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Dog stands on own four feet again

Published 04/04/2015 | 07:21

Brutus takes a break while out for a walk near his owner's home in Loveland, Colorado (AP)
Brutus takes a break while out for a walk near his owner's home in Loveland, Colorado (AP)

A two-year-old Rottweiler who lost his paws when he was left out in the freezing cold as a puppy is learning to walk on prosthetics for all four legs.

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Brutus received the prosthetics through the donations of hundreds of people. New owner Laura Aquilina of Loveland, Colorado, says the ultimate goal is to give Brutus the gift of being a dog again.

Felix Deurr, an orthopedics professor at Colorado State University who focuses on small animals, says such prosthetics have been developed only in the past 15 years.

A study on their effectiveness is due out later this year.

A good Samaritan noticed Brutus' injuries when he was offered for adoption in a store car park in Canon City.

A breeder amputated Brutus' paws after they were frostbitten.

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