Siberian Husky Born Without Paws Gets Second Chance Thanks to Wheelchair

(ABC News) -- Meet Maya.

She's a 3-year-old Siberian husky, who was born without paws on all four legs due to a congenital disorder.

"She was born from inbreeding...by [the] owner of bad farm," owner Kitiya Boonyung told ABC News.

When Boonyung, 23, adopted her from a Bangkok, Thailand, shelter as a puppy, Maya was also dealing with hip issues and could barely stand.

Boonyung said she didn't care about the husky's abnormalities. When Maya turned 1, Boonyung took her to a veterinarian, who outfitted her in a wheelchair that cost around $120.

Initially the wheelchair was difficult to learn for Maya to use. But now, the dog "will use it when she goes for a walk outside and goes to exercise," according to Boonyung.


"She can stretch her legs straight and can stand more than before [with her]... wheelchair," Boonyung added.

Maya is "playful and strong," the owner gushed.


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