Nikita Krishnan just celebrated her 16th birthday, but she’s already racked up some pretty impressive accomplishments. This Southern California teen is creating prosthetics to help injured greyhounds like GAC’s Leah walk again.
Veterinarian Candy Lewis DVM used Nikita’s splint to help GAC’s Leah heal from a fractured back leg. It’s working! More prototypes are planned to fit a wide array of hounds.
Nikita’s non-profit venture, Creature Comfort and Care was started two years ago after a family visit to India where the high school junior felt compelled to help numerous stray dogs suffering from broken or missing limbs.
With the help of volunteers at the local library in La Jolla, California, Nikita used a 3-D printer to create her first prosthetic. Besides helping dogs, she is also working on an artificial “shoe” for a Cooper’s Hawk with an injured claw.
We are grateful to Nikita for offering her amazing products to the Greyhound Adoption Center. There are so many dogs that can use her help. Sweet Leah can’t wait to be up and running again thanks to one very talented young inventor with a heart for animals.