Roo the pup with no legs now has her own 'wheels' - Tucson News Now

Roo the pup with no legs now has her own 'wheels'

Roo and her new cart (Source: Pima Animal Care Center) Roo and her new cart (Source: Pima Animal Care Center)
Roo and her new cart (Source: Pima Animal Care Center) Roo and her new cart (Source: Pima Animal Care Center)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thanks to generous donations to Friends of PACC, Roo the Chihuahua born with no front legs and saved from a hoarding situation in September, now has her own mobility cart. 

Not only does this adorable pup have her own wheels, she will be receiving hip surgery from Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson to help her once she is comfortable with her new 'legs'.  These two things will help ensure that this special pup has a full and healthy life. 

Officials with Pima Animal Care Center believe Roo was born without her front lets due to inbreeding in her former home.  

Roo is not available for adoption yet and cannot be reserved for adoption, according to PACC.  She will remain in foster care until she is cart-savvy and healed from her hip surgery.  

Her foster mom, Joanne Carrillo is also a staff member at PACC's new Pet Support Center.  Roo often comes to work with her foster mom, who said that fostering a special-needs pet is a very rewarding experience. 

"It’s so rewarding to see her flourish and open up and have the opportunity to be a dog," said Carrillo, who gives Roo two hours of cart time every day.

While Roo is not up for adoption yet, there are more than 400 dogs and 300 cats waiting for their forever home.  Stop by and check them out at the main shelter (4000 N. Silverbell Road) or at one of the offsite PetSmart locations.  

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