Animal Celebration Days: May 3rd National Specially-abled Pets Day

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May 3rd brings the national celebration of specially-abled pets. This annual celebration, originally called Disabled Pets Day, was created to bring awareness to all those amazing animals with special needs. This day allows owners of specially-abled pets to recognize the abilities and achievements of their beloved pets. This special day also helps bring awareness to the wonderful benefits of adopting a special needs pet and the joy that comes from sharing your heart with one of these amazing animals.

Why Nationally Specially-abled Pets Day was Created

This special day, first established in 2006, was renamed from Disabled Pets Day so as to give a more positive impression of the pets that are celebrated. The day is intended to bring awareness to special needs pets so that those who are looking to adopt can see the advantages of adopting a special needs pet for their own family. The day also helps families understand how to care for special needs pets and can provide resources and information on ways to ensure that your special pet gets everything needed in their new home. These services are especially helpful for families who wish to share their home with a special needs pet but aren’t sure where to get information. The people behind Na tional Specially-abled Pets Day want everyone to know that while these pets may have different needs than other pets, they have plenty of love to give and make wonderful companions for anyone looking for a special addition to their family.

How to Celebrate

If you’re looking to adopt a pet, the best way to celebrate National Specially-abled Pet Day is to seek a special needs pet for your home. Often these pets are born with special needs, which often leads to them being dropped off at shelters or abandoned by people who don’t want to care for them or don’t feel that they can care for them properly. The caring people behind National Specially-abled Pets Day want potential owners to consider these pets for adoption as anyone can learn to care for the pets with some help from those with a little experience and knowledge. There are also many pets who experience accidents or illness later on in life and are in need of a new home where someone is prepared to care for them after they’ve experienced the trauma of losing their former level of health and freedom. Whether you adopt a pet that needs help with mobility, or a pet with seeing or hearing difficulties, it’s essential to understand that these pets are amazing companions. If you’re interested in adopting a specially-abled pet, contact your local shelters and rescues. If they don’t have the pet you’re looking for, they can likely help you find a special needs pet to add to your family.

Other Ways to Acknowledge Specially-abled Pets Day

Everyone is not in a position to adopt a specially-abled pet, but there are many other ways to celebrate this special day. If you have space in your home to foster one of these pets, you can search your area for pets who are in need of a temporary home before finding their forever family. If you aren’t in a position to foster a pet, you can find a local shelter or facility that houses special needs pets to donate money or volunteer your time. These pets have an immense amount of love to give and they often need extra attention so volunteers are always appreciated to care for them. As anyone who is experienced with shelters knows, there is never enough money for everything they need, and they always appreciate donations of cash, toys, bedding, food, and other pet needs. Those who already have special needs pets in the home can take them out on this day to bring awareness and show others the amazing bond that comes with sharing your home and life with a specially-abled pet.

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