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by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes.

Despite the personally-crushing announcement that she would be pulling out of this year’s Olympics due to a knee injury, skier Lindsey Vonn is finding solace with a new shelter pup named Leo.

The tie that bonds? Leo suffers from a similar knee injury.

“This definitely brightened my day – I adopted this 9 month old cutie from an animal shelter. He has a bad knee from being hit by a car when he was a puppy and no one wanted him … but I do!!” she wrote on Facebook Wednesday, posting a photo of Leo.

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She added: “I encourage anyone looking for an animal to adopt from a shelter and save a life! #bumkneebuddies

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • DHReader

    awesome Lindsey, what a noble gesture !!