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If it wasn’t for Vickie Dryer, a veterinary technician in St. Cloud, Fla., a Chihuahua mix puppy born without functioning front legs would’ve been euthanized. The vet tech at Osceola County Animal Control stopped the request to put down the then-2-week-old puppy and decided to help rehab him, reports Fox 51.
While this little guy will never walk, stand or run like other pups, he doesn’t let his let his lack of front limbs stop him from enjoying life.
"His personality is wonderfully sweet, very outgoing. He's brave, just playful. He's a normal puppy," Dryer told the station.
Staff at the Osceola County Animal Control was so inspired by the Chihuahua that they named him after Olympian Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee track star who competed in the London Olympics.
Best of all, Oscar now has a forever home. A staff member who can take care of all of Oscar’s special needs fell in love with the pup and adopted him.
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