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Injured turtle walks again thanks to custom wheelchair

AMHERST, NH (WKBT) - A Florida tortoise named Scoot has been given a second chance thanks to his new, custom wheelchair.

Scoot Reeves was brought to Hillman Veterinary Clinic in rough shape. The turtle was injured by a front end loader which left his back legs paralyzed and his shell cracked. 

Vet Techs, Sasha Corbett and Shannon Chavers immediately begged the doctor to try everything he could, maybe even build him a wheelchair.

Sasha had worked with handicapped animals, including her dog Rosalie, who was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition that affects her motor movements and mobility. She contacted Gunnar's Wheels Foundation to get her dog a Walkin' Wheels Wheelchair. Sasha said, "Both Scoot and Rosalie came into Hillman Clinic with the possibility they would be euthanized. Shannon and I have soft spots for the special babies and really advocated for both. And the amazing Jason Parker with Gunnar's Wheels stepped up to get them mobile."

Parker contacted Walkin' Pets by Handicappedpets.com and now Scoot is getting around in his custom wheels. 

 

 

 

 

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