Boy raises money to buy wheelchair for recently handicapped dog

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LEXINGTON, Kentucky (WLEX) -- A dog with a wheelchair. It may not sound normal, but for a Lexington family it was the only option.

It's something that is hard to watch, especially if it's your own dog.

"He fell down the whole set of stairs and the next day his feet were sort of dragging and we realized [what] had happened to him," said owner, Ryder.

9-year-old Cacious was diagnosed with degenerative mylopathy last Fall.

"We knew the next step was to get him some wheels," said Lyssa McConathy, Ryder's mother.

It was 8-year-old Ryder, who considers the dog another brother, who decided to raise money to buy the several hundred dollar wheelchair needed... by selling key chains and magnets.

Ryder raised $315 in a matter of days. More than enough to buy Cash his first set of wheels.

The McConathy family says the leftover money raised will be donated to the Humane Society.

While Cacious is still getting used to the apparatus, he's just a few steps behind Ryder when stepping out into the yard.

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