Added on: 29th Mar 2014
MORE AND MORE CENTRES WORLDWIDE ARE
APPLYING MECHANISMS TO HELP THE ANIMALS
RECOVER FROM AN INJURY AND LIVE AS NORMAL A
LIFE AS POSSIBLE. CHECK OUT SOME INSPIRING
EXAMPLES OF THE HOW PEOPLE HAVE HELPED
ANIMALS BY FITTING THEM WITH THE PROSTHETICS NEEDED!
This bald eagle, named Beauty, was shot by a poacher.
After three years a group of volunteers made her a prosthetic beak,
which was a key to her survival: an eagle, which has to be hand-fed,
is eventually euthanized, and Beauty was once again able
to grasp food herself.
Motala, aged 50, lost a foot after he stepped on a land mine.
Luckily, Thailand is the one country in the world with an
elephant hospital and dedicated workers could take care of Motala.
Due to a necrotic disease, 75% of Fuji’s fin had to be amputated.
It was the Bridgestone company, one of the largest manufacturers
of tires, that created a silicone replacement for Fuji,
making her the first dolphin with a prosthetic fin.
Riley’s leg bone began to deteriorate due to a contaminated
metal plate that was inserted. Due to the injury, the mare had to
be put down, but the sanctuary staff decided to try a pioneering operation,
which gave Riley an artificial limb and saved her life.
While hibernating, Tuly had her leg chewed off by a rat.
It was saved by fitting a toy tractor’s wheel to it.
A passer-by found Oscar injured by a combine harvester;
as advised by a local vet, the owner of the cat from Jersey
contacted a doctor in England, and after lots of x-rays being
sent back and forth, the cat had two prosthetic legs fitted,
as well as a rehab in the UK before coming back home.
Cassidy was found wondering in streets, underweight and missing a
leg: after one family decided to adopt and take care of the dog,
they found a facility that could create a prosthetic limb,
making Cassidy the first dog to receive such treatment.
Uzonka was injured by an unknown person, and had to
undergo 5 preparatory surgeries, before it could have a
prosthesis attached to its bill.