Photo1 Here’s the initial design for the first 3D-printed cart for Suzee, who is missing her right forelimb due to cancer. We will add a wheel and snow sled attachments to the bottom for different terrains.

MARCH 23, 2015 -- For the past 10 years, Animal Orthocare LLC has been dedicated to helping animals with mobility problems. Owner Derrick Campana’s commitment to researching, designing and testing a variety of orthotic and prosthetic models has helped us become a leader in the industry.

In addition to being at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of braces and prosthetics, we’ve made it part of our mission to help rescue organizations and other low-income patients afford these life-changing devices.

Now we need your help.

For the past two months, Animal Orthocare has been testing the capabilities of our new 3D-printing technology. We’re excited about the possibilities of these new tools; they’ve helped expedite the fabrication process and allowed us to see more patients.

Now we are in need of a larger printer that would enable us to print out prototypes for orthotics and prosthetics instead of just models. The new equipment would also allow us to print cost-effective parts that will withstand the wear and tear of animal mobility.

And, because word has been getting around about Animal Orthocare’s generosity to rescues and other patients with limited financial means, we’ve seen an increase in the number of patients in need of free or discounted devices. We care deeply about animal welfare want to widen our donation capability as more rescue organizations contact us for free or a highly reduced cost on these devices.

This is where you come in.

Animal Orthocare has recently launched two Kickstarter campaigns to raise money for both of these efforts.

Whether your pet has benefited from the work of Animal Orthocare or you’re passionate about helping disabled pets have a better quality of life, please consider making a donation.

Photo2 Here’s our first 3D-printed canine cart for Suzee, which we custom designed and manufactured.

Visit here to help pay for the new printer, software and ink that will allow Animal Orthocare to utilize the next generation of design technology and improve the efficiency and cost of the orthotics and prosthetics we manufacture.

Then, head over to this page to help defray the costs associated with helping rescues and other low-income patients.

To learn more about Animal Orthocare and read stories about our many happy patients, visit animalorthocare.com and follow us on Facebook.

We cannot thank you enough for your donations.