A prosthetic paw was the perfect gift for a family facing a Christmas nightmare. The Swift family was celebrating the holidays with friends, when one accidentally ran over their dog.
According to CNN, the Swifts were given three options for Polo, their nine year old Siberian husky: surgery, amputate, or a prosthetic paw. Surgeries were a minimum $5,000 bill, and the Swifts had already seen their dog suffer using just three legs – every time he lifted a leg to go to the bathroom, he would fall over.
They enlisted the help of Trey Calfee, an animal surgeon with Nashville Vet Specialists. WSMV-TV reports that for under $1,000, he fitted Polo with a prosthetic, and the results have been dramatic. Polo is back to his usual ways, enjoying walks and curling up in the snow.