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  • SUCCESS STORY: SCRIBBLES

    Zorro, now Scribbles, was one of thirteen kittens lucky enough to escape euthanasia before becoming a beloved house-pet worthy of his very own logo!
  • SUCCESS STORY: OPHELIA

    Little Ophelia arrived at EGAPL when she was just three months-old. She had been rescued from a high-kill shelter and was happy to be safe with us! Ophelia's lucky day came in April 2016 when her parents and "siblings" came to meet her. Her new family sent us this update just a few weeks later....
  • 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!
  • SUCCESS STORY: PUCK

    Puck, a street cat with a balance problem and a fear of dogs, wins his rescuer's heart and becomes a "foster failure"!
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 ...