Blade Runner dog! Watch incredible video of disabled Daisy learning to run on her prosthetic paws
Daisy the dog isn’t letting her disability get the best of her – thanks to a new pair of legs that make her every inch a blade runner.
Abandoned on the streets of Los Angeles when she was two months old, the spunky chihuahua mix had congenital deformation of her elbows, right shoulder, and back hips, making it difficult for her to walk, and impossible for her to run.
She was set to be euthanized at a local shelter when rescue group A Home 4Ever Rescue pulled her out in the nick of time.
Several months later, she found her forever home with Sheena and Christian Main of Los Angeles.
Adorable video of Daisy learning to run in prosthetic legs.
For two years, Daisy – who also sports an adorably huge underbite – was able to slowly do the basics while using a wheelchair for her hind legs, but a veterinarian told her owner this was putting pressure on her spine, so Main began looking into prosthetic legs.
Then Animal Ortho Care in Chantilly, Virginia, which specializes in making orthopedics for pets, heard about Daisy’s dilemma.
Daisy’s owner writes on the pup’s website that Dr. Derrick Campana flew to Los Angeles to evaluate the dog, take a mold of her legs, and design her prosthetic limbs.