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Handicapped piglet gets donated wheelchair

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A piglet born without the use of its rear legs is getting wheels, thanks to a New Hampshire donor. WMUR-TV reported that the piglet, named Chris P. Bacon, was born on Jan. 13. Since then, thousands have watched him ride around in a makeshift wheelchair online. The owner, veterinarian Len Lucero of Clermont, Fla., said Chris P. Bacon has a congenital defect that makes its hind legs nonfunctional. Lucero, who adopted the pig, met Lisa-Marie Mulkern of the Nashua-based website handicappedpets.com at a veterinary conference in Florida. The website’s specialty is products and services that make handicapped pets mobile again. Mulkern donated a new wheelchair to the pig. Mulkern said it is the first time her company used a wheelchair on a piglet.

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