Malhar, a horse with a severed forelimb, was found in Belagavi in August 2017 by a teenager who spotted the poor animal in agony and called for help. CUPA (Compassion Unlimited Plus Action) took the call to try and nurse the horse back to health despite all odds, even after euthanasia was advised.
What followed was a gruelling 4-hour amputation surgery for Malhar. Once, he sensed he was in good hands, he peacefully settled down for the surgery. Since then, multiple rounds of treatment have been carried out, since his foot was attached to his limb only by strings of ligaments.
Against all odds, Malhar got back on his feet thanks to a generous donor, who provided a shiny new prosthetic limb for him, and took his first tentative strides, after gentle urging and encouraging nuzzles.
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This is not the first time an animal has been given a much-needed second chance thanks to a cleverly designed and highly innovative prosthetic limb. Dr Tapesh Mathur, through his ‘Krishna Limb’ initiative, has been helping disabled animals back on their feet.
Finding a new lease of life by way of a prosthetic limb is a blessing for Malhar. Thanks to a dedicated team consisting of a manager, a veterinarian and trained animal handlers, he is taking his first pain-free steps in a long time!