VIDEO: 2-month-old emu runs again thanks to NC animal sanctuary

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Baby emu runs again thanks to NC animal sanctuary
Lemu the emu found a new set of wheels at Bella View Farm Animal Sanctuary and may have opened doors for animals like him in the future.

FRANKLIN, N.C. (WTVD) -- A 2-month-old emu named Lemu is back on its feet thanks to an animal sanctuary in North Carolina.

Lemu was found in Wisconsin, where he was found in a tote bag with a slipped tendon and was half the size of his siblings.

That's when Bella View Farm Animal Sanctuary in Franklin stepped in. They put out a plea to help get Lemu from Wisconsin to North Carolina so he could start his rehabilitation.

The sanctuary already had seven goats who use wheelchairs, so the team decided Lemu would get one as well and were able to do so from "Walkin' Pets."

Once Lemu got his new wheels he didn't walk, he ran!

"The wheels help stimulate him and prevent him from getting depressed," Rhonda Farrell said.

Lemu is the first of his kind to get the new wheels and those with the sanctuary hope it will open doors for more animals like him to find some newfound freedom.

If you would like to donate to Bella View Farm Animal Sanctuary, click here.