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54-year-old American travels on his expense more than 12,000 km to deliver prosthetic limb for injured horse Shaktiman.

A 54-years-old American travelled more than 12,000 km at his own expense to deliver a prosthetic limb for the injured police horse Shaktiman in Dehradhun, who underwent an amputation surgery last month.

images_1460715900Shaktiman, the horse underwent a surgery after he suffered multiple fractures on its left hind leg after being brutally attacked by BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi.

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The report said that Mahoney stumbled upon the post made by artificial limb expert Jamie Vaughan who was treating Shaktiman, asking if anyone travelling to India would be willing to carry the leg along as it would have to be couriered from Virginia and would take 8 to 10 days to reach Dehradun.Tim Mahoney of Kentucky, a former banker travelled to India after he saw the Facebook post seeking help to deliver a prosthetic limb, reported a leading daily.

Shaktiman was fitted with the artificial leg on April 9, the next day Mahoney arrived in India.

Dehradun: The injured police horse Shaktimaan, whose leg was amputed recently and replaced with an artificial leg, in Dehradun on Friday. PTI Photo    (PTI3_18_2016_000097B)

The injured police horse Shaktimaan, whose leg was amputed recently and replaced with an artificial leg, in Dehradun on Friday. Even though Mahoney had never met Vaughan he decided to deliver the leg for Shaktiman. Mahoney flew to Virginia, collected the prosthetic leg from the manufacturing centre and then took a flight to New York

“I saw the post and took the decision to deliver the artificial leg to Dehradun,“ Mahoney told the daily.

Stating that he is in love with this great country, Mahoney said, “Each visit was a memorable one and perhaps it was the love for animals and for this country, its people and culture that led me to bring the prosthetic leg.“

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