April 2, 2015 6:06 PM EDT

Here’s a story warming the hearts of dog lovers around the Internet. A Rottweiler named Brutus living in Loveland, Colo., had his paws removed because of a severe case of frostbite he got when a previous owner left him out in the cold as a puppy, according to a statement by Colorado State University. At two years old, he is now learning to walk again thanks to four prosthetic limbs from OrthoPets Denver and therapy from the school’s James L. Voss teaching hospital.

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