A woman who recently lost her dog to cancer has paid almost £400 to allow a puppy born with six legs to have a wheelchair.

News Shopper was the first to report how a Labrador-cross, named Roo because she jumps on her back legs like a Kangaroo, was born with two extra front limbs.

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READ: Orpington owner of adorable puppy with SIX limbs pleas for help

The story even reached Fox News and a kind stranger, who doesn’t want to be named, has since paid for Roo to have a wheelchair to allow her to get around.

"I’m shocked at the amount of generosity from people and the attention she has received via press," owner Lauren Salmon, 33, from Orpington, told News Shopper.

"When you Google it her name comes up in Poland and America and people have nicked her video and posted on YouTube."

Her son, Luke, 15, wanted a new dog a few weeks ago and knew he had to have Roo after seeing her online.

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They are now "best friends" and the puppy has helped Luke, who suffers with psoriasis, with his confidence.

"Luke has cut the paper cuttings out of the News Shopper and the Metro and kept them," Lauren said.

"He is happy people are becoming aware of animals born with extra limbs and he hopes people won’t look to destroy them in future."

The good citizen stranger, who lives in Bexleyheath, contacted the family after losing her dog.

Her dog died of cancer and she wanted to help Roo after hearing her unique story.

"Her attitude was that in her dog’s memory she wanted to do something good," Lauren said.

Roo is now getting used to the wheels and will be going on walks as soon as she builds enough strength.

"She still can’t move on the grass the lazy mare," Lauren laughed.

Lauren will meet the stranger who paid for the wheels while out walking with Roo.

"We will meet her halfway in the wheels and she can have a cuddle with Roo which she can’t wait for," Lauren added. "I’m overwhelmed that she donated a wheelchair to let Roo have a normal life."

Lauren is a Caremark carer and on Sunday (August 25) she is bringing Roo for her first ever public appearance for a charity fun day.

The event take place at Crofton School from 12pm until 4pm and Lauren welcomed anyone looking to meet Roo to drop by.