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  • SUCCESS STORY: FRANCES

    Frances was sick and heavily pregnant when she arrived at EGAPL. Eight puppies and a committed foster home later, the girl nicknamed "Miss Congeniality" met the parents she would adore forever!
  • SUCCESS STORY: PISCES

    Pisces was the last of the four Astrology Kittens litter left at the shelter when he met Anne.
  • SUCCESS STORY: ABBY

    It took almost 200 days for Abby to find her happy ending...
  • SUCCESS STORY: HOWDY

    Howdy, an EGAPL celebrity, lost three homes and one leg before he became the star of his own Facebook page - and his parents' hearts!
FOR THE LOVE OF A SPECIAL NEEDS PET

I’ve always preferred special needs pets, whether by nature or nurture. From the time I was born, my parents had a deaf cat, and when Lancelot passed unexpectedly, a blind dog joined our home. Over the years, more special needs pets came to our family: Josie the limping arthritic cat, Roy with damaged vocal chords, and finally Apollo, a beautiful long-haired Turkish Angora with double paws. He had been born deaf, like so many blue-eyed white cats before him. Apollo was found outside at a year-old, and we could only theorize that he was a breeder’s reject before his rescue. Apollo did not fit in with the animal family as seamlessly as our previous special needs pets. He loved our other cats but was socially awkward – he didn’t believe in personal space and received many scratches over the months it took him to learn feline manners. Apollo startled easily when ...