Charlie Sparkle’s purpose in life is to make people happy. Born with Spina bifida, the 3-year-old English bulldog works his magic every week as a certified therapy dog in Logan, Utah. He scoots through the halls of the Sunshine Foundation’s Terrace Grove Assisted Living putting a smile on the faces of the residents. [Read more…]
Animal lovers in Juniata County, PA are pulling together because a paralyzed Labrador/ Great Dane puppy needs a miracle. I hope you’ll join their effort by sharing Wyatt’s story. The ordeal began on January 7 when State police were called about a young dog lying on the side of a road. Officials think Wyatt was hit by a car. They transported him to a local veterinary hospital where it was discovered the 55 pound puppy had multiple fractures in his spine.
One Dog At A Time rescue came forward to care for Wyatt. They are hopeful he will walk again if he can be examined by a veterinary Neurologist. [Read more…]
The plight of farm animals born with disabilities can be pretty grim. Trident is a beautiful 6-month-old colt that was bred to pull carts and plows on an Amish farm. He was born with a deformity to his hind leg that makes it nearly impossible for him to walk. His owners wanted him euthanized. Luckily volunteers at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary had other ideas for the baby horse.
The sanctuary helped this baby horse get a new leg. [Read more…]
The dog in the video below touched my heart. He is a Labrador retriever born with dwarfism. The condition is a rare defect. His body is shaped like a full-sized Lab, but his legs are underdeveloped. They bow and keep him from growing to a normal height. Dogs with dwarfism suffer from joint pain and have problems walking.
Just when I think I have heard about every way a pet can develop mobility problems, I am surprised to learn something new. [Read more…]
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Susan Fulcher has been grooming dogs for 40 years. During that time she found herself becoming more involved in animal rescue and fostering hard to place dogs and cats. At the suggestion of a customer she turned her love for pets into a haven for special animals. Dharma Rescue turns death row disabled pups into therapy dogs.
Dharma Rescue saves disabled dogs from high-risk shelters and transforms their lives. [Read more…]