Humans adore dogs with breeds. A lot of people get these types of dogs for their family histories and purposes, and some buy them because they look fancy.
With the increasing demand for purebred and mix-breed dogs, a lot of breeders emerged. They follow specific procedures; they study the history of each dog and many more. However, breeding dogs could go wrong.
Roo, a Labrador mix, and an eight-year-old puppy was a product of breeding that went wrong. She was born with six legs with two extra in the front.
She got the name from the animal kangaroo because she hops around with her hind legs. Although her two front legs do not cause her any pain, walking is not that easy for her. She has to lean on her elbows and with her bottom in the air.
A dog like Roo usually gets euthanized as she has a defect. In the hopes of saving her life, her breeder advertised her online. The moment the 15-year-old Luke came across the post, he approached her mom, Lauren Salmon, to acquire Roo.
The pup was so happy to see them when they went to pick her up. She seemed full of life despite her unfortunate journey.
Luke’s decision saved Roo’s life. Eventually, they became best buddies. They were inseparable!
“She is just a normal dog to us- just with a couple of extra bits,” Salmon said. The mother and son tandem describes Roo as calm but playful. They see her as uniquely beautiful.
Mrs. Salmon coordinated with an Irish veterinary surgeon named Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick. They want to see if there are ways to improve Roo’s mobility. You can watch her story here:
We encourage our readers to please adopt, don’t shop. You will save a dog’s life from euthanasia, abandonment, and cruel treatment.
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