This Woman Helps Disabled Dogs Walk Again!

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You’ll Cry When You Hear This Heartwarming Pet Story Aired September 27, 2018

This story really got the tear ducts goin'.

In 2016, Butler, Pennsylvania residents Tanya and her husband adopted one-and-a-half-year old pup Joey, who had been found at six weeks with his legs intentionally cut off. Joey was rehabilitated and received prosthetics that have made a huge difference to his life.

They were so deeply affected by their experience with Joey, that in 2017, they started an organization, Joey’s P.A.W. (which stands for Prosthetics or A Wheelchair). Their goal is to help other disabled dogs achieve mobility through partial or full prosthetic and/or wheelchair funding.

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Joey was found at 6 weeks old with his rear legs intentionally severed. He was blessed to have Merrick Pet Care and generous donations that helped him get prosthetics to get him to walk and run again 💕 This video shows how much prosthetics can change a life. After a lot of brave work done by Joey not only he walks and runs but he also was adopted by his loving forever family and lives the happiest life he could ever dream of ☀️ Joey's Paw wants to help dogs in need of prosthetics and wheelchairs because they deserve to be happy and to live a full life 🌺 They can and will love their families every step of the way! They will thank you for helping them to be their best selves ☀️ Please help us helping them! Partner: @joeydiable

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Fast forward to today, and they've now provided over 80 carts and prosthetics for dogs — and even a wheelchair for a goat:

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Check this miracle out! Hopie took a few steps first time in her new cart! I am so incredibly happy and excited for her!! Thank you again to @joeys_paw for donating this very cool @walkinpets cart! I feel very strongly that this girl is going to keep making huge progress because of it. ❤❤❤ Rescuing Hopie came about all because of @lawsonsheart. Lawson was the most incredible little goat. I know he is looking down on Hopie giving her the strength she needs to continue to #fightlikeagoat and being an angel on her shoulder! ❤🐐❤🐐 Everyone keep sending those healing thoughts as they are working. If you want to donate to her care or to help future rescues like Hopie be able to happen, no amount is too small. It all helps! PayPal is littlebucketsfarmsanctuary or our Gofundme Thank you everyone!! ❤ #goat #cutegoat #miraclesdohappen #farmsanctuary #animalrescue #handicappedpet

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"They may be handicapped," Tanya says, "but they deserve all the love they can get." We couldn’t agree more.

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Rach got to meet Tanya and another one of her pups, Boone, who just turned one and was sporting some pretty spiffy wheels. When Rach asked what the work brings to her life, Tanya couldn't help getting a little teary. "It's utterly amazing," she says, "to see a dog get in his wheels or prosthetic for the first time and run — it's beyond anything I can explain." That's some powerful stuff.

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In honor of this incredible initiative, Rach gifted Tanya and her pups a *big* supply of Nutrish. Our friends at Atlas Pet Company were so compelled by the story, they also gave Joey’s P.A.W. $2,500 — and Rachael's Rescue matched the donation, sending Tanya home with $5,000 total for her incredible company!

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