12/15/2014 12:27 EST | Updated 02/14/2015 05:59 EST

Dog found frozen on ice gets new legs

A Saskatchewan dog who lost his hind legs after being found frozen on the ice is back on all fours today.

Regina's Lakewood Animal Hospital recently posted an update on the health of Hector, born to a stray in La Loche in January 2013.

However, it was not a happy introduction to the world — the puppy was found frozen to the ground and as a result his hind legs and tail had to be amputated.

Hector was adopted by a family that approached the hospital about getting him some prosthetic legs.

The hospital obtained the artificial legs, but after problems with fit and comfort were discovered, a company was enlisted to come up with a new design.

This time, the artificial legs were a success.

However, it was an expensive process, so a steak dinner fundraiser was held to pay the bills. Local businesses also contributed.

Hector is now back on his paws and has been visiting patients at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre in Regina.