Friday, 25. April 2014
05. 05. 12. - 10:00
He may look barking, but Harry is one wheel lucky pup - after his owner refused to have him put to sleep when he lost the use of his rear legs.
Harry - a three-year-old Samoyed - became paralysed after a tainted vaccination shot affected the nerves in his hind quarters.
Owner Wang Bingzhuo, 27 - from Shenyang, Liaoning province, northern China - explained: "Three months after the injection he lost all feeling in his back legs because the vaccination had been a fake and full of poison.
"Everyone told me the kind thing to do would be to put him down.
"But I saw a magazine story about a dog in Britain that had wheels for legs and I thought, 'Why can't I do that?'," he added.
Wang then searched half of China before he found an engineer willing to build the wheels and a special harness.
"Now he is faster on his wheels than he ever was on his paws. I have to use a bike to keep up," he laughed.
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