This week the amazing story of a dog named Naki’o has been warming the hearts of thousands around the world. Naki’o was originally abandoned by his owner along with the rest of the litter but the entire group was rescued by a nearby animal shelter shortly after they were left on the side of the road. Unfortunately Naki’o apparently stepped in a nearly frozen puddle on the side of the road and the water eventually froze onto his paws. Rescuers were unfortunately not able to help him in time and his paws were eventually amputated.
Fortunately not long after the tragic night that Naki’o was deserted the veterinarian that adopted him decided that she was going to do everything she could to give Naki’o a normal life. Christie Tomlinson, the vet, began fundraising to purchase a set of prosthetic paws for Naki’o and after some media attention she eventually raised the necessary funding.
Today was Naki’o’s official public reveal and amazingly despite everything Naki’o has gone through he was just as happy and playful as any other puppy. Naki’o is now sporting a unique set of 4 bionic paws which seem to function just fine for him. Naki’o shows absolutely no signs of being different from any other dogs and his incredible attitude and happiness brings his owner and everyone who seems him absolute joy. Naki’o is a truly inspirational story of recovering from what would have been a severe life altering tragedy but he shows absolutely no signs of change.