Abner is a Siberian Husky from Alaska who lost his leg two years ago after an accident severed his femoral artery. He recovered well but wasn’t happy with the sedentary lifestyle of an invalid. He still wanted to run, and he started destroying furniture because he was bored and frustrated . Lynn, his owner, was wise and hooked him up to a sled at the front of the pack, so he wouldn’t get dragged if he couldn’t keep up. Abner has never looked back!
Lynn has raced him several times, and has asked the International Sled Dog Association to allow handicapped dogs to race in bigger events such as the Iditarod.
What a feel good story! Abner is so much better off doing what he loves. He is physically fitter, and mentally happier than if his owner had hung up his harness. A disability never keeps a good dog down.