Watch: Paralyzed Dog Gets Wheelchair Made by Shelter Workers

Thanks to the Arizona Humane Society, Angel now has a chance to fly.
By: Aly Semigran

When it comes to caring for animals in need, sometimes you have to improvise to make the best possible situation for them.

That’s exactly what employees of the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) did to help Angel, a 2-year-old German Shepherd in their care.

According to the AHS, the abandoned pup was brought into their facility where vets discovered he was paralyzed from the waist down.

Two AHS staff members from the Animal Care Team didn’t want Angel to have to suffer by having to drag his back legs around and since they couldn’t afford a wheelchair for him, they did the next best thing: they made him one.

Thanks to their innovation and determination, Angel’s makeshift wheelchair was created with nothing more than PVC piping, two wheels and harnesses.

The moment when Angel first tries his wheelchair on was caught on camera, and it’s as inspiring to watch him move around with such ease as it is knowing what allowed him to do it: the good hearts of caring (and truly creative) humans.

There’s no doubt that this amazing story and video will capture the hearts of many potential pet parents out there.

To encourage them even further, the AHS has waived Angel’s adoption fee, saying on its website: “Angel’s adoption fee has been waived in exchange for a new home with a compassionate owner who will keep him comfortable. He’s looking forward to a future filled with long walks and lots of love.”

Video and image: courtesy Arizona Humane Society