Chihuahua Puppy Who Was Born Without A Foot Will Become World's Smallest Bionic PetJun-13-2012
A rescued puppy named Peggy Leg will soon be the "world's smallest bionic pet." The chihuahua is due to be fitted with a prosthetic, titanium foot by researchers at North Carolina State University, KOAT-TV reports.
"When we were told about this program it was unbelievable," Mary Jewell of Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue said. "It was like, 'Oh my gosh, she is going to be a bionic dog with a bionic leg.'"
The little pooch, who was adopted from a shelter in Roswell, N.M., was born without a foot. Without the procedure, her leg would have had to be amputated, KOAT-TV reports.
Thankfully, researchers at North Carolina State University -- who are doing research on artificial limbs for pets and have successfully fitted a large dog with a similar prosthesis -- have offered to give Peggy Leg the bionic implant for free.
She will soon be traveling to Raleigh, N.C., for the first of several rounds of treatment.
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