16-year-old teen girl Shaine Kilyun from Minnesota has always loved animals and dreamed of changing their lives for the better.
Two years ago, she decided to fulfill her dream and started making wheelchairs for pets who, for some reason, lost the ability to move independently.
To learn how to make strollers, the girl watched hundreds of videos on YouTube and spent a lot of free time, but it was worth it.
Now the devices that Shaine creates are helping to save animals whose injuries and illnesses could lead to euthanasia.
“I just always loved animals and wanted to somehow improve their lives. I’ve already saved a few disabled pets from euthanasia, but I hope to save even more,” Shaine said.
Shaine founded her own mini-company, Wheelies Dog and Cat Wheelchairs, offering handmade and affordable wheelchairs for dogs, cats, and other pets with special needs.
The devices are really quite cheap, since the girl takes money only for materials.
For example, at Shaine’s company dog stroller costs about $300, while many other companies offer a similar device for $1,000.
To date, the indefatigable teenage girl has collected about a dozen models of strollers for a variety of animals, from the tiny Chihuahua to the huge Great Dane.
In addition to dogs and cats, Shaine also came up with unique vehicles for the hedgehog and duck.
The girl works with many shelters that were previously unable to purchase wheelchairs for their wards, but thanks to the girl, this has changed.
Despite the fact that after graduation, Shaine will have much less free time, she is going to continue her work on creating comfortable vehicles for disabled animals.