- Shaine Kilyun, 16, has made it her mission to provide disabled animals mobility through hand-crafted wheelchairs.
- Her mobility devices have since changed and saved the lives of many animals.
- The devices are also customizable and low-cost, which allows for substantial savings.
Two years ago, a teenager from Minnesota started studying how to hand-craft wheelchairs for disabled animals. After a process of trial and error, Shaine Kilyun, 16, has made it her mission to provide them mobility.
Shaine’s Wheelies Dog and Cat Wheelchairs have been offering “custom, handmade, and low-cost wheelchairs for specially-abled dogs, cats & pets,” at only the cost of her materials.
This means substantial savings. While similar devices for large-breed dogs can cost $1,000 from more traditional sources, Shaine’s devices only cost $300.
Shaine told FOX-9, “I just love animals, and I wanted to make a difference somehow. I’ve saved a few lives, and I really hope to save more.”
Shaine has created different kinds of devices customized to the particular animal’s needs. Her devices have also helped animals of ranging sizes, from a tiny Chihuahua from Ohio to a Great Dane from Oregon.
She has helped dogs, cats, and a hedgehog. She is now planning to create devices for ducks.
Shaine also wants to help shelter pets. One of her latest clients is a paraplegic pup named Scooter. The Home For Life Animal Sanctuary helped transport Scooter from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. in the hopes of providing him with what he needs and helping him get adopted by a loving family.
Shaine’s efforts are greatly appreciated, not just by the creatures she helps, but also by the staff at animal shelters and sanctuaries.
Her passion has also inspired others to contribute by helping with her expenses.
“A lot of people have reached out and donated, which is just incredible,” Shaine told FOX-9.
You can aid Shaine’s mission by donating via Zelle to Wheeliesdogwheelchairs@gmail.com.
Source: Good News Network