Bᴜʟʟɪᴇᴅ Teen Adopts Unwanted ‘Kangaroo’ Puppy Born With 6 Legs

Roo is an eight-week-old Labrador mix who got her name from a kangaroo because of the way she tends to hop around using her back legs. When she walks, Roo leans on her elbows and sticks her bottom up in the air.

While her odd little way of getting around sometimes is a little troublesome, the reason is because Roo was actually born with six legs – two extra ones in the front.

Lauren Salmon, 33, from Orpington, Kent, recently bought Roo from breeders in Essex two weeks ago after her son Luke, 15, spotted the special pup online.

Lauren has now contacted Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick – the specialist who stars in Channel 4’s ‘The Supervet’ – to see if he can help to improve Roo’s mobility, because her extra legs get in the way when she’s walking.

“When she jumps up on us she looks like a kangaroo, hence the name,” Lauren said. “But when she walks, she sort of staggers on her elbows with her bum in the air, like an army crawl.”

“It’s sad but it’s cute at the same time because she is so full of energy,” she continued.

Roo has fitted perfectly in the family, and she gets on with all the other pets as well as Luke’s three siblings.

“We absolutely love Roo to pieces. She’s is just a normal dog to us, just with a couple of extra bits. Her special legs don’t cause her any ᴘᴀɪɴ, and it’s easy to see just how full of life she is,” Salmon said. “She’s full of puppy energy, so we’d describe her as placid but playful.”

Roo’s adorable life is showcased on her very own Facebook page, and as well as featuring in the stories of many UK newspapers, she’s gained followers from all over the world.

Meanwhile, Lauren is currently working with Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick to see what can be done to help improve Roo’s mobility. While her two extra legs hinder Roo from walking like a normal dog, they don’t cause her any ᴘᴀɪɴ.

 

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