We have all heard of stories of therapy animals for people that are aging, dealing with mental illnesses etc. and it is really heartwarming to see them be able to support their owners in their own way. However, it is equally important that we return the favor in our own way as well. If you ever go to a shelter, you’ll notice that animals that are old, disabled or special needs are the usually the ones that aren’t adopted because they are simply “too much work.” The future for these unfortunate souls is sad, with most of them being putdown long even if they are well. So, if you are debating getting a pet, please consider getting a special needs pet.
First of all, yes, these animals require a lot more work and patience. You will have to pay more visits to your local veterinarian in Atlanta, so you will have to spend more money on them than an otherwise normal pet. You will also have to be patient with them because they won’t be able to do all the things that other pets are capable of doing. It is also emotionally draining to an extent because with older pets, you know they won’t have as much time left here, so you will have to say goodbye earlier, but it is really worth it.
These animals that would have been ignored, neglected or putdown would have spent the rest of their time being miserable. So, when you take them in and give them love, they will do their best to give it back because you will be changing their lives for the better, so whatever amount of time these animals may have left, they will have spent it basking in love and having fun, all because of you