"Hope" aka "Bat" - A story with a Happy Ending Little Hope. An apt name and...
|"Hope" aka "Bat" - A story with a Happy Ending|
Craig is a Videographer, among other things, and the first heartrending clip he put together of his rescued pup "Meet Hope" was extremely hard for me to watch. Most people I shared it with shed a tear, both in sadness and in anger at the terrible cruelty that humans can inflict upon defenceless animals.
The First Glimmers of Hope
You may find this clip distressing if you love animals.
Hope's Second (and Third) Wind
|"A new Hope" - Craig Danver's Style|
It's the best thing in the world to see her out and about with her matesCraig Danvers
It has been almost nine months now since those first two videos and Hope is now as regular a dog as a pup-with-wheels can be. She has no fear according to Craig and likes to run just as hard as the other dogs in their family. Due to her condition she can't bend her back legs so the latest modification of her wheelchair design has been customised to suit her now longer rear legs. The video below is from her 3 days trying out the new wheels, since then she has adapted well and doesn't tip over quite so often now.
The wheelchair is made from a children's stroller and some pvc tubing from Bunnings, some zip ties and a dog harness from Pet Barn. It is zipped tied together instead of glue to give it some flexibility to absorb the bumps, turns out that was a good choice as she pushes it hard.
Craig would love to help out anyone that might be in a similar situation and need a chair for their animal feel free to contact him on : Google+ | Twitter | Facebook