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Owners Helping Their Pets
When Leighton Naylor discovered his pet goldfish, Einstein, had developed swim bladder disease (an ailment that causes goldfish to turn upside down and sink to the bottom of the tank) he got crafty. He made a life jacket out of spare aquarium tubing so little Einstein could stay afloat.
Despite being born with only three paws, Lily, a Golden Retriever, was so full of energy and life that her owner, Heather Mullins, knew she would be an excellent therapy dog. She had Lily fitted for a prosthetic paw so she would socialize better with fellow pups, but in atouching twist is leaving it up to Lily to decide for herself whether or not she wants to keep the paw.
Flipper, a kitten who suffers from a twisted spine, was given a second chance at life by the Blitz Robotic Club at Conifer High School in Colorado. When the students learned the nine-month-old feline was going to be put down because of her birth defect, they set to work designing a cart for to help rehabilitate her lower half. Flipper responded best to a chariot-like contraption; today she utilizes the device to wheel around her home, the Aspen Park Veterinary Hospital.