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.
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.
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.
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.