Tripawds Awareness Day on 3/3 shares stories showing how dogs, cats and other animals are born with "three legs and a spare."
(February 12, 2013) “ Pet parents of three-legged dogs and animal lovers everywhere are invited to join the Tripawds community on March 3rd for Tripawd Awareness Day, a 24-hour online event to raise global awareness about the fulfilling and rich lives of our three-legged friends.
Whether cat or dog, pony, donkey or otherwise, the goal of Tripawd Awareness Day is to generate interest and exciting stories that show the strength, resiliency and beauty of three legged animals.
œMany people think that when their dog or cat loses a leg, their quality of life will suffer, says Jim Nelson, Tripawds co-founder. œThis day will help dispel any myths that animals aren't meant to live as tripawds.
On March 3rd, Tripawds.com will shine the spotlight on many touching stories about three-legged animals. Throughout the day long event, Tripawds will harness the power of social media to share member stories among animal lovers, rescue groups, the veterinary community and the media.
Members are encouraged to share their own Tripawds' stories in the community discussion forums and blogs, and can help by cross-posting member stories online with other animal-loving friends and veterinary professionals. For more information about submitting stories, see: http://wp.me/pcAJ7-1X0
œEvery week, dozens of people search the Internet looking for hope after they've learned their dog must lose a leg, says Rene Agredano, Tripawds co-founder. œMany times those people find out about Tripawds through member blogs, so the more stories we have, the more people can find comfort in knowing that three-legged animals live great lives.
Tripawds began as a humble blog about one dog's bone cancer diagnosis, after founders Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano were told by veterinarians that their dog Jerry only had six months to live, even as an amputee. But the couple's dog went on to defy all odds and lived another two years on three legs. Today Tripawds is a worldwide community that is reaching out to pet parents who are faced with amputation as an option to give their pet a better quality of life.
Photo opportunities and interviews of pet parents and their tripawds can be arranged by contacting Agredano or Nelson at 707-845-3129 or by emailing œjerry@tripawds.com. Comprehensive information and educational materials can be located at Tripawds.com, the group's headquarters.