Paralyzed bunny uses miniature skateboard to move around

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Paralyzed Bunny Uses Miniature Skateboard to Move Around

Accustomed to tending to the land and animals on their farm, the folks running Overlook Acres in Amsterdam, NY, are no stranger to nurturing things back to life. During the recent cold winter months, however, their farm saw six litters of bunnies born back to back -- many of whom were lost due to the frigid temperatures.

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But thanks to the awe-inspiring tender loving care of a woman named Christine Griffith, the remaining bunnies were looked after and bottle fed until they became healthy enough to make it on their own. Among the furry survivors she came into contact with was a tiny white bunny who she found half frozen and paralyzed from the waist down. According to a Facebook post describing the bunny's journey back to health, Griffith decided to get crafty and come up with a way for the bunny to get around:

"Normally this circumstance would result in putting the animals down and out of his misery but he didn't seem to be in any pain. He managed to still pull himself around the floor and was moving faster than the other babies. So, Christine took it upon herself to buy a $1 skateboard toy at the dollar store and manufacture a mini wheel chair body for this little guy."


Appropriately, she dubbed the little guy, 'Wheels,' who has since become an Internet sensation. The video above, which shows him putting his new contraption to the test, has racked up over 22 million views to date. Wheels' story has even inspired the farm's owners to create a children's picture book, a project which has hit Kickstarter and has thus far reached a third of its goal.

See below to see Wheels on the go:

Wheelz is having some playtime with his buddies - they can't keep up on the wood floors!!! Don't worry though they are...

Posted by Overlook Acres on Saturday, February 20, 2016
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