Hearts open to special-needs pets

Who wants to adopt a dog in its declining years or that has health issues? A growing number of people, according to Save-a-Pet volunteer Lillian Messner.

Messner said more people are adopting special-needs animals from the no-kill pet rescue shelter.

“We’ve had people come in requesting special-needs (pets), so that is wonderful,” Messner said. “They ask who’s been here the longest, and if they click, it doesn’t matter what the (animal’s) age is.”

Save-a-Pet held a dog adoption event Saturday at Petranek’s Pharmacy, 426 N. Milwaukee Ave., to highlight four of the 15 special-needs dogs in its care. The shelter has about 75 dogs and about 170 cats right now, she estimated.

See the rest here: Hearts open to special-needs pets – Chicago Sun-Times.