Annie is only four months old, but it has been a difficult start to life for the little goat that was abandoned after it was discovered that she suffered from CAE - Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis - a virus that causes both neurological and joint problems.
Julie Sale first met Annie when the goat was only a few days old and struggling to survive the disease that had already claimed her mother and sibling. Some insisted that euthanasia was the only option for the paralyzed goat. Julie, however, saw only potential when she looked at Annie and just could not resist offering the handicapped goat a second chance. So, Annie went home with Julie to be nursed back to health and to begin a long journey toward rehabilitation.
In less than four months, Annie has made terrific progress and deomonstrated that she is stubborn about one thing - learning how to walk! Although primarily used by dogs, the Walkin' Wheels for Handicapped Pets has proven to be the ideal solution for a growing goat like Annie. Walkin' Wheels is the pet industry's only fully adjustable dog wheelchair that can be easily resized without tools to accommodate changes in an animal's length, width and height.
Annie continues to improve and really feels at home with Julie and her other pets. Annie interacts well with the 6 dogs, 6 cats, 40 chickens, 2 ducks and 1 goose that also lovingly call Julie's house their home.
HandicappedPets.com is sharing frequent updates and photos and soon will be posting video of Annie on their Facebook page. Come and join us! Photos of Annie the goat with her canine and feline siblings are unbelievably heartwarming!