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Pawsthetics® Animal Prosthetics

We create custom prosthetic solutions for our furry & scaley friends.

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Our mission is to help animals from all walks of life who are in need of mobility devices. Our processes utilize traditional prosthetics practices along with cutting edge 3D printing and design to create functional solutions for our furry and scaly friends!

In 2016 we will be obtaining our non-profit status so that we can help raise money for animals who have been victims of abuse, neglect and defect. Our non-profit arm will be a need-based process where applications and recommendations will be submitted to our board for review.

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PAWSTHETICS IS AN OFFICIAL CHARITY

We are very happy to announce that Pawsthetics is finally an official 501c3!

 

We are launching a Fall Fundraising drive to help kick off 20 projects that we have in different phases of completion for animals all over the World!

Our goal is to work with rescues, shelters, owners, vets and animal lovers World Wide, to help better the lives of animals in need. Our efforts are intended to provide creative solutions to help animals walk, roll or just to generally improve their lives. We use all available technologies to create these solutions.

Often times we have to work with consultants and experts and we are hopeful to be able to offer them some payment in return for their time and expertise. Many have already donated hours and hours of time to help. We have a full design team ready to develop a solution for your favorite animal in need!

The Denver Broncos Community Organization were kind enough to donate a signed Von Miller picture that we will give away to one of the first 100 donors, randomly selected who donates any amount from August 3rd-September 30th. Please see our campaign here:

https://www.gofundme.com/pawsthetics2017

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We have worked with great rescues all over the country and beyond!

Getalife Pet Rescue- Florida

http://getalifepetrescue.com/

Border Collie Rehab and Rescue- Texas

http://bcrrt.com/

Proyecto Nala- Venezuela

http://www.proyectonala.com/

Twala Trust- Zimbabwe

http://www.twalatrust.com/

 

Please help us to continue to grow our outreach and abilities to serve more animals in more places. Your donations, interest and support all help to make our mission possible!

We have current projects and inquiries in:

-California

-Colorado

-Massachusetts

-New Mexico

-Ohio

-Arizona

-Texas

-Zimbabwe

Meet Martini! Our First Brand Ambassador!

A small dog with a big heart!

Martini Photo

Martini was born without full and functional front legs leaving her at risk of a number of health problems as she began to grow, including sores and infections, further deformity and stress on her head and neck from supporting her body on two legs. Luckily Martini was adopted by Gaylan, a former professional animal trainer, who never saw Martini as anything other than a dog in need of love. She worked with Martini over time and it became obvious that Martini would need a bit more support to help alleviate the stress on her body. Gaylan began researching prosthetic carts and made a great connection with Wagaware, the awesome company who raises money for pet rescues all over the US! Wagaware connected Gaylan and Martini with Pawsthetics and the three groups formed a team to help get Martini more comfortable and moving in a healthier way. As Gaylan recounts, "it takes whole hearts to help animals who aren't whole and Pawsthetics and Wagaware understood Martini's needs and we are excited to continue working with them both!"

Martini visited Denver back in June of 2016 and she was given the title of "Brand Ambassador" to help spread the word about Handicapable animals in need! She and Gaylan have been outstanding supporters of the Pawsthetics cause and have gone above and beyond to support other dogs in need. We are so happy to have them as a part of our team!

Martini at Denver TEDx Event with Cleopatra the Tortoise

Meet Cleopatra!

A resilient rescued tortoise with a ruby red shell.

Cleopatra Photo

Helping Cleopatra was truly a team effort. It all started when Nico Novelli welcomed a struggling tortoise to his rescue, Canyon Critters Rescue. Nico noticed that Cleopatra had a painful metabolic bone disease on her shell called ‘peaking’ or ‘pyramiding’. Due to a poor diet, Cleopatra’s shell was eroding; leaving her vulnerable to disease or infections.

Part of the mission of Canyon Critters Rescue is to educate the public on his rescued animals and ways to properly care for reptiles. It was through one of his educational presentations to a Boy Scout troop that Nico was propositioned with the idea of a prosthetic shell to help Cleopatra. Not long after, Nico and Dr. Lanka Elson of Colorado Technical University were brainstorming solutions along with her student, Roger Henry. Roger volunteered his time to fashion a shell, allowing Cleopatra to socialize with her tortoise friends in style and reducing her risk of infection while going about a normal tortoise life.

Cleopatra Photo
Pawsthetics is proud of their contribution to this ongoing project to fit Cleopatra with a protective shell covering as she thrives and grows at Canyon Critters Rescue. Tortoises are generally expected to live into their 80’s. As Cleopatra is only a vivacious teenager, we look forward to re-fitting Cleopatra well into her senior tortoise years.

Meet Tazo!

A spunky dachshund that will roll right into your heart.

Tazos Photo

The odds were truly stacked against Tazo when he was dropped off at Animal Haven in April 2015. His medical needs were demanding and his humans couldn’t provide the necessary care for his paralysis any longer. Yet, Tazo’s spirit was bigger than his problems and he became the poster pup for inspiration.

Tazo was nominated for the ‘Best Day Ever’ contest featured on Barkpost.com. Several amazing contributors provided their canine services to provide Tazo with a day full of treats, a play date with his puppy pals, swimming therapy and lots of fun!

Tazos Photo

Pawsthetics is proud to have been a part of ‘Tazo’s Best Day Ever’ with their donation of a custom 3D Printed cart that is not only less bulky and light weight for Tazo, but extremely stylish for all of his future dog park dates.

Almost immediately after getting his new wheels, Tazo was zipping and turning like a pro. It was apparent that these new wheels gave Tazo the confidence he needed to face his next endeavor – A Forever Home!

Meet Toby!

A Berlandier's tortoise that is bravely going where no tortoise has gone before...

Toby Photo

We are pleased to be working with Dr. Michael Tuma on our next Pawsthetics client; Toby the Tortoise. Toby is a Berlandier’s (or Texas) tortoise that suffered a dog attack last year, resulting in damage to his shell and front limbs. Although he has healed from his injuries, he is missing his gular horn, an extension of his plastron (bottom shell). Toby’s keeper Dr. Tuma is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California, where he studied the evolution of gular horns in tortoises. His research helped him to understand that without a gular horn, Toby is at a great disadvantage in interacting with other Berlandier’s tortoises, particularly males.

Toby Photo

We are pleased to be working with Dr. Michael Tuma on our next Pawsthetics client; Toby the Tortoise. Toby is a Berlandier’s (or Texas) tortoise that suffered a dog attack last year, resulting in damage to his shell and front limbs. Although he has healed from his injuries, he is missing his gular horn, an extension of his plastron (bottom shell). Toby’s keeper Dr. Tuma is a recent graduate from the University of Southern California, where he studied the evolution of gular horns in tortoises. His research helped him to understand that without a gular horn, Toby is at a great disadvantage in interacting with other Berlandier’s tortoises, particularly males.

Pawsthetics is working with Michael to develop a 3D-printed gular horn prosthetic for Toby. The prosthetic will be molded to fit Toby’s damaged plastron in a manner that will allow Toby’s shell to continue growing while also providing him with a new gular horn. This should provide Toby with some much-needed confidence when interacting with other male Berlandier’s tortoises, as well as attracting females.

Watch for more from
Pawsthetics® Animal Prosthetics in the very near future!