Disabled Chiahuahua- Turbo leads full and happy life with 3D printed Cart

Disabled Chiahuahua- Turbo leads full and happy life with 3D printed Cart

Little TurboRoo was born without front legs due to a genetic effect. The family owning the Turbo  didn’t want to give up on the little guy but weren’t sure what to do.Most vet clinics they approached didn’t offer much support and finally, they came to the Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis for examination. But after the vet found no internal issues with Turbo, Ashley Looper, along with her staff at the veterinary clinic decided to craft a makeshift dog cart using a Fisher-Price toy helicopter, toy welding kit and a ferret harness. But they also had to consider the growth of the puppy while designing the cart.

New Outlook on Life with 3D Printed CartAshley Looper, a vet tech from the clinic, has since adopted the little Chihuahua. She said that the original story got shared so much that People from all over the world have gotten in touch with us.

“There’s a local company here that’s offered to sponsor him, and there’s a couple people locally who have asked for his measurements.”

New Outlook on Life with 3D Printed CartMark Deadrick, owner of San Diego-based design company 3dyn, contacted Ashley on Facebook a few weeks ago and started designing his own 3D printed cart for the puppy. He mailed 2 prototypes for Turbo to try out and the designs worked well. Turbo was able to move himself around by using his hind legs and the small wheels positioned in front.but still the cart didn’t fit the dog’s size.

New Outlook on Life with 3D Printed Cart

Looper is now working on a cast mold of Turbo’s body that can be sent to Deadrick so the doggie gets the right fit.

In response to the support received, the clinic is planning to start up a charity for other disabled dogs in need.

Via : today