A disabled Chihuahua in Indiana is becoming quite the hit on social media. His name is Turbo.
The small pooch is getting around with help from a cart that is constructed out of toy parts. Earlier this month, a couple brought Turbo to ‘The Downtown Veterinarian’.
They said his front legs hadn’t developed. They dog only weighed 10 ounces and his littermates weren’t letting him get near any food.
Staffers at ‘The Downtown Veterinarian’ decided to take him in. Practice Manager Amy Birk commented “A small dog can do well with a cart. So, unless he had another medical condition, there was no way we were putting him to sleep.”
Now he’s doing great. Turbo spends his days at the office and goes home with his foster mom at night. Not long after he began eating, staffers started contemplating how they could help him walk, as dogs can’t be fitted for a cart until they reach 6 months of age.
The employees decided to use a Fisher Price helicopter on wheels for the frame of the cart along with a ferret harness and pipes from a child’s welding kit to hold it in place.
Now the vets are chronicling his achievements on Instagram and many people have expressed interest in adopting him.