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>> Cola was the victim of a violent attack. A neighbor in Thailand hacking off his legs with a sword after he chewed a pair of shoes. But his luck changed when he was rescued by the animal charity, The Soi Dog Foundation. They contacted prosthetic specialist Bendt Soderberg at the local hospital who made Cola the world's first canine blade runner.
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The foundation campaigns to end animal cruelty and it doesn't get much worse than what happened to Cola.>> Yeah, we get many dogs, cruelty cases. One or two of a day, so badly damaged, it takes a long time before they learn to trust humans again. So here you have a dog that had its front leg hacked off by a human being.
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No reason why, really. The dog doesn't understand why, and literally then, you need heal and he's giving his trust again to human beings and showing devotion and love to human beings.>> Said Cola is an inspiration.>> And I actually think that Cola is part of that changing attitude as well, because you can see that a dog gets a pair of prostheses, and can play around just like any other dog.
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So it's an attitude change, and when people see that they say, well, if a dog can do that why cannot I do that?>> The Soi Dog Foundation's campaign to end the trade in dog meat across Asia since 2003, rescuing more than 15,000 dogs destined for the dinner table, made at least one dog very happy again.