Crip­pled pup learns life’s wheelie fun

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CLAIRE MARTIN

ON the mend – a puppy’s new set of wheels has his tail wag­ging once again.

El­ton the foster puppy broke his back 12 months ago jump­ing off his carer’s couch. He was in­stantly paral­ysed but thanks to a group of ded­i­cated Vic­to­rian vol­un­teers, the puppy has pawed his way back to life.

Af­ter the in­ci­dent El­ton ( pic­tured) was given a 50/ 50 chance of walk­ing again, and car­ers de­cided to go ahead with a risky surgery.

A wheel­chair was re­cently do­nated and he’s been able to cy­cle his way to new strengths.

Vic­to­rian Dog Res­cue pres­i­dent Tr­isha Tay­lor said thanks to hy­drother­apy and his new wheels, El­ton has been able to make good progress. “El­ton is so close to walk­ing now – we want to get him into the best con­di­tion pos­si­ble be­cause he’s just such a lovely dog,” she said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.