Special Needs Animals

“Guppy’s Story”


Meet Guppy!  He is a lovable Special Needs Kitten.  This little guy was abandoned in our lobby and only a few weeks old.  When we took him in, our staff quickly realized that he was having trouble with his front leg.   After an examination by our medical team, it was determined that Guppy had a neurological issue which permanently affected the use of his front leg.  He was unable to walk, jump or play like a kitten of his age should.  Poor Guppy would try so hard but all he could do was drag that leg.  

Once Guppy grew stronger and was old enough, our amazing Veterinarian, “Dr. Paul”  amputated his front leg. Within hours of waking up from the anesthesia, this little boy tried standing up and purring.  He is definitely on the road to recovery.   Once he is completely healed,  he will be able to run, jump and play  just like all of the other kittens.    

Please consider supporting our special needs programs.  The funds received for this program allows us to continue our efforts of providing the much needed care for our animals.  We care for hundreds of homeless, abandoned, sick, unwanted and special needs animals. We are able to do this through the donations received from others. If you are interested in supporting our mission, please click on the link below.
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At the Animal Welfare League, we do everything we can to ensure that ALL of the animals in our care have the best chance to live their best lives. For some animals who come through our door, that requires special and focused care. These are our special needs animals — the ones who arrive impaired — with dire infections, with broken or injured limbs, or with debilitating illnesses or conditions — and who need urgent medical care. We eagerly provide the care to the best of our ability, but as AWL must rely on the generosity of those who care for animals as much as we do, we need YOUR help to continue to assist the special needs animals at AWL. 

Your donation for Special Needs Animals will go toward the care of dogs, cats or other animals who might require an amputation, pins to be inserted, or other complex surgery, prostheses or wheelchairs to assist with walking, or medicine to regulate chronic pain or other condition.

The goal is to rehabilitate each animal to the best of its ability and, eventually, to find it a forever home. But it’s a long journey for some of these animals, and without your help, we can’t get as many of them back on their feet as we would like. Please consider helping a Special Needs Animal today!