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 suffered a herniated disk that damaged spinal cord. The poor animal was bedridden and unable to move because he lost sensitivity in the back. The veterinarian told the owners that there was nothing to do. Sacrificing it was an option, but they, a family residing in the Centre of Vigo, She refused to end her life.
They had caught so much care after three years, It was one more at home. "We prefer not to sacrifice, «is a living being», says Guillermo Díaz del Río, its owner.
At the beginning they took it to the street with a harness. But he had to hold to pulse, What was a very big effort and could barely give away.
The solution to the problem of mobility of the dog came from a Cuban musician who collaborates with the Cambados animal shelter and located in 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. It was like using a bucket and a cutting board manufactured a cart with wheels on which Nero lie motionless legs and moves without problems using only their 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. Their autonomy is total. That Yes, to get home they removed the invention so you can rest. And until the next day.