This story comes from way up north in Manitoba, Canada where a paralyzed puppy is teaching people to never give up. In late January Gizzy was found dragging himself on the side of the road after being hit by a car. One of his hind legs was shattered and the other paralyzed. He had infections on his belly and legs. Yet even with all of this bad luck, the puppy’s will to survive can be a lesson to all of us. [Read more…]
Stories of amazing pets who have suffered a handicap or disability or paralysis.
My dogs are my favorite Valentines. It has been a short four months since Bailey and Olivia became roommates, but if you saw them you would think they have been together since puppyhood. Their bond is stronger than any of my previous dogs. They genuinely like each other.
The funny thing is Olivia was not my first choice to be Bailey’s new roomie. She’s small, even for a Beagle, and kind of pudgy. I didn’t think she could keep up with Bailey’s energetic personality. But lucky for Bailey and me, adding Olivia to our family has turned out to be the best decision ever. Life in my home is so joyful, I wish I could freeze time. [Read more…]
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.