Prosthetic Limbs Help 1-Legged Dog Walk Again

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Glory the dog proves that if you get knocked down, it's always worth getting back up again, no matter how hard the struggle. After losing three legs, the dog is walking again, thanks to a revolutionary set of prostheses, according to the Daily Mail U.K.


Four-year-old Glory wasn't always working with one paw. She lost her legs after being attacked in the streets of Romania. Glory's injuries were so severe, doctors had no choice but to amputate three of her legs.

After reading about Glory on an animal charity website, Vanessa Bamkin of Carlisle, Cumbria, England, decided to adopt the dog. Bamkin paid all the necessary expenses for Glory's medical treatment and 2,000-mile trip to her new home.

Once Glory was settled, Bamkin and her family worked on getting the dog walking again. The group started fundraising on the Internet, sharing Glory's story with animal lovers. Many were touched by what Glory had been through. More than $6,000 was donated to get the dog a new set of legs, and now they are finally here.

"She's such a brave little dog. The first time she put them on she was very wobbly, but she did really well and walked a bit," Bamkin said. "She's wearing her new legs three times a day for a few minutes at a time. She seems very happy with them."

Rod Hunt, technical director of OrthoPets Europe, the company that made Glory's limbs, warns that learning to walk again will be a long process, but he is happy to be part of the dog's amazing recovery. "Once she gets used to them, they'll give her a new lease on life," Hunt said.

Because this is the first case of triple dog prostheses in Europe, Glory's progress is being watched closely by researchers. Everyone involved in the project is rooting for the unstoppable canine and hoping, with a few adjustments, she will be back to enjoying long walks once again.

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Vivian Gail Peregoy

Bless you Vanessa for taking this dog in and giving her a new life. There needs to be more people like you in our world... So glad shes doing good with her new legs..

October 04 2013 at 5:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Luisa Zannetti Ander

You ought to be put down azmov for you have no soul or brains for that matter.

October 03 2013 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paul Zahn

Thank you to Vanessa and the vets who initially saved Glory. Thank you for giving her a chance. Good luck Glory!!!

October 03 2013 at 7:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gail

why should the animal be put down,who are is anyone to say that the dog should be put down.The reason people suffer is because of government.what are you doing to help humans,Azinv

October 03 2013 at 10:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marie

I have to admit "azinv" is right. So sad that anyone animal or human would be attacked in such a way. Now all they have to do is get a therapist to treat the dog for PTSD.

October 02 2013 at 10:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
azinv

The dog should have been put down and the money spent helping humans.

October 02 2013 at 10:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Adlih Vilches

You must be a truly mean spirited person. God bless you

October 03 2013 at 5:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
bmg1217

Gooo glory!!!! You are so strong and we all are cheering for you to walk again soon!!!

October 02 2013 at 10:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BILLY

im so happy for that dog.

whoever injured her..thats a different story.

October 02 2013 at 8:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sutt202

It says she was attacked in the streets. By who. People or other dogs???

October 02 2013 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
StyxnStuff

Great story...I love happy endings!

October 02 2013 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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