Article By:Jan Jeremias, MSc., DTM, RYT, CR, CSO
Contributing Writer

Every year, on May 3rd, pet lovers around the globe come together to celebrate National Specially-abled Pets Day.

This special occasion shines a spotlight on our beloved animal companions who defy the odds, overcoming disabilities with boundless courage and resilience. From blindness to limb loss, these pets inspire us with their unwavering spirit and remind us of
the power of love and compassion.

One organization that stands out in its dedication to caring for specially-abled pets is Angels with Misplaced Wings. Their mission is simple yet profound: to provide long-term and hospice sanctuary to differently-abled and senior animal companions in a loving, family, and home environment. Their commitment to these furry friends is nothing short of remarkable, offering them a second chance at life filled with dignity and comfort.
I had the privilege of working closely with Angels with Misplaced Wings since 2015, and I instantly fell in love with their purpose and the incredible animals they care for. My goal in collaborating with this organization was clear: to support them in any way
possible, using holistic and natural approaches to enhance the
well-being of their residents.

One of the most striking aspects of my experience with Angels with Misplaced Wings was witnessing the resilience of the dogs under their care. Despite facing physical challenges, these animals exuded an undeniable zest for life. It was awe-inspiring to
see how they adapted to their disabilities with grace and determination, never allowing their limitations to define them.

At Angels with Misplaced Wings, every day is a celebration of the unique abilities and personalities of each animal. All the photos in this article are of the angels under their care. From crafting customized mobility aids to providing enriching sensory experiences, the dedicated team goes above and beyond to ensure that every pet thrives in their care. Through patience, understanding, and unwavering love, they create a safe haven where differently-abled pets can flourish.

But the impact of National Specially-abled Pets Day extends far beyond a single organization. It serves as a poignant reminder of the countless animals worldwide who face similar challenges yet continue to touch our hearts with their resilience. It prompts us to reflect on the importance of inclusivity and acceptance, not just in the animal kingdom but in our broader society as well.

As we celebrate this special day, let us honor the extraordinary pets in our lives and pledge to support organizations like Angels with Misplaced Wings in their mission to provide a loving home for every animal, regardless of ability.

To donate to the care of the Angels, https://givebutter.com/FIF (https://givebutter.com/FIF). Together, we can create a world where all pets are embraced for who they are, cherished for the joy they bring, and celebrated for the indomitable spirit that makes them truly special.

Jan and TonkaAcknowledgement:

Thank you Teran Buckner for the photos!
http://Phidophotography.com

Jan Jeremias, MSc., DTM, RYT, CR, CSO is a clinical research scientist, and expert in the usage of essential oils. Jan is a Health Coach for people and pets and is the co-author of the top selling aromatherapy book SpOIL Your Pet: A Practical Guide to Using
Essential Oils in Dogs and Cats.
Jan is also an energy and Reiki practitioner for Pets and has her own podcast: “Pets, People, Life, and Longevity”. Also, watch for Jan’s monthly column each
month here in PET CORNER at Western Mass Women Magazine and in South Carolina Women Magazine. Reach out to Jan with questions.She can be found on Facebook, Linkedin, and
Instagram.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-jeremias-88b08120a/
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By Published On: May 3, 2024Categories: Pet Corner
Jan Jeremias, MSc., DTM, RYT, CR, CSO is a clinical research scientist, and expert in the usage of essential oils. Jan is a Health Coach for people and pets and is the co-author of the top selling aromatherapy book SpOIL Your Pet: A Practical Guide to Using Essential Oils in Dogs and Cats. Jan is also an energy and Reiki practitioner for Pets and has her own podcast: “Pets, People, Life, and Longevity”. Also, watch for Jan’s monthly column each month here in PET CORNER at Western Mass Women Magazine and in South Carolina Women Magazine. Reach out to Jan with questions.She can be found on Facebook, Linkedin, and Instagram. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jan-jeremias-88b08120a/ https://www.facebook.com/jan.jeremias.3/ https://www.instagram.com/jan_aromalotus_pawspath/

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