An orphaned and disabled baby alpaca in Germany was gifted the ability to walk again, thanks to a custom wheelchair.
A woman in Germany first saw the little disabled alpaca while visiting a friend’s farm, according to KSN.
The alpaca, named Marie-Hope, had two severely damaged back legs due to a traumatic birth in which her mom and sister died. When Ronja Pohl saw the helpless alpaca, she knew she wanted to do anything she could to help her.
20-year-old Pohl immediately offered to adopt Marie-Hope and brought the little orphaned alpaca back to the farm where she works in Frankfurt.
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Upon arriving home with Marie-Hope, Pohl scheduled an appointment with the veterinarian to have her evaluated. The vet did what they could to save her damaged legs, but one needed to be amputated.
According to Reuters, Pohl said, “She was hopping around as if she wanted to show everyone she has a strong character and wants to live even if two of her legs are injured.”
The veterinarian got Pohl in touch with a company that creates custom wheelchairs for animals. They were able to fit Marie-Hope with a wheelchair that allowed her to get around the farm with the other animals!
“As soon as she can carry weight on her third leg, she will get an artificial limb and join my boyfriend’s alpaca herd to live a normal alpaca life,” Pohl said, according to Reuters.
Watch the sweet video below:
The world could use more people like Ronja Pohl who are willing to go above and beyond to care for those in need. Thanks to her, sweet little Marie-Hope has a new chance at living a normal life with other alpacas and that is the best gift anyone could give her.
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