‘Roo,’ Canine With out Entrance Legs, Wants Assist With Medical Care – NBC 6 South Florida

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A dog born without both of its front legs needs help with its medical care.

Roo, a four-month-old Chihuahua puppy, was found in a park by a good Samaritan who took him to Miami-Dade Animal Services.

Now Roo is getting the care he needs. The shelter staff named him Roo because he was hopping around like a kangaroo because of his missing front legs.

Dr. Maria Serrano is currently taking care of him and equipping him with a special cart or wheelchair. Only two companies in the country make these special needs pets, and they can cost thousands of dollars.

“He’s perfect, he’s normal like any other dog,” said Dr. Serrano. “Just the fact that he was born without front legs and lands on his chest to make sure he has enough cushioning when he doesn’t have his car.”

March 23rd is National Puppy Day and what could be nicer than presenting Roo, the kangaroo dog? If you’re looking to help Roo with his medical expenses or help out with another pet, visit Miami-Dade Animal Services to learn how.