Dog gets new foot to replace one lost to coyote

Dog gets new foot to replace one lost to coyote

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A dog named Little Bandit has received an artificial foot to replace one that was bitten off by a coyote.

Jeff Rubelmann, a technician at BioMetrics, a Trumbull company that makes artificial limbs and braces, adopted Little Bandit from Sweet Adoptables, a Westport pet adoption agency.

The dog, and its family, had been rescued from a kill-shelter in Kentucky and brought to Connecticut.

Rubelmann made a prosthesis for the dog, a year-old mutt who is missing about two inches from his foot.

He says Bandit's new foot is similar to a leg suitable for a small child. He says Bandit chews on the straps when he's relaxing on his pillow and has nothing better to do.

But he says when the dog runs around outdoors the prosthesis is like a part of him.

 

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