Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Handicapped Chihuahua puppies named Echo, Ellie and Gulliver get help from wheels (Video)

Echo, Ellie and Gulliver are six-month old Chihuahua puppies born without front legs. On June 15, they were fitted with wheels to help them get around.

Echo, Ellie, and Gulliver getting fitted for their custom-designed wheeled carts for the first time | Video courtesy of "TheEagleTribune" of Youtube

The 3 pups found shelter in Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Massachusetts, USA after their owner passed away, a few months ago. They now have new owners and are training to walk and run with their new wheels.

According to a report, high demand for Chihuahua puppies, popularized by Hollywood celebrities like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, has led to some questionable breeding practices which resulted to newborn pups with genetic deformities such as having no front legs.