Quadruple Amputee Dog Can Walk Again

Brutus lost paws to frostbite, then supporters rallied
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2015 1:35 PM CDT
Brutus has four legs again, thanks to supporters.   (Better Paws for Brutus/Facebook)

(Newser) – He's not exactly a whirlwind yet, but give him time. A 2-year-old Rottweiler in Colorado is a quadruple amputee now adjusting to four brand-new feet, reports Fox 31. After Brutus lost all his paws to frostbite, his breeder cut them off, leaving the dog unable to get around. He then got placed into foster care, and supporters raised money in an online campaign for the prosthetics from OrthoPets of Denver. “He’s able to walk in them," says foster mom Laura Aquilina. "It’s not always pretty. We want to be able to give him a higher function, where he can run and play with other dogs, go on hikes." Best part: He's also getting adopted. (This dog got a pair of 3D-printed front legs.)

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