Meet Naki’o, The World’s First Bionic Dog

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    The beginning of Naki’o’s story is a pretty sad one. He lost his paws and the tip of his tail to frostbite when he was a puppy.

    The beginning of Naki'o's story is a pretty sad one. He lost his paws and the tip of his tail to frostbite when he was a puppy.

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    He was abandoned in a foreclosed home in Nebraska and was found frozen into a puddle of ice water.

    He was abandoned in a foreclosed home in Nebraska and was found frozen into a puddle of ice water.

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    He lost his paws, but they healed into stumps and thanks to veterinarian assistant Christie Pace of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a fundraiser was started to get him a brand new set of paws.

    He lost his paws, but they healed into stumps and thanks to veterinarian assistant Christie Pace of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a fundraiser was started to get him a brand new set of paws.

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    Which most importantly, would allow him to run and play with other dogs again.

    Which most importantly, would allow him to run and play with other dogs again.

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    Pace adopted Naki’o and set up a fundraiser to get Naki’o his new paws, but amazingly, the company that built them ended up doing it free of charge!

    Pace adopted Naki'o and set up a fundraiser to get Naki'o his new paws, but amazingly, the company that built them ended up doing it free of charge!

    Image by RICK WILKING / Reuters

    Naki’o quickly adapted to walking on his new legs, and after only a few days he was running like they were part of him.

    Naki'o quickly adapted to walking on his new legs, and after only a few days he was running like they were part of him.

    Image by RICK WILKING / Reuters

    Prosthetics for dogs have come a long way but still aren’t cheap unfortunately, costing up to $3,000.

    Prosthetics for dogs have come a long way but still aren't cheap unfortunately, costing up to $3,000.

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    And here’s a video of Naki’o running and playing in the yard.

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