CARE they need, LOVE they deserve.
Our disabled pets are incredible. Once we get a comprehensive understanding of an animals' disability, medical etiology, limitations and future management, these animals are ready to find a loving home. Their new owners need to accept them for who they are. In fact, sometimes they pull off tremendous heroic and athletic feats! Blind, one-eyed, deaf and three-legged pets can live full happy lives – just spend some time with one and you’ll see how much they can enjoy a wide range of activities and certainly can give just as much love as any animal. Dogs and cats who are born with a disability, or acquire it early in life, have no idea they’re different, and even adult and older pets can most often adapt to disabilities that humans would find hard to manage. Overtime, sometimes with our aid or often through their own skills of adaptation, they modify and frolic on.
Blind or Limited Vision Animals
Animals with visual limitations tend to be clumsy and distracted, and they tend to bump into things or have delayed responding when called. As they adapt and learn to navigate their environment they use their senses of smell, hearing and touch to get around. Dogs and cats memorize their paths within their environments. Blind pets can be just as amazing as sighted pets.
Deaf Cats or Limited Hearing Animals
Since dogs and cats normally have such a tremendous sense of hearing, it would seem that a loss of this sense would be devastating. However, dogs and cats adapt quite well, and become more sensitive to vibrations they feel. Animals have excellent senses of body language, so communicating with them is not as difficult as expected. Deaf pets may not respond to spoken words but read movement and signals like any other pet.
Three-Legged Animals or Limited Ambulation
For most, seeing a three-legged animal may make them feel sad, but most of them are perfectly adept at doing everything four-legged animals can do. Some can do more. Most three-legged animal do not need any special accommodations to live normal lives, other than making extra sure they maintain a healthy weight. Their body weight has one less leg to bear it, which causes more stress on the other leg joints. These animals still enjoy a life of jumping, running and playing.
Love a Disabled Pet!
Our organization believes every animal deserves to have a good life in a loving home, and should not be overlooked in animal controls or shelters because of a disability. A disability doesn’t necessarily mean the animal will be harder to care for, and certainly won’t make him/her any less lovable. If a family is looking to bring a second cat into their home, it’s good to know the first cat is more likely to accept a disabled animal! They pose less of a challenge to the first animal, thus less intimating. Imperfections can often make these animals more than perfect!
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