Monday, April 02, 2012

Have Room in Your Heart for a Special Needs Girl Like Lacey?

Have Room in Your Heart for a Special Needs Girl Like Lacey?

      Special Needs for Lacey? Can You Help?

 Last month we shared Can You Adopt Hope?

And this month there is another special girl who needs a home.

This spirited girl doesn't let her deafness stop her

Meet Lacey. Lacey is a white, female Pit/Dalmatian mix who is deaf.   She's a sweet girl who lived with children and cats in her previous home. Her owners also socialized her with other dogs.

So why did they give her up? Just like a special needs child, she requires extra attention. Her owners taught her some sign language for basic commands like sit, stay, and come, and Lacey, a smart girl had no trouble learning. However, the combination of needing some extra training attention and her very high energy level led her owners to give her to Baltimore Humane Society so that she could find a family better equipped to caring for her. As much as they loved her, they felt they couldn't give her the time she deserved.

Deaf pets are just as intelligent as hearing pets. Deaf animals bark and meow making all the regular sounds hearing pets do. They can be taught sign language commands and are fully trainable. The one big rule is that a deaf pet should never be allowed to roam freely outdoors unless it is in a securely fenced enclosure.
B'more Humane has housed many other special needs pets.  Peepers, a blind dog and beloved staff favorite, was adopted last year. Nixon, a long time resident and Lonely Hearts Club member, is a senior whose special needs involve skin allergies.  But if you're willing to follow a simple, special diet for him you'll receive lots of love from this terrific guy and another staff favorite!  

We would love to find families for our special needs pets that are willing to go the extra mile to care for them. Of course, experience with special needs animals would make you an even better fit. If you or someone you know is able to help Lacey or Nixon please contact Baltimore Humane Society. If you would like to help support our temporary care for Lacey and Nixon, you can help by making a donation either on our Donation page or by texting the word "Paw" to 80000.   410-833-8848

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