I guess “Hope” is an appropriate name for this Maltese puppy that was born with no front legs… but I think “Sad” may be more accurate. At least Hope has a new set of (model airplane) wheels to help her get around thanks to Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue and David Turnbill.
“The wheeled device was created by orthotist David Turnbill free of charge with makeshift shoulder joints connected to model airplane wheels. Each of the device’s ‘arms’ can move up or down independently of the other, allowing Hope to pivot and turn. The spring-loaded prosthetic arms hook to a custom-fitted chest plate to allow Hope to lay down or sit up without removing the prosthetic.
The wheels she uses as front legs took some getting used to and at first the tiny lap dog would tip over to one side.”
More pictures and video after the break.