08 June 2011

Disabled dog's wheelchair stolen from owner's front yard

Just when you think people can't get any lower, they do.

Lucky, a 12-year-old Belgian Shepherd, is struggling to get around since his wheelchair went missing from his Roxbury, Massachusetts lawn. Police have been investigating the June 5 theft and the dog's owner, Dave Feeney, is sure the theft was no accident.

Feeney explains his disgust to the UK's Daily Mail, stating that "it's really obvious what it is and that it was in front of the house. Today's not trash day. Today's not recycling day. For somebody to do this, they knew what they were doing."

Depending on the model, canine wheelchairs can cost up to $600. Lucky needs his customized wheelchair to get around, since he was struck by a car years ago and lost the use of his hind legs.

Feeney explained that people have been generously offering to donate money to put toward a new wheelchair, and he plans to contact the chair's manufacturer for a replacement.

Let's hope this heartless thief doesn't get away with this.

Alexandra Hedin | Facebook | @Alexandra_Hedin
Alexandra is highly passionate about animals and animal rights, and wants to raise awareness of the cruelty that many animals suffer in the best way she knows how, and this is by written word. She is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, with a degree in Professional Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.

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