With nearly 1.5 million subscribers you have probably heard how the Vet Ranch YouTube Channel gets sick and injured dogs on their feet. But just in case Vet Ranch hasn’t been on your radar screen, here’s a story to get you caught up. I have to admit that I had not heard about this amazing project until a friend introduced me to their mission. Now I am hooked on watching the incredible videos of Dr. Matt and his team of veterinarians who are giving homeless pets a second chance. [Read more…]
Stories of amazing pets who have suffered a handicap or disability or paralysis.
If you want to add a little love bug to your life and are located in or around South Carolina, you have to meet Grace. She is sweet puppy paralyzed from a gunshot wound. She and her littermates were rescued by Angel’s Hope and all but Grace have found their forever homes. Angel’s Hope thinks Grace has been overlooked for adoption because of her disability. They are reaching out to experienced pet parents with special needs dogs.
Interested in Grace? Here is more information about her.
“Grace and her family had been homeless since she was born,” said April with Angel’s Hope. “When we were contacted about her she was around 3-4 months old. The littermates spent their days searching for food, a place to sleep, and kindness, but found none. We were told that they had been scavenging in people’s garbage and we assume that’s why Grace was shot.”
“The first vet that saw Grace suggested that we put her to sleep and offered little hope for her. We needed a second opinion before we made that decision and took Grace to a specialist in NC. The neurologist there felt that Grace could have a good quality of life and recommended surgery to remove the bullet and potentially give Grace the ability to walk again. However, once he was performing the surgery and could see the spinal cord more clearly, he found that it had been damaged and most likely Grace would never walk again.”
Since returning to Angel’s Hope, Grace has battled a couple of other health problems, but she is a fighter. She never gave up and today she is healthy other than her paralysis.
Grace has made great strides. She does underwater treadmill therapy, physical therapy, and acupuncture. The rescue group hopes this will improve her condition.
Grace is a little fearful when she meets new people, but she loves every new dog she meets. “That is when she is most at ease and most like a puppy,” said April. “You can see her desire to run and play and it’s both beautiful and heartbreaking.”
Potential pet parents apply here.
Angel’s Hope is committed to finding a loving home for Grace. They are willing to adopt out-of-state to the right potential pet parent. Their goal is get Grace into a stable environment that will give her the love and emotional support she needs.
You can learn more about Grace by contacting Angel’s Hope, Inc.
Here is a video of Grace at her first Easter egg hunt.
Grace meeting a new playmate.
I am reaching out to readers today to help the sweet dog pictured above. Her name is Aurora and she is a paralyzed refugee dog from Kuwait who needs a home ASAP.
The last time I wrote a post like this was to ask people to find a home for a disabled bomb sniffing dog named Igi. The German shepherd had worked alongside his handler at O’Hare International Airport for five years until he became paralyzed. More than 10,000 animal lovers shared Igi’s story and 130 people volunteered to give him a loving home.
I am hoping readers will work that same kind of magic for Aurora. Mission K9 Rescue has the funds to take her out of danger and send her to the USA. All they need is for a loving family to adopt her.
Igi went to live with April E. and her military family. His life has transformed from a service dog who worked for the Department of Homeland Security, to a treasured family pet. Yesterday I heard from April and an animal rescuer named Amy who fights for legislation against animal cruelty in Kuwait. Each wrote to me individually asking for help in getting the word out about Aurora. I hope you’ll share her story. [Read more…]
Here are two good news stories about amazing handicapped pets to ring in Spring 2017. I have to admit that I am happy to say goodbye to winter. I am also ready for some good news and hopefully you are as well. [Read more…]
Ellie May is so cute she should be on the cover of a magazine. The young piglet had a severe bout of Dippity Pig Syndrome that left her with two ruptured discs. Without the use of her hind legs, she was forced to drag herself around Windy’s Ranch & Rescue where she lives. Then last week, an animal lover and Handicapped Pets came to the rescue so the paralyzed pig won’t have to drag herself anymore. [Read more…]