NC puppy born with leg disability gets life-changing surgery

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Roscoe the pit bull is used to having to crawl around. Now, this North Carolina puppy has become a “tap dancer,” in the words of his foster partner.

WLOS reported that 4-month-old Roscoe was born with a deformity that left his front legs partially bent backwards under his wrists.

As a result, the front part of his legs is bent backwards. The puppy had to walk on the top of his wrists on his two front legs, creating bloody sores.

Roscoe is currently recovering after having a life-changing surgical operation. And he’s a happy dog.

The Asheville Humane Society collected more than $3,000 for the reconstructive surgery.

“His first couple of days he was really wobbly on his stilts as I like to call them,” Roscoe’s foster partner Laurel York said. “But now you can see he is really accustomed to walking on them … But he’s kinda like tap dancing like Fred Astaire right now.”

Asheville Humane said it will likely take three to four months before Roscoe is fully healed and ready for adoption.