Precious baby emu gets life-saving surgery - | WBTV Charlotte

Precious baby emu gets life-saving surgery

Peaches (Kristen Hampton | WBTV) Peaches (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)
INDIAN TRAIL, NC (WBTV) -

Peaches the baby emu can’t walk properly or even stand because of a poorly developed left leg. The small flightless bird is now getting a second chance at life thanks to the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.

Peaches is scheduled to undergo surgery to fix her leg Monday afternoon.

“She’s going to break the bone and put it in position, then put a series of fixator rings on it,” said Angela Santaniello, a volunteer who’s fostering Peaches.

Currently, Peaches undergoes physical therapy several times a day while wearing a harness. Santaniello helps simulate weight-bearing on the bird’s functioning leg so it doesn’t lose muscle tone.

Peaches doesn’t seem to have a clue there’s anything wrong with her leg. She quietly peeps while hopping around in search of mealworms.

Without surgery, Peaches wouldn’t stand much of a chance.

Copyright 2016 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Dog poop feud among Rock Hill neighbors escalates to mysteriously delivered bag of ...

    Dog poop feud among Rock Hill neighbors escalates to mysteriously delivered bag of ...

    Sunday, March 26 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-03-26 18:54:23 GMT
    This dog is not believed to be a suspect in the neighborhood disputeThis dog is not believed to be a suspect in the neighborhood dispute

    Have you had your fill, so to speak, of neighbors using your lawn as one big canine restroom? Well, one Rock Hill woman told police she was victimized in what may be an escalating dog poop war in that town’s Ridge Pointe neighborhood, reports the Rock Hill Herald. 

    More >>

    Have you had your fill, so to speak, of neighbors using your lawn as one big canine restroom? Well, one Rock Hill woman told police she was victimized in what may be an escalating dog poop war in that town’s Ridge Pointe neighborhood, reports the Rock Hill Herald. 

    More >>
  • Domestic disturbance in NE Charlotte ends in shooting

    Domestic disturbance in NE Charlotte ends in shooting

    Sunday, March 26 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-03-26 17:03:51 GMT

    A man was shot in northeast Charlotte Sunday morning in what family members say was the result of violent domestic disturbance. Police say the incident happened just before 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Prospect Drive. The father of the woman who lives at the home told WBTV his daughter, her baby, and another man were at the home when an ex-boyfriend arrived and kicked the door in.  The father said the ex-boyfriend started beating the woman when the other man at the home sh...

    More >>

    A man was shot in northeast Charlotte Sunday morning in what family members say was the result of violent domestic disturbance. Police say the incident happened just before 8 a.m. in the 1900 block of Prospect Drive. The father of the woman who lives at the home told WBTV his daughter, her baby, and another man were at the home when an ex-boyfriend arrived and kicked the door in.  The father said the ex-boyfriend started beating the woman when the other man at the home sh...

    More >>
  • Family: Please help us, lost phone has only photos of our baby who died

    Family: Please help us, lost phone has only photos of our baby who died

    Friday, March 24 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-03-24 20:32:17 GMT

    But for a Charlotte mom, losing her cell phone means losing some of the last pictures she has of her little baby boy Ashton, who died in November.

    More >>

    But for a Charlotte mom, losing her cell phone means losing some of the last pictures she has of her little baby boy Ashton, who died in November.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly