All animals are worthy of life and should be given the opportunity to thrive. Some creatures require extra attention due to their unique needs, but this shouldn’t be a reason for them to be put down. Fortunately, there are many compassionate individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that all animals are treated with care and respect.
One heartwarming example of this is the story of Monika, a dog who had lost her paws after being mistreated. Despite the severity of her injuries, Monika was not only spared from euthanasia but was also given a remarkable gift that allowed her to regain her mobility. This brave pup was discovered last December in the small Russian village of Plastunovskaya, having endured unimaginable suffering.
Thanks to the kindness of those who cared for her, Monika was able to receive the medical attention she needed and was fitted with prosthetic paws. Today, she is thriving, running and playing like any other dog, a testament to the resilience and spirit of animals who have overcome adversity. It’s a reminder that every animal, no matter their circumstances, deserves love and compassion.
Marina Gapich and Alla Leonkina, who are rescuers, provided shelter to the dog in their care. Unfortunately, experts recommended that the dog be euthanized, which left them heartbroken. Despite this, they refused to give up and explored other alternatives. Marina emphasized that they were the guardians of the dog and responsible for his well-being.
Sergei Gorshkov, a veterinarian who specialized in prosthetics, has been located. A group of rescuers collected funds amounting to approximately $5400 or 400,000 Russian rubles to aid Monika in acquiring new legs. Although the vet had never created prosthetic paws for a dog before, he agreed to take on the task. The paws were crafted using titanium and biocoated at Tomsk Polytechnic University.
Once the paws were created, Monika’s new prosthetic limbs were implanted through surgery. Initially, there was hesitation regarding the dog’s capacity to adapt to her artificial appendages.
Monika surprised everyone with her quick adjustment to her new paws. Sergei said that they initially had low expectations, but by the third day, she was already walking around the facility and exploring different rooms.
The vet was overjoyed that he was able to rescue an animal and give it a new lease of life. It’s incredible how such miracles happen when individuals refuse to give up on their pets. Although the dog was close to being euthanized, the combined efforts of the rescue volunteers and veterinarian ensured that it pulled through and survived.