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Teen Inventor Helps GAC Dogs Walk Again

Posted on 07/22/2016

GAC’s Leah is wearing a similar model

Inventor Nikita Krishnan holds one of her leg splints

Inventor Nikita Krishnan holds one of her leg splints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikita Krishnan just celebrated her 16th birthday, but she’s already racked up some pretty impressive accomplishments. This Southern California teen is creating prosthetics to help  injured greyhounds like GAC’s Leah walk again.

Dr. Candy Lewis applies the splint to Leah’s broken leg

Dr. Candy Lewis applies the splint to Leah’s broken leg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterinarian Candy Lewis DVM used Nikita’s splint to help GAC’s Leah heal from a fractured back leg. It’s working! More prototypes are planned to fit a wide array of hounds.

Harmony Animal Hospital’s Darrell Roberts comforts GAC’s Leah

Harmony Animal Hospital’s Darrell Roberts comforts GAC’s Leah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nikita’s non-profit venture, Creature Comfort and Care was started two years ago after a family visit to India where the high school junior felt compelled to help numerous stray dogs suffering from broken or missing limbs.

With the help of volunteers at the local library in La Jolla, California, Nikita used a 3-D printer to create her first prosthetic. Besides helping dogs, she is also working on an artificial “shoe” for a Cooper’s Hawk with an injured claw.

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We are grateful to Nikita for offering her amazing products to the Greyhound Adoption Center. There are so many dogs that can use her help. Sweet Leah can’t wait to be up and running again thanks to one very talented young inventor with a heart for animals.

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