Prosthetics Give Disabled Animals a Second Chance at Life

The team at Animal Orthocare in Virginia is dedicated to giving animals the gift of mobility – and they don’t just draw the line at the family pet. Their custom prosthetics have been designed for dogs, sheep, rams, turtles, even elephants. Take a look at some of their most remarkable patients.

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Animals wearing prosthetics created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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Chi Chi the golden retriever wears four leg prosthetics created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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Mosha, an elephant that lost a leg after stepping on a land mine in Thailand wears a front leg prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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Molly, a paralyzed golden retriever, wears a pair of prosthetics created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A horse named Angle Marie uses two artificial limbs created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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Angel, a dog born with a defect in her front leg, wears a prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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Felix the ram wears a pair of front leg prosthetics created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A dog named Liberty, wears a a pair of front leg prosthetics prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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Kylie the great Dane wears two leg prosthetics created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A donkey wearing a rear leg prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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Elvira a Rottweiler mix wears a front leg prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A goat wears a leg prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A golden retriever runs through the snow while wearing a prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A turtle utilizes a wheeled mobility aid created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A gazelle wears a front leg prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A goat wears a wheeled mobility cart created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A horse wears a rear leg prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A dog named Lilly wears a front leg prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A Chihuahua uses an prototype for a circular prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A sheep wears a rear leg prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A turtle wears a wheeled mobility aid created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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A dog named Suzie wears a front leg prosthesis created by Animal Ortho Care in Sterling, Va. (Published on Thursday March 30, 2017)
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JSerra Catholic High School
High School students from JSerra Catholic High School in Orange County are making Izabel, a four-year-old Chihuahua-terrier mix, a prosthetic leg. This was their first prototype.
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