Some pet parents are absolute geniuses when it comes to solving the day-to-day challenges of their special needs animals. When paralyzed dog, Kadee Mae had a tough time walking with her wheelchair in the Wisconsin snow, her owner customized it for skis.
Kadee Mae is a 10 year-old Border Collie who suffered a broken back in January that left her hind legs paralyzed. Her owner, Sheila Lund, ordered a wheelchair to get her otherwise healthy dog mobile again. Kadee Mae had no problems learning how to use the wheelchair, but couldn’t push through the heavy Wisconsin snow.
Lund did some research to help her dog and discovered that adding skis to the wheelchair could solve the problem. A friend gave her a pair of skis and Lund had them shortened to fit Kadee Mae’s wheelchair.
Clamps were added and now when Kadee Mae wants to get a bit of exercise, she glides over the snow. The cost to revamp the wheelchair was $700.
Lund said, “When she realized she could move and have her freedom again, you could see the joy.”
Kadee Mae has been enjoying walks of two to three miles every day.
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