A pet may be considered special needs for a variety of reasons, ranging from minor medical conditions to more severe behavioral issues.
So, during their ‘Special Needs Pet Week,’ A.D.O.P.T. aimed to reduce some of the stigma behind this label.
“Special needs pets, you know, they’re the same as any other pet, they have needs that are above what a normal dog or cat may have, but they have a lot to offer. They tend to be really, really rewarding adoptions because they’re in their own way very grateful and they express that to their owner,” said Chris Stirn, Executive Director for A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter in Naperville.
A.D.O.P.T. is able to care for a large number of these animals through their ‘Wilbur Fund,’ which was established in honor of a longtime doggy resident who passed away due to his medical conditions.
You can donate to the Wilbur Fund through A.D.O.P.T.’s website.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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