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You guys are so sweet, thank you for the lovely feedback!

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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Woot! Dr. Ryan Llera, DVM, just published a fantastic article about the #Tripawd Life. It’s such an honor when a vet gives us accolades!

3 Out of 4 Ain’t Bad (or 3-Legged Pets)

Losing a leg is not a death sentence; it’s a second chance at a renewed life.  I’ve seen this with my own cat.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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Ahhh…nice, balanced article.

We’ll never know how many dogs and cats just got a new chance at a quality and pain free life as a reult of that article. More time for loving and spoiling is a great gift for everybody!

We’ll never know how many dogs and cats have gotten…and will continue to get…a chance at a quality and pain free life as a result of Jerry and his humans understanding their mission in life. Yeah, more rime for lpving and spoiling is a great gift for everybody!

I do know this. my Happy Hannah and I got an additional bonus time of loving, spoiling, laughing and just having fun as a result of Tripawds.com.

Outstanding job Jerry!!

Eternally grateful to Jerry, Jim, Rene and Wyatt too!

Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Sally you are so sweet, thank you.

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18 August 2015 - 10:30 am
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Woot! Our pal Crepes the Cat featured us in her blog today!

Tripawds Amputation for Dogs and Cats Hotline

Already well known for their excellent website where pet parents can gather together for online support, Tripawds has now started a toll-free Tripawds Pals Helpline where those of you who are struggling with the decision to amputate can talk to someone who knows, cares, and understands.

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GRRRRRREAT JOB CREPES!! Thanks for helping to spread the word!

And you are one pretty kitty! Quite fabuloso!!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Many thanks to Sam Litzinger and CBS Radio News for the overview of the #‎Tripawds‬ Community on his Talking Animals show!!!

Listen to his podcast here, starting at 03:35 for the Tripawds segment…

Talking Animals Feb 07, 2016

(Tripawds segment begins at 03:35±)

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Look who’s in the news . . . Ziggy from Australia!

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Ziggy has been a member for a long time. Some of you may remember him. His one remaining front limb has had serious issues since he was born, and his pack have spent the last two years working so hard to figure out a way to save that leg. When they started working with the University of Queensland, they had to go stealth on his situation because of proprietary technology the school was going to attempt to use on him (thus, why Ziggy’s blog had to be pulled). It’s been a lonnng time but he’s BACK and in a big way! Ziggy is all over the news. Stay tuned for an interview with his people. We are THRILLED for them all!

3D printing helps give three-legged dog Ziggy freedom to walk without wheels

Three-legged Ziggy back on his paws

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Amazing! 

Active 10+ Pyr mix suddenly came up lame with ACL tear in left rear leg. Scheduled for a TPLO but final pre-op x-rays indicated a small suspicious area, possibly OSA, which could have caused the ACL tear. Surgeon opened the knee for TPLO but found soft bone. Biopsy came back positive for OSA. Became a Tripawd 9/18/14. Carbo6 with Cerenia and Fluids. Pain free and living in the moment. Crossed the Bridge on 7/12/15 after probable spread of cancer to her cervical spine. A whole lifetime of memories squeezed into 10 months. Here's her story: Eloise

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If you’ve been around here for any length of time you may recall that one of our first members, biggest cheerleaders and best friends of the Tripawds Nation is TC Wait and her pack, the Odaroloc Sled Dogs. I’d like to share this amazing, beautiful CNN story that TC and her pack (including Liam, the “almost” Tripawd) were just featured in, you will LOVE IT.

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LOVE IT!!!!!!

Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

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AWESOME!!!!

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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What an honor to be featured in our friend MK Clinton’s blog, Barking from the Bayou!

Tripawds ~ Living Life on 3 Paws

Do you know a dog or cat that is living life on 3 paws? It is not as unusual as you might think. You can read Skippy’s Story to meet a great little dog that is living large as a tri. I can’t imagine how devastating the decision to amputate a limb on a beloved pet must be for someone. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have someone to talk to at a time like that? You’d need a person that has been down that long road to answer your questions and calm some of your fears. READ MORE

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Great article!!! Yet another spectacular way to “out reach”! Very valuable.interview!

I’m always memorized by the beautiful places Jerry got to visit. He truly lived everyday in nature’s paradise! I’m so glad Jim and Rene put together such a beautiful pictorial journey.they shared.with Jerry, and now share with the world.way-cool

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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That’s an awesome article!  clap

Thanks for sharing!

Donna

Donna, Glenn & Murphy 

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old. He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  
Read about Murphy's Life on Three Legs

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