Meet Duncan Lou Who, the cute boxer puppy with just two legs

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good News
November 27, 2013

Duncan Lou Who, a 4-month-old boxer puppy, was born with a pelvis and rear legs too deformed for help from corrective surgery.

Last month, the puppy had his hind legs amputated. And while he has access to multiple custom wheelchairs, the energetic pup needs very little help to get around on his own.

Watch the two-legged cutie make a run for it below.

"I cannot describe the gratitude, the inspiration, the humility, the joy, the pride I get from our rescue," Duncan's owner, Amanda Giese of Panda Paws Rescue, told KING-TV.

"Duncan is my hero," she said. "For those who said I was an animal abuser for removing his severely deformed legs to give him a chance, for those who sent me hate mail and doubted this boy, suggesting we should just euthanize him — you are wrong. Thank goodness this baby boy landed in our loving home!"

Duncan now undergoes regular physical therapy, massage therapy and hydrotherapy to help straighten his spine, which was twisted by the pressure his deformed legs put on it.

"In just four weeks we have turned his pelvis that was at a 90 degree contortion to a 45 degree contortion," Giese wrote of Duncan's hydrotherapy progress on YouTube. "That is a major hurdle & I can only see it getting better every week!"

She added that the puppy is not in pain, has 100 per cent bowel and bladder control, and is learning to use a wheelchair to "help keep his spine as straight as possible."

"Duncan will continue to face every obstacle to come with grace and perseverance. He will change lives and he will be the light at the darkest hour for many because he is the definition of life," Giese told KING-TV.