by The Associated Press
Monday, March 29, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A young husky named Abner is competing in sled dog races just months after losing his rear left leg.
Abner lost the leg in October when he impaled it on a stake in Two Rivers.
Some race organizers have declined to let Abner compete, figuring there's no way a three-legged dog can beat a four-legged one.
But musher Lynn Orbison has been able to enter him three times, and Abner even won money in this month's Jeff Studdert Passenger Race in Fairbanks.
Orbison has appealed to the International Sled Dog Racing Association to let handicapped dogs race everywhere.