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Dog learns to walk on hind legs after amputation

Tuesday, 14th August 2012

A US Pit Bull puppy who fell three stories and had to have his front two legs amputated has learned to walk on his hind legs.

London, who was given his name after the 2012 Olympic Games, was originally fitted with a wheelchair but in just two months, he did not need it.

He was sent to Amanda Giese, founder and president of Panda Paws, which helps medically needy, abused and 'unadoptable' dogs.

Ms Giese explained that London had been left on the hot concrete after his fall and was covered with burns.

However, when she gave him dog food treats and took him out to play on the grass, he knew he was in for a new and happy life.

She said: "He gets around by scooting his body using his hind legs and if he needs to steady himself he uses his face as a frontal tri-pod support.

"He plays, he's happy, he enjoys rolling in the grass just as any able-body canine would on these hot summer days."