Wheelchair with skis helps disabled dog get around

Kadee Mae using a wheelchair with skis, with her owner Shiela Lund. Courtesy of GazetteXtra.
Kadee Mae using a wheelchair with skis, with her owner Shiela Lund. Courtesy of GazetteXtra.

MILTON (AP) – A special wheelchair with attached skis has made it possible for a disabled dog to get around this winter.

Kadee Mae is a 10-year-old border collie whose hind quarters are paralyzed after she broke a bone in her back in January.

Her owner, Shiela Lund, of Milton, tells Janesville Gazette that Kadee Mae is healthy and energetic – except for her inability to walk. Lund says she ordered a wheelchair so Kadee Mae could get around.

But with all the snow, the wheels were no good.

Lund says she worked with a Wisconsin couple to get donated skis and a Massachusetts company to have them shortened and attached to the wheelchair. She says Kadee Mae is now back to doing 2- to 3-mile walks each day.

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