down at all.

Kandu also has a mono ski, so he can play in the snow and slide down hills. He also wears an old sweatshirt sleeve, so his chest is protected from the elements. The next project is to create something for Kandu to use in the water.

This energetic Jack Russell terrier serves as a therapy dog and is part of the Heeling Friends Program. He visits hospital patients to give them hope that they can do anything they set their mind to.

From CBS4 Denver:

“He’s just joy,” said Melissa Uchitelle-Rogers. “That’s all he is, he’s just pure joy.”

“I feel an obligation to give him everything I can give him,” said Ken Rogers.

“We saw a busted up baby-buggy down at the second hand shop at Oak Creek,” Ken Rogers said. “So we picked it up and I think it might be good for his next device, his off-road device.”

Kandu, thanks for showing us that anyone or any animal can do anything. You are a true inspiration.

3 Responses to “Two Legged Dog Brings Hope To Hospital Patients”

  1. Lynne says:

    “…his owner dropped him off at a shelter to be euthanized because he thought that Kandu wasn’t capable of living a quality life.”

    Sure glad Stephen Hawking’s parents didn’t feel that way about him.

    Some people are so shallow.

  2. Mary says:

    What an inspiration — I showed this to my daughter and told her to remember Kandu the next tiem she says she “can’t.” We can all learn a lesson from Kandu. Blind dogs, deaf dogs, two-legged dogs — they don’t care that they are different. We shouldn’t, either.

  3. Donna says:

    Only people accept their handicaps .Animals never do. If given a “chance” they enjoy life to the fullest. Blessings to the guardians of kandu and to kandu. We have so much to learn from animals, if we will only “listen’.


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