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Arthritic rooster gets around with special orthopedic shoes

By Ben Hooper
Arthritic rooster gets around with special orthopedic shoes
Ricky the rooster wears special shoes to relieve his arthritis pain. Screenshot: Newsflare

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A park-dwelling Canadian rooster named Ricky is getting around without discomfort thanks to a pair of special shoes designed to relieve his arthritis.

Ricky, found as a stray in Vancouver's Stanley Park, was rescued by park employees and now makes his permanent home at the facility.

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The rooster was found to be suffering from arthritis in his feet and was fitted with a special set of orthopedic shoes to relieve his discomfort.

A video shows Ricky walking around in his special braces.

"Ricky was a stray, found wandering in Stanley Park. Before the coyotes took advantage of this poor chap he was rescued and found his way into the hearts of the kind people that work in the park," the filmer wrote.

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