Video Credit: CEN/@petwheelchairmalaysia
A Malaysian couple has produced over 150 wheelchairs and walking aids for disabled animals after adopting a paraplegic pooch.
Wong Che Wey and his wife Cheng Yee Leng launched the company ‘Dog Wheelchair Malaysia’ in 2017.
They reportedly run the company from their home in the town of Klang in the western Malaysian state of Selangor.
The company produces wheelchairs for disabled pets or those that are too weak to stand on their own which usually results in them being put down.
Wong told Central European News (CEN) that everything started when they adopted a dog named Frosty, saying: “We made the first wheelchair for Frosty. He was adopted from a shelter that could not continue to look after him.”
He began searching for equipment that would help the dog be mobile, but only found expensive wheelchairs that cost over 2,000 MYR (365 GBP) so he decided to make his own.
Wong told CEN: “As the imported wheelchair prices were so high, we looked for other options.”
Since then, the kindhearted couple has made over 150 wheelchairs for dogs.
Wong told CEN: “On weekends, we make an average of four wheelchairs as my wife and I both work during the week.
“It is so rewarding to see disabled animals being able to move around and play with others.”
Every wheelchair is tailored for the individual dog’s needs and costs between 250 MYR (45 GBP) and 450 MYR (82 GBP) depending on the size and type, according to local media.
Besides dogs they have also made wheelchairs for cats and rabbits.
In the video footage, Frosty the dog is seen moving about in his nifty wheelchair.
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