Pirelli relaxes in 11Alive's green room before appearing on the morning show.
ATLANTA -- It's been a very busy school year for Pirelli, the Canine Assistants service dog who was born without a foot.
Our morning show mascot has been visiting schools around metro Atlana, teaching children about tolerance and overcoming obstacles as part of 11Alive's Hope and Weather tour with meteorologist Chesley McNeil.
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One company was so moved that it came forward to help improve Pirelli's life. Hangar Inc. is known for prosthetics. Its employees have helped thousands of humans and many animals live empowered lives. They created the tail for Winter, the dolphin that inspired the movie "Dolphin Tale." Now they're creating a custom prosthetic foot for Pirelli for free!