DO YOU HAVE A WHEELCHAIR YOU WOULD
LIKE TO DONATE TO THE RESCUE??
DO YOU NEED A WHEELCHAIR FOR
PLEASE CONTACT Mike
If you are currently living with a wheelchair dog and need some
support or have some questions
PLEASE CONTACT Elizabeth
you are considering adopting a blind dog or your dog is becoming
visually impaired and you need some expert knowledge and support
PLEASE CONTACT Virginia
For people wanting to adopt a
deaf dog and or people needing help in learning how to communicate
with your deaf dog
PLEASE CONTACT AnnMaria
For courtesy listings, send
bio and pictures and contact information to
friends working for the Federal Government...
please remember our CFC
number when filling out and submitting your fall pledge
Over the years, your CFC contributions have been
invaluable to continuing our efforts.
National Capital Area CFC Number 71315
THANK YOU TO ALL THE ADOPTERS, VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORTERS THAT
ATTENDED OUR ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE!
It was a fun day of dogs
and good people. We are always humbled at the overwhelming support
of what we do at Pets with Disabilities!
We also heard from several people that were
unable to attend - but sent in a donation to make the event any even
bigger success! A BIG THANK YOU to all of you
VERY EXCITED TO INTRODUCE
"HEALING HEARTS - CRITICAL CARE TEAM" OF
Join a team of caring individuals
supporting the extraordinary efforts of Pets with Disabilities.
This logo will
be displayed next to each dog that uses these funds – “critical
care” – unexpected expenses – life saving medical attention.
All of our dogs at Pets
with Disabilities are disabled. They are the dogs that are overlooked because of “the defect”
people see on the outside - people typically aren't willing to take the
time to see the wagging tail of the deaf dog chasing the ball across the
yard, or the blind dog going up a flight of stairs to get the treat or
hug they know is waiting for them, or the 3 legged dog run like the wind
with their friends in the joy of living.
We have several fund raisers every year to support our rescue
efforts. We anticipate each dog coming into the rescue program will
require $1000-$1500 in “typical” medical needs – and our fundraisers
help us cover those costs. Once a dog is accepted at PWD,
make a COMMITMENT to that dog
- whatever it takes, for however long they need. We can see the obvious
external needs of a dog, but until they get to our vetting team, we
really don't know what the real medical implications will be to help a
dog become as healthy as they can be. The
“Healing Hearts – Critical Care Team”
is necessary to provide on-going, available funds to cover the
extraordinary cases we encounter.
For example, in one 3 week period - those needs were
generating well over $10,000 in medical bills. This is our commitment to the dogs that find their way to PWD -
the commitment of our hearts, our time, our energy, our sleepless nights
of worry, and money! We can make that commitment because it's the right
thing to do , but it also takes a lot of time and effort away from the
daily needs of the rescue and other dogs to do the additional fund
raising to cover these costs.
regular monthly gifts provide a consistent, reliable income stream
that allows us to spend less time fundraising—and more time saving
lives. Becoming a member of the PWD CCT is an easy, efficient and
tax-deductible way to fight neglect and make a difference for disabled
dogs all year long.
Please help us continue to be a voice for the unbroken spirit of the
They truly give us a chance to witness miracles of spirit -
we can only accomplish this with your support.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE TEAM!
Critical Care Team
helps more dogs in
Meet the "FEARLESS FOURSOME"
- their heartbreaking stories
will be on the website soon -
NOW, we are focused on
providing the URGENT vet care
WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP
TO COVER THESE COSTS!
Meet 4 amazing survivors! We
have nick named them the
"fearless foursome." These 4
needed us in ways we have never
encounter before in our years of
rescue. It has been an
incredibly challenging time for
us because of the extent of
from torture and abuse at the
hands of humans. These 4
landed here, and we believe they
deserve every chance to get the
help they need. Healing is
underway medically and
emotionally. We are taking one
day at a time and we are
beginning to see more wagging
tails. Their recovery will take
months and be very costly.
Please consider a
donation to their care.
Foursome Angels - Thank YOU!
Fenton for Oprah
-Millie Groobey for Siri and Sun
SIRI - 12
yrs old, came to us blind with an open gaping wound in her head
UPDATE: Siri has undergone 2 surgeries to repair her head wound and
broken jaw, she still is recuperating and has a few more procedures
planned. She now has a great appetite and has gained some much
SUN - 8
yrs old, broken leg due to human torture required amputation
UPDATE: Sun is the most fearful dog, but continues to make progress
with us. Day by day, she is allowing more petting and is now taking
treats from our hands. It's very humbling to watch her decide PWD
is a safe place to experience a different life and different
3 yrs old, missing one eye,
blind in the other
UPDATE: Our eye doctor confirmed Oprah's blindness was caused by a
very traumatic incident. Although Oprah's short life has been
extremely heartbreaking, she has proven to be a sweet pup that is
ready to find her forever family.
yrs old, came with an open
acid burn on her side. Requires daily
cleaning and months of healing
UPDATE: Meseda's skin burn continues to improve daily, she has been
a great patient (very tolerant and kind) with her daily cleaning and