Daisy, the disabled dog, gets to Run for the First Time, and she Can't Believe It!!
23 Nov 2015
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Tail wagging and ears flapping - you can almost see the smile on Daisy’s face.
Video of the rescue dog looking the picture of joy as she runs for the first time in her life has gone viral.
Daisy, born with dislocated joints in both of her elbows, right shoulder and back hips, was destined to be euthanised after she was found roaming the streets of Los Angeles.
In a last-minute twist of fate, she was rescued by owners determined to give her a chance at life and mobility.
"Daisy was found by an animal control officer wandering the streets as a puppy, and was later scheduled to be euthanised,"
her owner wrote on Facebook.
Often mistaken for a bunny due to her bouncy gait, her new owners looked for ways to make it easier for Daisy to get around.
She was fitted with a small wheelchair but with time it began to put pressure on the tiny dog’s spine.
Eventually, Daisy’s family turned to prosthetics, which replicated how her front legs would work if they weren’t deformed.
The video of Daisy experiencing the thrill of running for the first time has been viewed more than 200,000 times on Facebook.
Daisy’s owners hope the dog’s palpable joy captured in the video will inspire people to give other animals with disabilities a chance.
"Our mission is to raise awareness of the special needs, as well as the dogs and cats in the shelter that are considered unadoptable due to their physical appearances."
It seems Daisy has finally landed on her feet.