As a wheelchair user, Mary understands better than anyone that dogs with disabilities have the right to have a life like everyone else!

Drawing:

Mary Garland live at London and has had arthritis since she was 9 years old. That is why she uses a wheelchair. Since 2014, she has decided to help disabled dogs and offer them a new life. Today she has 3 canines in a wheelchair and one who is deaf.

Illustration of the article: Female wheelchair user adopts disabled dogs to give them a second chance

© MyLondon

Mary improves the daily lives of dogs with complicated pasts

The dogs there Mary adoptees often have had a very complicated past. For the most part, their disability is the result of an accident. There is Aarona Berger crusader thrown from a balcony; ponga Japanese scallion intended for meat consumption i Korea; or Cheeky Foxywas run over by a car.

Illustration of the article: Female wheelchair user adopts disabled dogs to give them a second chance

© MyLondon

By adopting them and through fundraising, Mary could offer them nice wheelchairs. She also pays them for hydrotherapy sessions when needed. Despite their difficult past, the dogs off Mary regained autonomy and above all love and happiness.

Mary fights prejudice every day

The life choice of Mary is not easy, because it is very often criticized. Some people think it is cruel to keep disabled animals alive. The vets are the first to tell her to have them euthanized. “I explained to them that I didn’t want a sick dog – that’s another thing. But they don’t suffer at all. Okay, they’re incontinent, but they’re still alive and loving life“, have explained Mary on MyLondon.

Illustration of the article: Female wheelchair user adopts disabled dogs to give them a second chance

© MyLondon

Since I’m in a wheelchair myself, I can turn around and say [aux vétérinaires] : ‘Look, I’m in a wheelchair, what do you think of me?’ They obviously don’t know what to say.

The other prejudice that the young woman faces is the idea that she will not be able to take good care of her dogs, knowing that she herself is in a wheelchair. To which she replies “if I can’t do it, I ask someone else to help me. I make sure that everything necessary is done.

Illustration of the article: Female wheelchair user adopts disabled dogs to give them a second chance

© MyLondon

About Mary makes happy dogs who have had a difficult start in life, his canines also help him in return. Having to go for a walk with your animals keeps your spirits up. Furthermore, they help him to accept his disability. “Seeing them go on definitely helps me not fall into self-pity, depression or wondering ‘why me?’”.