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These disabled dogs were overlooked at shelters. This organization saw their potential.

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These disabled dogs couldn't find a home until one rescue organization saw their potential

Today is National Love Your Pet Day, a day we're using to also remember all the pets that have been abandoned and left unloved at shelters.  One organization, A Purposeful Rescue, focuses on animals that are overlooked, often because they're disabled. Watch a rescue transformation.

This little Shih Tzu earned the name Fast Edwina because she's speedy even though her back legs are paralyzed.  She got a medical makeover at the premier pet therapy spot in L.A., Two Hands Four Paws. In addition to underwater treadmill work, she got acupuncture and a new pink wheelchair. 

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Coconut needed surgery

This is Coconut.  He was left in medical at the South L.A. shelter because he refused to eat and wouldn't open his mouth. The vet at A Purposeful Rescue found out why.  Coconut needed surgery to remove badly infected teeth and fix a broken jaw.

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adopt or help

Coconut needs a few weeks to recover from his surgery, but Fast Edwina is ready now. If you are interested in adopting or learning more about how you can help, visit www.apurposefulrescue.org.

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Fast Edwina at Shelter

National #LoveYourPetDay is a day to give your pet a longer walk and extra kisses, but also to help those pets who've been left behind because their owners have moved on. Visit your local shelter to help.


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