Lemon Pie, a fun-loving adult canine, ended up at a rescue shelter in Mexico after his two front paws had been cut off by organized crime members. The BBC uncovered the harrowing story of Lemon Pie.
Patricia Cruz, founder of the dog shelter, Canine Miracles, told reporters, “Lemon Pie had the misfortune of running into an organized crime group and they used him to practice cutting off each one of his paws like they do when they cut fingers off people that have been kidnapped.” This experience left him with two short, front limbs that were difficult to balance on.
Luckily, with the help of new technology, Lemon Pie was fitted with two front prosthetic limbs that allow him to walk, run and play. They cost a whopping $8,000 and were designed in the United States. Workers at the rescue shelter say that Lemon Pie quickly adjusted to the limbs and can wear them for longer periods of time with each passing day. Here’s the report from the BBC:
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