Heartbreaking Stories Of Animals With Prosthetics

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An 8-month-old cat walks with the help of a prosthetic two-wheel device, at a veterinary hospital in Chongqing municipality, March 16, 2015. The cat’s rear legs lost the abilty to walk after falling from the ninth to fifth floor of a building last November, its since undergone four major surgeries which included removing parts of its organs, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

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A veterinarian kisses an 8-month-old cat, wearing a prosthetic two-wheel device, at a veterinary hospital in Chongqing municipality, March 16, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

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A veterinarian fits an 8-month-old cat in a prosthetic two-wheel device, at a veterinary hospital in Chongqing municipality, March 16, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

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This picture taken on March 16, 2015 shows 8 month old cat Hei Hudie meaning “black butterfly” with a special walking aid in a pet hospital in China’s southwest Chongqing municipality. With the help of some good Samaritans, Hei Hudie had four surgeries within five months after it fell from the tenth floor of a building, and finally managed to live on with both of its hind legs disabled. Doctors equiped the cat with a special wheelchair to help it walk, local media reported. (Photo by AFP Photo)

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This picture taken on March 16, 2015 shows 8 month old cat Hei Hudie meaning “black butterfly” sniffing cat food as it stands with a special walking aid in a pet hospital in China’s southwest Chongqing municipality. (Photo by AFP Photo)

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The piglet known as Chris P. Bacon examines its new wheelchair on the office floor of veterinarian and owner Len Lucerno in Clermont, Florida February 13, 2013. The piglet’s hind legs are deformed and Dr. Lucero had fashioned a wheelchair out of K’nex toys to help the piglet walk. (Photo by Scott Audette/Reuters)

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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, Israel April 9, 2014. The turtle was brought to the center missing both limbs on the left side of its body, but the artificial fin, designed by an industrial design student, Shlomi Gez, was attached to Hofesh’s back, offering stability and a more permanent solution to its disability. Hofesh will not be released back into the wild as he cannot survive if something were to happen to the fin. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)

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Three-years-old dog Hope uses a wheelchair to run next to its owner Regine Grosinger in Vienna September 3, 2014. Hope was found with cut-off back legs in the countryside and brought to an animal asylum when it was four-month-old. Grosinger took the dog home two months later and had a wheelchair manufactured for it. (Photo by Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)

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A stray dog from an area hit by an earthquake tries to walk with a home-made walker at a shelter for homeless dogs and cats in Shuangliu County, Sichuan province, China June 29, 2008. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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A dog named Pay de Limon (Lemon Pay) is seen fitted with two front prosthetic legs at the Milagros Caninos rescue shelter in Mexico City August 29, 2012. Members of a drug gang in the Mexican state of Zacatecas chopped off Limon’s paws to practice 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. (Photo by Tomas Bravo/Reuters)

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A disabled dog named Christmas stands during a charity event in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2012. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)

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An Indian horse nicknamed “Macho”, fitted with an artificial leg, enjoys a meal in Bombay, India June 26, 2003. Doctors amputated the horse’s front right leg and gave it a plaster of Paris prosthetic after an animal welfare group found it on a highway bleeding from a leg wound. (Photo by Roy Madhur/Reuters)

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Fuji, a female bottlenose dolphin, swims using its artificial tail at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu town, on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa July 8, 2007. Fuji, which lost 75 percent of its tail due to an unknown disease in 2002, can swim faster and jump higher using the artificial rubber tail, which is believed to be the world’s first artificial fin for a dolphin, an aquarium official said. (Photo by Yuriko Nakao/Reuters)

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Ciuchcia (Steam train engine), a four-month-old dog, chases a cat in a courtyard after being helped onto a specially made wheelchair at Schronisko, a shelter for homeless animals, near Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland August 26, 2011. Ciuchcia’s rear legs were paralyzed after it was physically abused and abandoned with its two siblings on a train track. The dog survived despite being run over by a number of trains, according to the staff at the animal shelter, who found Ciuchcia on July 7, 2011. (Photo by Peter Andrews/Reuters)

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French bulldog Billy runs with its owner while wearing a medical roll car from “Rehatechnik fuer Tiere” (medical engineering for animals) in Witten, Germany November 9, 2012. Four-year old Billy’s hind legs have been paralyzed since birth. (Photo by Ina Fassbender/Reuters)

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