Disabled 70-pound tortoise gets his own wheelchair and can now move comfortably

Animals with disabilities have a difficult life as humans do. They have to live their life with pain and uncomfortable conditions.

Thankfully, there are kind people who think about animals with shortcomings.

Like this enormous tortoise that can’t hold his 70-pound body on his legs. The 11 years old Sulcata tortoise named George was rescued by Jaime Loebener. The tortoise was born with a leg disability named metabolic bone disease.

Disabled 70-pound tortoise gets his own wheelchair and can now move comfortably

It means that he has an imbalance of calcium and phosphorus. It’s extra hard specifically for George because his body weighs 70 pounds.

He barely used his front legs to drag himself forward. Considering that tortoises live up to 100 years, it’s not easy for George to continue moving.

Disabled 70-pound tortoise gets his own wheelchair and can now move comfortably

Gladly, a solution was found! There is a group Walkin’ Pets that helps aging and retired animals to recover. So when Jaime knew that another tortoise was given a special wheelchair for the leg disability, she also contacted them.

The organization helped the dog with happiness. They made a special wheelchair that made it easier for George to walk.

Disabled 70-pound tortoise gets his own wheelchair and can now move comfortably

Thanks to the genuine idea and willingness to help the animal, now George will be able to live a full life.

Jaime says that her tortoise really loves the equipment!

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