Help Chester the pug on his way to getting his prosthetic legs

March 18, 2015

Newer photo. Chester got his leg!

This is the story of Chester, a pug whose owner gave him to a caring man in Pennsylvania instead of having him euthanized.

Chester was a 2-year-old pug when a woman walked him up to David and asked him if he wanted the dog. She was going to have him euthanized because he was too much work for her.

Of course, David followed the woman to her home and took Chester home with him. Chester’s legs were malformed at birth. If he’d had surgery as a puppy, it would have been a simple operation and his legs would be normal.

Sadly, by the time David adopted Chester, it was too late. It’s a good thing Chester doesn’t realize he’s handicapped. He can even jump on chairs, and he plays like a dog with normal doggy legs.

David has a dream for Chester. He want’s to see his happy little dog run. David doesn’t ask for much in life, but he really wants this for Chester. A GoFundMe webpage has been started to make his dream a reality. All donations are tax deductible and go through Pugs for Pinky.

The company Animal Ortho Care create prosthetics with a 3Dprinter that will allow Chester to not only walk but run just like the dog Derby! (You can see the prosthetics and Derby in this video.) Animal Ortho Care has sent David’s vet the cast for Chester’s legs. It’s ready – he just needs the $1,800 to get his new legs.

In case you want to check out Chester’s story, his vet is working with Animal Ortho Care for his prosthetics and his vet is Turner Veterinarian Service 273 Auburn Road. Turner, Maine. Phone: 207-225-2155 Animal Ortho Care 4200 Lafayette Center Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151 (703) 474-6204. They’d be happy to answer any questions or to take a donation for those who don’t do GoFundMe.

David and Chester and everyone involved in turning Chester into a speed demon is very grateful for every dollar to help Chester get his new legs.

You can keep up with Chester on his Facebook group here.

 

 

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