Rusty, the two-legged dog, has moved on. Adair County’s famous caninewas put to sleep at a Greenfield Veterinary Clinic earlier this week. Rusty’s owners, Bill and Alice Davis of rural Greenfield, nursed theAustralian blue healer through a number of accidents. Rusty lost two legs adecade ago when he jumped into a hay mower, and he was run over threedifferent times. However, Rusty continued to help Davis herd cattle untillast week, when the 13-year-old dog lost its appetite. Davis took the dogto Iowa State University vets for tests.Rather than risky, painful surgery, Davis decided to put Rusty to sleep.Davis says the local vet and vets at I-S-U helped Rusty live longer thananyone would have expected. Davis says Rusty was a member of the family.
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