Hi! I’m Lizzi. I am 11 years old. I love sports, animals and writing. I have had animals before. This includes, a green parakeet, a hamster and a dog. My bird died of Fatty Liver Disease. That is when they don’t have a good diet. Our hamster died of old age. I'm a contributing writer here at For All The Animals!
by Lizzy Barbosa
If you think only humans have special needs, you are wrong. Animals are a lot like humans. So that means animals can also have special needs too. There are a lot of stories of animals getting through having special needs. In the beginning for the animals, it was hard. Not all stories end happily ever after, though. That’s why everyone loves stories with success.
Duke is a dog that was adopted. He was perfectly fine. Then one day he couldn’t walk. His back was broken! He needed to have surgery immediately. He had 80% chance to be able to walk again. The operation didn’t go as plan. He became paralyzed. He later got a wheelchair and he inspired a lot off people. Duke acted like a puppy the whole time, and this really inspires me.
Buddy was a street cat. He survived with the help of people giving him food for 6 months. They also helped him get out of the streets to be with a forever home. He got along with other cats and is very loving. His story about being in the street is good because it shows how a cat can change his ways to be with a safe home with people who love him.
A blind puppy is another animal who gives me hope. He is blind and was dumped. His vet bills were over the roof, but thanks to a fundraiser, his bills will be paid. He was curled up in fear when he was found. The poor puppy’s eyesight could not be fixed. But dogs still have good hearing and the other senses could be stronger.