The Real Time Canine II

After spending 2 years writing the Real Time Canine, the adventure continues with The Real Time Canine II. Read along as I look for just the right puppy to continue the experience. After false starts with Tim and Jed, I am currently training young Tam, and Spot, which are both off to a strong start. Please visit the RTC II to read about training sessions as they occur.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Enabling the Disabled (animals)

Celine is a third-year veterinary student at the University of Georgia's Vet School. That is not her pictured above, but the little bi-ped is adorable. Celine is in the process of building a website dedicated to offering for adoption, and adopting animals with disabilities. Can you believe it? Another honest-to-goodness samaritan. Called Disableanimal (dot) com, it is a place where adopters and adoptees can link up for the benefit of these less fortunate creatures, and I love this plan.

On the about page, Celine tells us that she desired to adopt a wheelchair dog, and had a hard time locating one. She was frustrated by PetFinder, because there is no special needs classification.  The site grew out of her aggravation, and aren't we all glad that it did? Why yes...yes I am.

There are categories for all different kinds of animals from birds to barn animals, and some have corresponding adoption fees. Celine explains on her site, that they are not selling animals, and these fees represent costs associated with the accumulated health care expenses of a particular animal. The adoption fee for Venus the wonder kitty is $75. Suffering with 2 broken legs, she was found dragging herself down a busy street, and veterinarians volunteered the necessary surgeries to save her life. I'd be willing to bet that they'll deal. Hey, it never hurts to ask.

Got a place in your home and heart for one of God's special needs critters? Want to make one available to someone who does? Go to this site and look around. I did, and it was my feel-good website visit of the day. Nice job Celine, thank you.

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