Our animal friends are extremely resilient. Pets that go blind or deaf, for instance, quickly learn to rely on their other senses. Pets that have lost a limb can also go on to lead happy lives. Many of our furry pals can learn to get around just fine on three legs! Even being partially paralyzed isn’t an insurmountable obstacle: little wheelchairs help animals without the use of their back legs zip around. You may find that these special pets are super grateful that someone loved them enough to give them a home, and can be extremely loving and loyal.
While sometimes special-needs pets do have some additional costs, they may not be as expensive as you would think. Don’t just assume that adopting one of these sweet pets will be too expensive. Talk to your vet or a local animal shelter. You may also find that shelters offer special-needs pets at lower prices, or may offer to help with veterinary care.
How To Help
If this isn’t the right time for you to bring another furkid into your household, you can still help specially-abled pets that need loving forever homes. Consider donating time, goods, or money to an animal charity that helps special-needs pets. Fostering may be another option. If you think this may be a good alternative for you, inquire about it at a local shelter. Even spreading the word on social media can be useful. When it comes to helping animals in need, every little bit counts!
Please contact us for assistance with a special-needs pet. As your local Leesburg, VA pet clinic, we are dedicated to providing excellent veterinary care.