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Paralyzed dog to go mobile with new wheels

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Posted at 5:50 AM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 06:09:29-04

A local, paralyzed dog was found just last week with only two operating legs. Now, to help her disability, Genie will get a new pair of wheels.

Genie was left in a crate at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay with a letter from her owner. The owner couldn't afford to take care of her.

This week, a surgeon concluded that a herniated disc is causing the paralysis in two of her legs. Medical attention would have been needed within one to two days of the injury. However, this injury is several weeks old and surgery would most likely be unsuccessful, according to the Humane Society.

But it doesn't seem that Genie would need surgery. According to the Humane Society, she seems happy and has adapted to her paralysis. So, instead, she will get a set of customized wheels to become more mobile.

She will receive a temporary pair this morning.

Genie will be up for adoption in at least a week. If you are interested in adopting her, call 813-876-7138 to reach the Adoption Manager.

We will keep you informed of when Genie gets her new set of wheels.

For background on Genie's story, click here to see our coverage. You can follow her progress on the Humane Society of Tampa Bay's blog post by clicking here.

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