Disabled animals live
in the now and are remarkable in their will to live and enjoy
Animals With Disabilities (AWD) is a non-profit agency that supports
compassion for disabled pets and improves the quality of care for
household animals with neurological or physical disabilities, such
as birth defects, chronic disease or injuries sustained in an accident.
Through rescue, rehabilitation and the successful return to caring
homes, AWD gives disadvantaged pets a meaningful alternative to
long-term captivity or euthanasia.
In addition to treatment, support and humane shelter, AWD provides
public education and community outreach by:
- Providing disability information, training, management
skills and support to pet owners in an effort to keep pets in their
current homes instead of being surrendered to a shelter
- Sending properly trained and certified disabled pets
to visit schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events and the like
to provide therapeutic support, inspiration and joy to people with
disabilities or who may be dealing with life’s hardships
about disabled pets
AWD is expanding our small network of foster homes and
working toward a facility to help more animals. The facility will
provide a safe haven and socialization as well as proper training,
medical care, nutrition and a clean environment while the animals
are rehabilitated and await adoptive homes.
AWD is also developing a program to send properly trained and
certified disabled pets into the community as animal-assisted therapy
and activity representatives. Research shows that interacting with
animals can benefit human health and wellbeing. Oftentimes animals
can reach out to and inspire people when others cannot. Disabled
animals make excellent therapy partners and bring comfort and pleasure
in a wide range of settings, helping people with physical and emotional
needs and enhancing the quality of life through extraordinary human-animal
bonds. It goes full circle, animals helping people helping animals.
Animals With Disabilities is funded entirely by donations. Your
support will allow us to fullfill our mission. Please consider
making a tax-deductible donation.