A generation ago, three-legged pets might not have, er, stood a chance in the veterinarian’s office.
An animal that was hit by a car, born with a birth defect or suffered from cancer might have been more likely to receive a humane euthanasia rather than a limb amputation.
Luckily for many “tripods” and their owners, that’s increasingly not the case.
“They’re very inspiring because they don’t let it bring them down in any way at all,” says Milwaukie resident Sue Campbell, whose dog, Hoover, lost his front left leg in February. “They’re still living life to fullest.”