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Veterinarians fix puppy born with paws pointing up instead of down

Milo recovering after surgery in Oklahoma

Milo, the 10-week-old puppy, in recovery at Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary. (Image credit: Oliver and Friends)

STILLWATER, Okla. – A puppy born with his front paws facing up instead of down and unable to walk is recovering after surgery at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Dr. Erik Clary said Friday that he's pleased with the progress of the 10-week-old dog named Milo. The 8-pound (3.63-kilogram) puppy had elbow surgery Jan. 9 in Stillwater.

Clary says Milo, apparently part beagle and coon hound, suffered from congenital elbow dislocation. Clary inserted pins in Milo's elbows to realign the joints and help the dog eventually learn to walk.

An animal rescue group founder took Milo to the school and is caring for the puppy post-surgery. Jennie Hays, of the nonprofit Oliver and Friends Farm Sanctuary, said Friday that Milo was doing great and is a "very happy puppy."

The nonprofit is a vegan animal rescue and sanctuary in central Oklahoma.

The sanctuary is collecting donation to help cover Milo's special needs as well as the many other animals they take in. Click here to donate.

Milo tells all.... 😂❤️

Posted by Oliver and Friends Farm Rescue and Sanctuary on Wednesday, January 23, 2019