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“Nero”, the French bulldog walking on wheels

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The wheels allow the French bulldog to move with total autonomy after being disabled by a herniated disc. OSCAR VAZQUEZ

The vet recommended sacrifice after a herniated disc, but the owners of the Vigo can would not

There is a dog in Vigo (Pontevedra) going on wheels. It's called Nero and suffering paralysis in his back legs. It was a french bulldog very uneasy that it always pulling their owners when they drew it walking down the street. But one day he suffered a herniated disc that damaged his spinal cord.. The poor animal was bedridden and unable to move because he lost sensitivity in the back. The vet told the owners there was nothing to do. Sacrificing it was an option, but they, a family residing in the Centre of Vigo, he refused to end his life.

They had grown so fond of him after three years, It was one more at home. «We prefer not to sacrifice it, It is a living being", comments Guillermo Díaz del Río, its owner.
At the beginning they took it to the street with a harness. But you had to hold it tight, which required a great effort and could barely take a few steps.

The solution to the dog's mobility problem came from a Cuban musician who collaborates with the Cambados animal shelter and who they located at the Peniche veterinary clinic, de la calle López Mora. Kike Minaberriet is a very creative saxophonist and, as good Cuban, It is used to manage with few means to get ahead. This is how, using a bucket and a cutting board, he made a cart with wheels on which Nero rests his immobile legs and moves without problems using only his front legs..


Kike measured the legs of the dog and made him a prosthesis that fits to perfection thanks to some specially designed for animal hooves. It is not the first time that creates a tool of this type, always using recycled materials. Other animals that were abandoned at the shelter after accident, They also recovered the mobility thanks to their ingenuity.

Nero has already become famous in the area of the Ecuador Street. Beyond through which leaves no one indifferent. Every step that gives its owner, they stop you to ask them about the history of Nero and the curious contraption that lets you move. The dog walks alongside his master carrying strap, or just scamper through the Park and play with other dogs. Its autonomy is total. Yes indeed, to get home they removed the invention so you can rest. and until the next day.

Source: SMH

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