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Future service dog gets fitted for prosthetic paw

7:03 PM, Feb 7, 2013   |    comments
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A puppy in the tri-cities is training to help people go through rehab, and she has a special trait that makes her uniquely fit for the job.

The golden retriever named Lily is missing a paw because of a complication during her birth. Wednesday, technicians fitted her for her very own prosthetic paw.

Occupational therapist Heather Mullin hopes Lily's experience will help her own patients who have to learn to use prosthetics.

"For them to be able to see her doing that would be beneficial to them and help them through that process," she said.

Doctors hope to get the final prosthetic paw for Lily next week. She'll start her official training to become a therapy dog when she turns six months old.

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