A man in Serbia is giving disabled dogs in his country the chance to run again with the help of the doggy wheelchairs he makes from scratch.
It all started when Dragan Dimitrijevic made a set of wheels for his dog, Mica after she suffered a spinal injury. Using small wheels, some plastic pipes, and old belts, Dragan constructed a wheelchair that allowed his best friend to run around in the park again. This was much to the surprise of other dogs, who came up to investigate the strange apparatus Mica was sporting.
A word about Mica and her wheelchair swiftly spread among dog lovers around Serbia, and the owners of dogs with similar problems started calling Dragan for help. Now three years later, the computer programmer from Belgrade has made just over 80 wheelchairs for disabled dogs and cats.
(source Associated Press)
“I have a soft spot for dogs,” Dragan told the Associated Press. “A wheelchair is not a cure, but it enables them to run, sniff, do all the things other dogs normally do.” At the end of the day, that is all a dog really wants to do. Great job, Mr. Dimitrijevic!