Therapy Dog Gets a Prosthetic Paw

Published 02/07 2013 03:26PM

Updated 02/07 2013 03:30PM


(WCYB) An up-and-coming therapy dog is turning heads and stealing hearts. 

The 11-week-old Golden Retriever is training to help people going through rehab, and she has a very special trait that's making her a unique fit for the job.

However, there's something different about Lily; she's missing a paw. 

"I really wanted to get a pet that could work alongside me that could help my patients. She did seem like the perfect choice," explains occupational therapist Heather Mullin.

It was a complication during her birth and Mullin is hoping to turn it into something positive for her patients. 

On Wednesday, technicians fitted her for her very own prosthetic paw. 

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