Some of us, four-legged friends included, then some bad luck once in a while. Some of these are harder than others. A good friend of mine, TurboRoo, has an interesting story to share, and a new campaign to help others in his situation.
Turbo was taken to a veterinarian in 2014, to give up for adoption. He was 4 weeks old and was born without front legs. Fortunately, he was admitted to the amazing Ashley Ray. Watching Turbo try to do without front legs bother them that they built him a cart of toy parts. Turbo has received a lot of press, and then aerospace engineer in San Diego trying to help his magic 3D-printer. He made his cart, turning Turbo from TurboRoo, the world’s first puppy to get 3D-printing wheel.
The couple who took TurboRoo still messing around with 3D-printing, along with the printing shop 3D in Denver, and announced a project called “Pawsthetics”, and they want to help all the different species that could benefit from 3D- printed part.
Since this is a bit more expensive spacebar to jump in, they try to get $ 50,000 from their Indiegogo campaign, and you can give any amount you want.
This is how they plan to spend money on their already thriving business:
We are asking for $ 50,000. This will cover the cost of projects, design, and the final result prosthesis itself. We also take part of the setup for a permanent fund to help pet owners to get those implants in the future. We have several projects ready to be developed.
-3 feet dog cart.
SMALL version animals. (Genie pigs, rabbits, lizards, etc.).
-Leg brackets. (ACL & front foot stability)
-Wound cover. (To prevent the animal from deteriorating wound from chewing, scratching or breaking the wound at the same time allowing air to reach the wound.)
The possibilities are endless. We get 1-2 new inquiries a week, where the owners wanted to create something to help their animals, but do not have the resources.
Small friends in our lives need your help, too! It’s great to see the technology used to something strange like that. Happy Thanksgiving.