VACAVILLE (CBS13) — A local disabled lamb is getting his big break as the model for a national calendar.

“Scooter McScooterson” was rescued at just two-weeks-old by Vacaville-based animal sanctuary The Funky Chicken Rescue after he suddenly lost the use of his back legs.

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Working with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Scooter got a special spinal surgery that was the first-ever done on a lamb. He is now slowly regaining his strength – and is gaining more use of his back legs.

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Scooter’s story helped him get featured in the 2021 “Walkin’ Pets” calendar, which helps raise pet mobility awareness and celebrates the spirit of handi-capable animals.

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Proceeds from the calendar are donated to the Handicapped Pets Foundation.