Naki’o The Bionic Dog Pawsitive Spokesdog For DisABLED Pets
Naki’o's life started out with very little hope. His and his litter mates were found in the cellar of an abandoned home in the middle of a harsh Nebraska winter. Their mother hadn’t survived. Naki’o was stuck, frozen into a puddle. Due to the frostbite, Naki’o lost all of his toes, the tip of his tail, part of his nose and ears. One of the back legs was particularly damaged.
Christie Pace, a veterinarian’s assistant, has always had a soft spot in her heart for animals and was looking to adopt a fur baby. When she saw Naki’o's story on PetFinder, she set up an appointment to meet him. She adopted him at 8 weeks. As a four-pound puppy, he could get around on his leg nubs fairly well, but as he grew, Christie knew he was going to need assistance.
They tried various wagons and strollers to help him get out more, but it wasn’t until Christie saw a dog in a knee brace at her clinic that she got the idea for prosthetics for Nakio’s rear legs. She did some research and contacted Ortho Pets, a Denver company that specializes in pet prosthetics. She raised the money for the first of the artificial limbs, and when the people at Ortho Pets saw how well he was doing, they donated the rest.
“When we saw how good he was doing with his back leg prosthetics and how he was struggling to use his front legs it was very simple to say, ‘we gotta keep with him.’ He could do much better with all four prosthetics on,” said Martin Kaufmann, owner of Ortho Pets.
As seen in the following video, Naki’o is thriving as a bionic dog!
Christie knew Naki’o was special from the beginning, but she didn’t realize her dog was the world’s first to have four prosthetic legs. She and Naki’o are now sharing their story to inspire others and to promote the adoption and care of disABLED cats and dogs.
Photo courtesy of Nakio’s Facebook page.
The full article plus a video showing Naki'o running and jumping on his prosthetic legs (paws). He is so cute and happy!
"People who really love their dogs are kind and giving people. We are the ones who don't freak out because our dogs gave us a kiss. Or ate off our plate. We don't leave our dogs out in the heat or the cold. And when we lay down at night, our dogs are on the bed, or at least snuggled close by, safe from the dark and dangers that roam in the night. We love all the dogs we have had in the past, and especially the ones we have now."
Fabulous veterinary work for Naki'o bionic paws, Naki'o copes really well , so pleased for him
here is a clip about cats and boxes, no-one is sure of the exact reason cats love to hide in boxes but they love a game of hide and seek in them , this owner shows how he loves his cat, hope you enjoy the clip x wendy k x>>>>>>
Rufus Tower: http://youtu.be/WI9W_VdV1l0 via @youtube on click to donate
Wendy, thanks for the link to cats and boxes. It's a never-ending game with cats to jump in and out of a box. No explanation for it but so cute to watch. Maru is among them. He adores boxes and there are many videos of him playing with boxes, no matter the size.
Scientists have agreed that captivity is a terrible form of torture for social animals like orcas and dolphins. These animals' physical and behavioral needs can never be met in captivity.
For today's Daily Action, as a final nod to "Be Kind To Animals Week" read Lolita's story and watch a powerful video from the people fighting for her freedom.
Shih Tzu Survives Brutal Beating, Embraces New Family
Bentley came to us after a devastating kick to the head that left him with a dangerous brain hemorrhage and a broken jaw. He could barely stand or move his legs, but after careful treatment by our hospital staff, Bentley was finally able to walk again. Now he’s enjoying a new life with an ASPCA volunteer and her four-legged family, including another canine cruelty survivor, Cloudy. See a family portrait of Bentley, Cloudy and their feline sibling. Read more...
My Best Pri-Mate
Little girl and Orangutan are best friends. Beautiful story....
So sad to read about the abuse the little shih tzu suffered , we animal advocates, will never understand people who can be so wicked. Glad the poor little dog is in safe caring hands now. Same for sofie so pleased she has a loving home,
Nice story re- the orangutan and little girl, but wise move literatly ,
great idea the chap had to put the phone behind a mirror, some fab close up's of the assorted primates and orangutan's loved the baby,
here are some babies for you to watch and smile at, thanks for the great stories Lynn, hope you like this >>>>Hold Up! Meerkat Sighting! http://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/article/Hold-Up-Meerkat-Sighting864
Thanks good to see you here lynn.
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Thanks Lynn and everyone.
for all you dog owners.
Aw, that's so cool, Sandi. Thanks a lot.
Thanks for all the cute sweet pics & stories Etc. you share with us Lynn & I really love all the bird & animal & happy pics!!! The one about the elephants is breaking my heart though!!! Happy Mother's Day Everyone!!!
Lovely stories Lynn, love the card from Sandi , I am with you Wendi re-elephants, here is a different rescue, I have always liked bats, but never found them as cute as this >>.Baby Bat Orphans (Video) http://www.care2.com/greenliving/baby-bat-orphans-video.html#bbtw=882491960
hope you have a great week Lynn xwendy k x
a picture of Legion at best friends in Utah.
Thanks, Sandi. Does Legion have a story to go with the picture?
There are so many stories that malign pit bulls but the ones I have known are very sweet, affectionate furkids. My grandson has a sable colored pit and if you want a bath, just go near her! lol
He's that pit bull that was chained to a wall. His story can be found at care2 under pitbull chained to wall stops a murder I don't know how to put the link in. story as by Layra Simpson or something like that sorry. you can also put in the search bar Legion at best friends.
THANK YOU, Adelaide!
After a week filled with tragic reports of Australian animals suffering the cruelties of live export, on Saturday caring people in Adelaide made some news to be proud of. A passionate group marched peacefully through the city, telling Australia's political leaders once more in no uncertain terms: no ban, no vote.
Thanks to our friends at Animal Liberation SA and MOP for organising another successful event, and to everyone who attended!
You're setting a high standard, Adelaide. Each time you're called upon to stand side by side for animals, you go above and beyond. Other Australian cities are inspired and proudly continuing the call against cruelty, with upcoming rallies planned in Canberra and Sydney.
And the best news is: you are making a real impact for animals. The live export industry is in decline, thanks in large part to compassionate Australians like you. Now it's up to all of us to keep up the pressure, and keep fighting for those who can't fight for themselves.
Remember to sign up for our SMS alerts, so you can make sure you never miss out on opportunities like this to speak up for animals!
Thank you for all you do.
Community Engagement Manager
Animals Australia Action Network
Lynn his story can be found at www.permies.com/t/19134/dogs-cats/rescue-deserving-hero-dog
I just want everyone to know that after reading his story he is safe a best friends now.
Thanks, Sandi. I'll look into Legion's story.
Many baby bats are orphaned each year. One woman in Australia has been looking after hundreds of these orphaned babies. She nurses them back to health until they can be released back into the wild.
For today's Daily Action, watch this video of some of these baby bats being rehabilitated.
I'm so excited to share this news: we saved Rufus! Just days ago this adorable Beagle puppy was scheduled to be put down, and now he has been reunited with his family.
Thank you so much for signing my petition to Orange County Animal Control -- Rufus was my friend's dog, and was going to be killed until I delivered my petition and more than 180,000 signatures. When the Animal Control staff at the county shelter realized that so many people like you and me wanted to help save Rufus, they responded right away and promised that they wouldn't harm Rufus until the controversy was over.
Our outcry was even picked up by TV reporters, who covered the story and Rufus' safe return back home. Here's a heart-warming picture of their reunion:
Rufus' story has shown me how critical it is for animal lovers like us to step in and protect pets from harm. That's why a 7 year-old Sheltie named Jack needs our help right now: just like Rufus, Jack is a sweet dog that could be put to death unless we help him. The petition to save Jack is taking off on Change.org -- will you sign the petition and help prevent Jack from being euthanized?
Thank you again for helping save Rufus, and for everything that you do.
I would appreciate it if you would all take a look at this, sign and perhaps leave a comment on the site. Thanks so much!
Put An End to Dog Fighting in Car Trunks - ForceChange
Thanks Lynn. signed all. I hope anyone who reads Legions story knows he now safe and has a forever home at best friends.
Red Fox, Canada
Heading to the Canadian Arctic on the shores of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, I had one day in Churchill before we would catch a small plane to the remote cabins on the tundra to photograph polar bears. A friend and I borrowed a local truck and toured around the Churchill area looking at the historic sites and watching for polar bears. As we drove past the massive grain terminal I spotted this hybrid red fox hunting among the piping. He paused, very comfortable with our presence, and posed for me—as interested in us as we were in it
Emerson looks so happy now.
There will be more than 5,000 cases of serious injury and literally millions of incidents in which marine mammals are harassed or harmed. And these numbers come from the Navy itself!
Yet the Navy refuses to put common-sense precautions in place that would protect whales during routine training -- even though taking such steps would in no way compromise our national security. For example, the Navy could avoid key habitats where whales are known to migrate and raise their young.
For today's Daily Action, tell the Navy to protect whales from sonar and explosives tests!
Posted by Joe Adair (campaign founder of BOLD VISION: End Trapping in America by 2020)
Add your voice
We need YOU and 250,000 other concerned people across the planet to take on this issue with us: wild creatures belong to the earth, not to the few deranged individuals that think animals are for killing, and for killing alone.
IT'S TIME TO QUIT LETTING THE BARBARIANS BE IN CHARGE!
Bold Visions Conservation is YOUR representative. We will fight these departments on your behalf, and we'll fight with every resource available. We will start with the New Mexico Game and Fish Department, and use what we learn to work with groups across America to stop barbaric trapping, once and for all!
Thousands of animals are suffering unthinkable pain and anguish, EVERY DAY. As you read this, hundreds of animals have their foot, shattered and mangled in a foothold trap, or are slowly choking to death in conibear traps.They're frightened beyond hope, and in horrible pain. Their savior will show up in a day or two or three, to murder them, and finally end their anguish.
The people whose job it is to manage wildlife for ALL PEOPLE use their position purely to help that small population of trappers: it's time they heard from the rest of us!
Please Sign the petition and visit the Bold Visions Conservation website:
Signed and reposted.
Big news for elephants
It's a catastrophe, with ivory poachers now invading a world heritage site, having already killed tens of thousands of elephants in CAR*. But we're fighting back, with a vital ivory crisis conference in Republic of Congo, and 20 wildlife criminals arrested in Cameroon.
*Central African Republic
Report: 5 Years After Listing, Polar Bears On Thin Ice
Five years ago this week, polar bears were protected under the Endangered Species Act. It was an epic victory following years of tenacious work by the Center for Biological Diversity. But our new analysis finds that polar bears continue to face a difficult future as global warming worsens, sea ice disappears, and the government apparatus meant to protect these magnificent bears shows itself largely indifferent to their fate.
Our new report On Thin Ice sets out five crucial steps needed to ensure polar bears have a future. These include upgrading the bears' status from "threatened" to "endangered," aggressively cutting greenhouse pollution, reducing short-lived pollutants like methane and black carbon, and protecting Arctic habitat from oil and gas drilling. Scientists predict that, without help, more than two-thirds of the world's polar bears could be gone by 2050, including all polar bears in Alaska.
On Wednesday we launched a new lawsuit to get more protections for these great bears of the North.
Read On Thin Ice, learn more about our lawsuit in our press release and take action at SaveThePolarBears.org.
Tomorrow is Endangered Species Day -- and a special one, too, since it's falling on a landmark year for the world's strongest law to protect biodiversity. The Endangered Species Act richly deserves to be toasted on its 40th birthday: Over the past four decades, the Act has repeatedly demonstrated its effectiveness. It's prevented extinction for 99 percent of the species under its care, and an estimated 227 species would likely have gone extinct without it; the Act is a wild success.
But that doesn't mean it's forever safe. Like the species it protects, it has to be shored up. Ever since the Act's passage in 1973, industry-influenced politics have threatened its implementation and attempted to weaken its substance through a death of a thousand cuts. We continue to defend and strengthen this vital law, and Endangered Species Day is the perfect time to recharge our (solar) batteries for the fight.
To help you help us in that mission, we've made a batch of free Endangered Species Day e-cards for you to send everyone you know. Plus, we have a brand-new Wild Success website to help you celebrate and take action in honor of the Act's 40th anniversary.