Brutus, who lives in Loveland, Colorado, is only the second dog to ever have four prosthetic limbs.
The dog became disabled after he got frostbite on all four paws and was maimed by his breeder, who tried to amputate the damage himself.
A quadruple amputee Rottweiler named Brutus is getting the chance to walk again thanks to a new set of artificial limbs
It’s not always pretty,’ she said. ‘We want to be able to give him a higher function where he can run and play with other dogs, go on hikes.’
Brutus’ foster mother Laura Aquilina (pictured) is training the two-year-old dog so he can get used to life with prosthetic limbs. She said she eventually wants to give him a ‘higher function’ where he can run and hike
Brutus’ new limbs, which he was outfitted with in September 2014, gives him a high step that resembles a ‘bucking bronco’. He will soon undergo physical therapy and get an improved set of prosthetics
Aquilina has Brutus do exercises and play outside so that he can become better at balance
And the dog will soon undergo physical therapy and get an improved set of prosthetics to boot.
Brutus’ artificial limbs were made by OrthoPets of Denver, which makes prosthetics for about 250 animals around the world every year.
OrthoPets founder Martin Kauffman said Brutus was ‘dealt a short hand’ but can now ‘get out and do normal doggy things’.
‘It just makes you feel so good,’ he told Fox 31 Denver.
Aquilina said Brutus is an example of why people shouldn’t give up on animals with disabilities.
Aquilina said Brutus is an example of why people shouldn’t give up on animals with disabilities