Seeing farm animals in wheelchairs is becoming an increasingly familiar scene, as well as the occasional wild animal! Check out the photos and video below to see goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, a mini horse, and even a wolf and fawn on wheels.
Let’s face it, goats are adorable!
Disabled goats use pet wheelchairs to enable them to walk, just like dogs or cats do. Goats who suffer from frostbite can lose their hooves or legs (or parts thereof), or they can become disabled due to a variety of injuries or disease.
A wheelchair allows goats to enjoy life, and indeed have a life, because without mobility there would be little quality of life. What is it about goats that makes them extra super-duper photogenic?
The goat pictured in the upper left is from Izzie’s Pond rescue in South Carolina. They help injured or orphaned wildlife, farm animals, or waterfowl. Winslow, upper right, is from Goat Tails sanctuary in Southern Ontario, Canada.
The two goats pictured above are from the very popular rescue Goats of Anarchy (GOA). Located in New Jersey, GOA is a sanctuary which started out to help goats, but now helps many other animals as well.
Not to be outdone, here come the sheep!
Lambs and sheep can lose mobility for many reasons, including infection, spinal cord trauma, or lesions. The sheep pictured below are all from Santuario Igualdad in Santiago, Chile. This refuge provides a permanent, safe home for abused or neglected farm animals.
Get ready to go hog wild!
Jojo, also pictured at the top of this post, is a potbellied pig recovering from spinal surgery. She will hopefully regain use of her rear legs. A pig wheelchair makes getting around a breeze! Walkin’ Wheels are made tough enough to take whatever this pig can dole out:
Rabbits are a very popular pet, just behind dogs and cats. Disabled bunnies also benefit from wheels when they have mobility challenges. Bambam, on the left, is in a mini Walkin’ Wheels, and Aslan from Germany is in a small Walkin’ Wheels:
Birds Take the Spotlight
Birds of a feather walk together in their Walkin’ Wheels. Merlin the Pekin Duck was the very first bird to ever get his own custom Walkin’ Wheels! Since his story went viral Walkin’ Pets has helped countless ducks get their own wheels!
When 10-year old Alora Wood wanted to get her Chicken Granite Heart back on her feet, she contacted Walkin’ Pets for the first-ever Chicken Wheelchair!
What about animals found in the wild? FURWIN (Friends United for Rights of Wildlife In Need), located in Kentucky, is the nonprofit that rescued this sweet babe. Meet Clarice the fawn:
This beautiful wolf named Leon was rescued by Wolf’s Hall, Russia’s first rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary for abandoned and injured wolves. Many people in Russia and eastern Europe try to domesticate wild wolves, only to later abandon them. Leon has unfortunately passed from cancer since this photo was taken:
Don’t forget about our Rollin’ Reptiles!
Not all animals on wheels have four legs, don’t forget about Scoot Reeves! Scoot is a Florida Tortoise who was saved by the Hillman Veterinary Clinic and now zips around in his own custom Turtle Wheelchair!
Do animals in carts interact with other animals?
Yes, indeed! Diego the sheep and Olivia the goat from Santuario Igualdad are fast friends:
Aslan the bunny loves his canine siblings:
The wolves don’t seem to care if one of them is on wheels:
Foster siblings Rosalie and Scoot Reeves live together and roll together:
And I don’t know about you, but Pam the lamb seems to have fallen in love:
Let’s see them on a roll!
Do you know of a farm animal or wild animal who uses a Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair? We want to see them! Share videos and photos in the comments below!