Gracie, a two-legged puppy, was given help to run faster by a 12-year-old boy who built her a tiny wheelchair made out of LEGO. Tammy Turley had the pleasure of rescuing Gracie and loving her with all her heart.
The abandoned puppy was found with maggots and her two front legs already missing. Tammy was advised to put her to sleep, but everyone quickly learned what a joyful dog Gracie was.
As a puppy, Gracie bounced and hopped around with her back legs. Her nubs would get sore, so they began work on making an affordable wheelchair just for her.
Dylan was a 12-year-old volunteer at the shelter where Gracie was adopted. He put together a tiny wheelchair with no instructions. Once it was ready, Gracie was brought in to try it out.
Gracie was quite confused at first as they put her on top of it. Then they put hotdogs across from her, and she started running with her new wheels right away.
She loved being upright and being able to run faster with her special contraption. Gracie quickly outgrew her first chair, and Tammy and Dylan immediately started building a new one.
Tammy wants people to know that special needs animals need a chance to have a loving home. She doesn’t want people to feel sorry for Gracie. Instead, they should see and enjoy how happy she is.