Bionic Barker Gets A Leg Up

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Bionic barker gets a leg up
2nd November 2017

By Lloyd Lugsden

An animal lover came to the rescue of dog dumped in Ukraine.

Dillon the dog was abandoned in a rubbish dump with all four paws entwined with thin wire. But due to major injuries and to save his life, all of his damaged limbs had to be amputated.

A rescue centre in Ukraine took him in and began an appeal for help, reported Dogly website. Lyn Johnstone saw the appeal and decided to take Dillon into her home in Dundee to join her other rescue dogs.
When Lyn first took Dillon to Scotland, vets told her that she should put him to sleep but a vet in Aberdeen agreed to see him and set to work on obtaining new legs. OrthoPets UK, which makes animal prosthetic legs, was called in to help.

Once they were fitted, Dillon wanted to run around straight away.

Lyn spent around £8,000 helping Dillon, who is currently the only dog in the UK to be fitted with four prosthetic limbs. She says she is incredibly proud of the way he is adapting to his new legs.