PHOTOS: Fake Limbs, More Help Animals Heal

PHOTOS: Fake Limbs, More Help Animals Heal
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Not much gets Boonie's goat—not even a broken leg. The pet goat broke a bone struggling to free his leg from a rope at his home in Edgewood, Washington State, in July 2008.

"He didn't bawl, he didn't make a noise, he didn't fuss, he didn't complain," Boonie's owner, Marna Peterson, told the Tacoma News Tribune.

But the leg had to be amputated, so Peterson ordered a custom-fit prosthetic from Orthopets, a Denver-based company that specializes in fake animal limbs (above, Krystal Grant of the Tahoma Veterinary Hospital adjusts Boonie's prosthetic on September 25, 2008).

"I would've spent whatever it took," owner Peterson told the Tacoma newspaper. "This little guy brings me so much joy. ..."
—Photograph by Lui Kit Wong, The News Tribune, AP
 
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