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Arlington Man Helps Give Disabled Duck New Waddle

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(Nashville, TN) A duck named Buttercup has a new reason to waddle.

A birth defect forced doctors to amputate the duck’s foot but his owner, MIke Garey, hatched a clever idea for a special prosthetic webbed-foot.

Garey, who works at Arlington’s Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary, created an image of Buttercup’s sister’s foot with a 3-D printer and a Nashville company volunteered to make it.

Buttercup took his new plastic foot for a test waddle Tuesday in Nashville, that’s where officials with Aflac Insurance also donated $3,000 to the Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary.