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
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
||Our Annual Fundraiser at Running Hare
Vineyard was a big success thanks to all the people that support our
work at Pets with Disabilities.
YOU to everyone that bought tickets, made donations to the
silent auction, and sponsored our event. Thank you to all the
volunteers that helped and Thank you to Sharon Sirkis for
organizing yet another fabulous event.
Event Sponsors -
Lisa and Jeff Seibert (adopters/
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
Kobe came to us from a rural VA shelter where he ended up as a
stray. Becoming a stray was probably one of the best things that
could have happened to him.
Kobe is broken mentally and physically. He is Heartworm Positive,
has a previously broken and healed back leg, his other rear leg has
a torn ligament, he is incredibly skinny, which with further vet
work it has been determined that he probably has an underlying GI
disease, but this cannot be confirmed until his heartworm is under
control. Once his heartworm treatment is complete and the
cardiologist feels it is safe for him to undergo anesthesia, Kobe
will then have a test to confirm if he has a GI Disease, he also
will be neutered and his ortho issues can be addressed.
Kobe has not experienced much positive human attention in his
short life. He is disconnected from humans and more connected with
the other dogs. We are working on this daily showing him it is OK to
trust us and we are here to help him. He is a sad case of human
neglect and abuse but we are hopeful over the next several months we
can make this boy healthy and find him a forever loving home!
He has a long road ahead of him, and needs all the support he can
Kobe is in need of many angels.
Pete came to us from a local Maryland shelter as a stray. He has
severe orthopedic issues with his hind legs, and has already been
seen by orthopedic. Surgical repair is schedule to begin soon. This
will certainly be a game changer for this sweet dog, as he has
been suffering for years with this a painful and abnormal gait.
UPDATE: Pete has undergone his first surgery to his left back
leg, he is recuperation is going great, and hope in a month or 2 we
can get his 2nd back leg surgery. We can't wait to see his
Pete is in need of many angels.
Estimated vet costs = $8000