A tiny disabled puppy named Turbo has been given a new lease on life, and a stylish set of wheels too boot, all thanks to the ingenuity of veterinarians who refused to consider him just another lost cause.
The one-month-old chihuahua had been born with two undeveloped limbs, making it all but impossible for him to get around on his own or to compete with his siblings when it came time to nurse. Eventually, Turbo's owners decided it would be best to surrender him into the caring hands of veterinarians, but they were turned away several times by clinics who said that there was nothing they could do to help. Most recommended that the little dog be put down instead.
Thankfully, the couple finally found someone else who agreed that Turbo was worth saving.
When Amy Birk, manager of The Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis, first saw Turbo come through the door, she knew euthanizing him wasn't an option. Aside from his missing front legs, he was a happy and healthy dog, and there were ways she knew that he could be helped.
"A small dog can do well with a cart. So, unless he had another medical condition, there was no way we were putting him to sleep," Birk told the Indy Channel.