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Wheelchair Bound Frenchie Wins A Spot In Worldwide Pet Calendar Contest

Kardi, an 8-year-old French Bulldog, was rescued from a puppy mill six years ago. Sadly, she suffers from Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), a condition that causes the cushioning pads between the bones of the spine to deteriorate.

When she was just four, Kardi became paralyzed in her hind end. But the fun-loving Frenchie refuses to let her disability get her down!

 

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Her latest achievement is being selected from 240 applicants in 26 countries to appear in the 2019 Walkin’ Pets calendar!

Walkin’ Pets by HandicappedPets.com is an e-commerce company devoted to improving and extending the lives of animals with disabilities.

Each year they host a calendar contest to help spread awareness and raise money for pets with a variety of physical challenges. All proceeds from the calendar go to the Handicapped Pets Foundation.

 

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Kardi’s owner, Kelsey Glen is a veterinary technician at The Animal Medical Center in Amarillo, Texas. When the sweet pooch lost the use of her rear legs, Glen’s coworkers took up a secret collection for a Walkin’ Pets wheelchair – and Kardi has been on a roll ever since!

“She is just the sweetest, most laid-back little dog,” Glen told NBC. “Kardi surprises me every day. She doesn’t let her disability define her; she gets up every day and lives life to the fullest!”

 

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In addition to her modeling career, Kardi is a certified therapy dog. She visits schools and nursing homes where she has a special talent for working with Alzheimer’s patients.

 

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Glen is also dog-mom to a special needs Boston Terrier named Bonnie Rose. She documents the adventures of both squishy-faced cuties on Instagram @KartinKardi.

 

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Kardi and her 12 handicapable calendar-mates will be appearing in mailboxes across the country in early November. Call (888) 253-0777 to pre-order your copy and support a wonderful cause!

 

H/T to KCBD.com

Featured Image via Facebook/Walkin’ Pets by HandicappedPets.com

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Written by Dina Fantegrossi
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