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Animals With Special Needs
Although all of the animals we rescue at HEART are special, once in a while we rescue a “special needs" cat or dog. There is often nothing very wrong with them. They have some sort of physical, emotional or other type of disability. Some are just shy with strangers. Others have chronic, but minor health problems. Some are a few years old. Some are disabled through injuries or abuse. Some have special dietary or medical needs. Some need help getting around, extra medicines, or a home that has no other pets or children.
Special needs pets might be forgotten elsewhere, but HEART volunteers have always held a special place in their hearts for the animals that need a little extra care. We make every effort to find the most perfect, loving, new home for them. It is our special needs animals that have additional obstacles blocking their paths to happiness. We urge you to understand their needs and consider making a monumental difference in their lives.
Pets with special needs are special, indeed. Given the opportunity, their potential to change your life is unlimited! Are you one of the special people who can open your heart and home to an animal that really, really needs you?
Special Animals, Special Adoptions
Meet some of the animals with special needs who are looking for a loving forever home.
I have the privilege of owning one of the most special pets ever thanks to HEART. Her name is Seraphina. She is a beautiful kitten who plays all the time and loves to be outside with me. Today she was chasing the leaves stirred up by the wind. She tried to catch flies. Nothing special about that except she is rear paralyzed but she does not know it. She can do anything she puts her mind to. I love her spirit and her loving nature. I love HEART for not listening to the vets when they said she should be euthanized. If they could see her now! Thank you so much. Seraphina is a much loved member of our family.
Tony and his two sisters are adorable, very sweet and playful. They are all currently very healthy but have tested positive for FELV. It is not known how long they will live . They need to be in a special home with other leukemia positive cats or no other cats. In the past, HEART has found big-hearted people who want to give FELV+ cats the special home they deserve. Are you one of those people? For more information, call out mainline at 716-821-1915.
Special People, Special Adoptions
Meet some of the folks who welcomed HEART special needs animals into their lives.
Ray was rescued from a hoarder house with over 90 malnourished, sick cats. Many of the cats did not survive. Ray is one of the lucky ones that came to HEART. He is blind but he doesn’t let his blindness stop him in any way. He is a happy, sweet, loving cat. Everybody loves Ray and Ray loves everybody!! He is a bundle of enthusiasm that loves to run and play with his jingly balls and fuzzy toy mice.
If Ray had gone to a traditional shelter he probably would have been euthanized. But HEART knew Ray didn’t want to die and deserved a chance to be a cherished pet. Ray got that chance. His new mom, Juliet, says Ray is an amazing addition to her household and she is blessed to have such a wonderful cat!!
Meet Isaac. He is the sweetest of sweet old men. HEART pulled him from a local shelter and soon after we found out that he is a diabetic. We are guessing that he is at least 10 years old. If anyone has experience with a diabetic animal and would like to adopt Isaac contact his foster Mom at email@example.com or a HEART representative at 716-821-1915 or submit an online application. Even if you don't have experience with a diabetic & would like to learn, Isaacs foster Mom would be happy to teach you everything you need to know to care for him.
Beautiful Princess. Another sad story. Princess was surrendered by her owner to a Buffalo shelter. Lucky for her she found her way to HEART. We will do everything possible to find her the best forever home. She deserves it. Princess is about 9 years old and is good with cats and dogs. She is very sweet but her vision is somewhat impaired. She has a cataract on 1 eye. Come meet Princess at the HEART South Adoption Center 48 Buffalo St., Hamburg. Questions? Call our mainline 716-821-1915. Interested? You can submit an application online.
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