May 3rd is National Specially-abled Pets Day

Whether an animal is blind, deaf, has physical limitations, neurological or emotional disorders – they are all special and deserving of a home.

National Specially-abled Pets Day {formerly Disabled Pets Day} celebrates these amazing and heroic animals, helps to educate the public about caring for disabled pets and find homes for orphaned, specially-abled pets. Founded in 2006 and internationally embraced, the decision was made to change the name when founder Colleen Paige felt that it just didn’t fit. “The name held too negative a connotation… because these pets are very able! Pets that become challenged due to disease, birth flaws or injuries, tend to develop greater senses than your average pet. Most of the time it’s as if they never had to readjust to life…and we need to keep up with them!”

Celebrated nationally and internationally on May 3rd annually, National Specially-abled Pets Day encourages adoption always and for people who would like to bring a new furry family member home, to consider a specially-abled pet.         [source:]

REMEMBER:  A pet does not need to be perfect to be a perfect addition to your family.

Here are a few of the CCS specially-abled cats – past and present.

Bunny – available (very shy)

Dallas – available (diabetic)

Prescott – adopted (inflammatory bowel)

Zarah – adopted (leg amputation)