Yearly, Walkin’ Pets hosts our annual calendar contest the place we get launched to tons of of animals from world wide and we get to have a good time how unimaginable they’re! Chosen by widespread vote, listed here are this 12 months’s winners and their tales!
Cowl Canine: Pepe from Germany
Pepe was rescued from a horrible state of affairs the place he was left exterior with little or no love and care. Now, after 2.5 years in his perpetually residence, Pepe is blissful, lively, and liked by his household!
Scoot from Hong Kong
Rescued in 2022, Scoot is a double amputee senior pup who wanted to construct belief with people and his wheelchair. Scoot began out slowly together with his Walkin’ Wheels, however over time (and loads of treats!), it was solely a matter of time earlier than he walked round the entire park, after which he fortunately constructed as much as doing a 4km coastal stroll alongside Hong Kong’s beautiful harbor entrance.
Oliver Paddington from Pennsylvania
Oliver the opossum, loves utilizing his wheelchair, and together with his wheels, was lastly in a position to run! Olli’s unimaginable life journey serves as a reminder that ALL species of animals deserve care for his or her disabilities and accidents! Olli needs to remind everybody who may discover an injured wild animal to not attempt to take care of it themselves however to discover a native wildlife middle or licensed rehabilitator who can provide skilled help.
Rio from England
Rio is a loopy wheelie boy who, attributable to IVDD grew to become paralyzed in August 2021. This doesn’t cease him from dwelling his finest life all the time! Probably the most loveable, valuable boy. He loves adventures, which implies he has truly had the possibility to satisfy 13 different wheelie canine from across the UK!
Mily from Florida
Born in 2005, Mily was rescued from the streets of Guadalajara, Mexico. Miley’s household has cared for her via many well being scares, together with seizures, most cancers, and, later in life, mobility loss. Mily was loving and constant till her last days, and she’s going to all the time be in her household’s hearts.
Frankie Blue Eyes from Ohio
Frankie got here to F5RS Rabbit Rescue & Sanctuary in November 2022. He was discovered paralyzed and coated in matted leaves. Now, Frankie Blue Eyes is robust sufficient to tug himself round and use his brand-new bunny wheelchair! Frankie “writes” playing cards to youngsters with osteosarcoma to encourage them and wears his gold cape for most cancers consciousness.
Gracie from Canada
Superb Gracie is a 1-year-old beautiful tortie cat with extreme cerebellar hypoplasia (CH or wobbly cat syndrome). Whereas Gracie can’t stroll or stand on her personal, she lives an attractive life. From day 1, Gracie was a fighter and along with her wheelchair, the entire world opened up for her. Now, she will stand and take steps for the primary time and construct muscle.
Henri and Daphne from England
Henri is 8 years outdated and has had IVDD for 3 years. As quickly as he was in his wheels, the outdated Henri was again! Daphne was born with Swimmer’s Syndrome, with physio, time, and her Mini wheelchair she took her first steps! Henri and Daphne James share a particular bond and love one another a lot!
Tank from New Jersey
Now 10 years outdated, Tank was identified with IVDD 4 years in the past and misplaced the flexibility to make use of his hind legs, however he by no means let that gradual him down! The wheelchair gave him his freedom again. He loves his day by day walks and enjoys ripping the squeakers out of each toy! He’s a fairly large take care of actually cool wheels!
Ladybug from Illinois
Ladybug is 16 years outdated, earlier than she obtained her cart, sustaining steadiness whereas strolling was a continuing wrestle, inflicting frequent falls. She yearned to stroll and revel in her life, however her neurological situation made it extraordinarily difficult. The second she’s in her cart, she begins strolling, bringing newfound happiness and mobility to her life.
Maxwell Pigsworth from Kansas
As a piglet, Maxwell suffered a spinal twine damage that was left untreated. On the time of rescue, Maxwell was unable to stroll and had no entry to meals or clear water. Inside a month of attempting his wheels for the primary time, he realized they supplied pace, help, and freedom he’d by no means recognized earlier than! Maxwell LOVES his wheels now and appears ahead to getting in them day by day.
Mokie from Germany
French Bulldog Mokie grew to become paralyzed after a herniated disc in 2021. However she’s by no means let that get her down! Mokie remains to be the identical humorous clown, all the time on the go, and loves assembly new folks and canine! Her wheelchair provides her the possibility to be a traditional canine. Once we go on trip, she likes to run on the seaside!
Saint from Tennessee
Saint is a pleasant boy with Cerebellar Hypoplasia! Rescued by Stray Rescue in St. Louis and adopted when his submit appeared on Individuals.com! He loves his Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, stuffed animals, (primarily hedgehogs!), stress-free together with his mother, and peanut butter!
The Unstoppable Canine: 2024 Walkin’ Pets Hero Recipient
Debbie and her Unstoppable Canine are altering the world at some point at a time by educating compassion, kindness, and inclusion. Dream Fetchers and the Unstoppable Canine are rescue pups given a brand new leash on life devoted to the concept via unconditional love, these unimaginable animals can join with adults with comparable challenges.
Damaged Biscuits: 2024 Miracles in Movement Recipient
The Damaged Biscuits group works tirelessly to teach pet mother and father concerning the unimaginable high quality of life that’s attainable for his or her pets with the assistance of a wheelchair. The Damaged Biscuit Sanctuary is the full-time residence to 4 wheelie pups that assist to advertise the choices accessible to deal with and rehabilitate injured animals and restore their mobility in order that they’ll return to lively lives.