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WATCH: Prosthetic Leg Gives Lamb a Second Chance

WATCH: Lamb Given a New Chance at Life Thanks to Prosthetics

Carmen was found suffering with a broken leg that was fractured beyond repair. Normally, a lamb in this position would be on its way out, but Carmen was able to find a new home at Animal Place, an animal sanctuary. Carmen is now walking on 3 limbs and a prosthetic thanks to the good people at the sanctuary and a prosthetics doctor at Grass Valley Hanger, who donated the replacement limb.

The people at Animal Place see this act as one of pure compassion, “Someone saw this baby lamb suffering immensely and they didn’t just turn away,” said Animal Place’s Marji Beach “They turned compassion into action.”

As the lamb grows larger prosthetics will be needed and Grass Valley Hanger has pledged to keep Carmen up on all fours. Carmen brings to mind the tale of Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic tail, a story that has been given a lot of fame due to the recent Hollywood film about the subject. It’s great to see that this wasn’t an isolated incident and the compassion is a growing trend.

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6 Years Ago

a fansattic article blog. But please don’t forget to mention the name of the facility that created the first elephant leg prosthesis in the world and Motola, the first elephant in the world to wear (and successfully wear) her prosthetic leg. And Mosha, who was still a calf at the time was, the second elephant that was fitted with a prosthetic leg. And Mosha’s leg must continue to grow with Mosha as she becomes an adult. And even as adults elephants, the prosthetic will need to be adjusted and eventually replaced. Both of these lovely ladies lost their legs by stepping on landmines hidden in the ground near the Thai/Burma border. The prosthetic legs for Mosha and Motala are made by a Thai Team, Thai surgeon & Thai Technicians from the Prostheses Foundation in Thailand . And finally, all of this will be presented in Windy Borman’s documentary “The Eyes of Thailand”.


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