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Oct
24
Homemade Wheelchairs for Animals Give Strays a Second Chance

Eight years ago in Tainan, Taiwan, Pan Chieh’s coworker saved a disabled dog that had been injured in a car accident. The city’s stray dogs and cats are frequently involved in car collisions, and at the time, wheelchairs for animals were very expensive. So Chieh—an engineer—decided to construct one himself. But he didn't stop there. To date, Chieh has constructed around 400 wheelchairs to help Taiwan’s disabled animals get around easier. By using simple materials that cost around $30, Chieh can build a wheelchair in just an hour and a half. In his words, Chieh’s ultimate goal is to inspire others to help these animals get a second chance at seeing the world. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com