AMHERST, NH (April 13, 2018) – Walkin’ Pets by HandicappedPets.com, an online pet product company that produces products for aging, disabled, and injured pets, announces the Walkin’ Pets Care Squad initiative to help disabled and senior dogs and cats in rescues and shelters. The initiative established a 25% Care Squad discount on all Walkin’ Pets products for animal rescues and shelters with official nonprofit or government status, making it easier to outfit animals with pet wheelchairs or harnesses they might need. Photos and stories of disabled and senior animals are being shared to increase their chances of finding permanent homes, and to publicize the efforts of the rescues and shelters working to help them.

Rescues typically find foster homes for animals until an adoptive home is found, whereby shelters usually have a facility where the animal is kept until either a permanent home is located, or the animal is euthanized. National estimates put the annual number of shelter dogs at 3.3 million and cats at 3.2 million, making it hard to find enough adoptive homes; of those animals, an estimated 670,000 dogs and 860,00 cats are euthanized. Rescues and shelters generally have an even harder time finding adoptive homes for disabled and senior dogs and cats, who often have special needs of one sort or another.

The Walkin’ Pets Care Squad has a dedicated webpage on the Walkin’ Pets website where it showcases disabled and senior animals waiting to find forever homes, and also features a “Rescue of the Month” and pets who have found their happy endings. Stories are also shared on the Walkin’ Pets blog and social media sites, all in an effort to give the harder to adopt animals a greater chance at finding families to love them. Tucker, aka Bark Kent, a disabled puppy rescued by the Brown Dog Coalition & Rescue in Massachusetts, was one of the first recipients of the Care Squad’s efforts; his story can be found in this blog post: https://www.handicappedpets.com/blog/disabled-rescue-dog-happy-ending/

Rescues and shelters wishing to receive the 25% Care Squad discount may contact Walkin’ Pets Veterinary Outreach & Support/Rescue Liaison directly at: (888) 439-3942.

For more information, please contact:
Marketing & Public Relations Director
(888) 253-0777