Elsa, a 3-year-old snow white German shepherd, would often whine when she saw the other dog in her household running and playing. A birth defect left her with only three complete limbs; her left front leg was pawless. The best she could do was limp.
But that may soon change for Elsa and another canine, thanks to students in an integrated anatomy/physiology and drawing II class at i3 New Tech Academy in Palm Coast.
The students have been working all year on designing and creating prosthetic limbs for the two dogs.
“If we can get her in the game, that would be great,” Parrish said.