• Social media helps paralyzed puppy at Everett shelter get set of wheels

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    EVERETT, Wash. - A puppy whose back legs are paralyzed was fitted for wheels after the Everett Animal Shelter posted a video on Facebook that led to donations from across the country.

    The shelter says Noodle came to the shelter as a stray. Her paralyzed back legs are likely the result of an injury that happened when she was younger. 

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    Though Noodle could get around without the use of her back legs, staff at the shelter knew that a cart would make her life easier. 

    Once Noodle’s needs were posted on Facebook, enough donation money came to pay for the cart after thousands saw her story.

    Video from Everett Animal Shelter.

    Shelter staff worked with a local Washington company, K9 Carts, and Noodle is now getting accustomed to her new set of wheels.

    KIRO 7 Reporter Rob Munoz will be visiting Noodle at the shelter today for a report at 5 p.m.  >>http://kiro.tv/LiveNews

    The shelter says before Noodle was fitted for wheels, she had two sets of x-rays, bloodwork and a neurology evaluation, all paid for through donations made to Everett Animal Shelter's Fund for the Animals. 

    This fund is used to pay for veterinary care for the shelter animals, including diagnosing and treating special needs animals. 

    Interested potential adopters are encouraged to visit Noodle's web page, where the application will be posted Tuesday at 10 a.m.: everettwa.gov/noodlesstory.

    To make an online donation, see the animals available for adoption, see how to become a volunteer, or learn more about the Everett Animal Shelter, visit www.everettwa.gov/animals

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