Peter Pan has been waiting forever to be adopted and now I couldn't get anyone to answer me what happened to him. I pray he was not quietly euthanized. I am still waiting to hear back.
Dead or alive, I find this disturbing where it says that adopters are passing him by because he is deaf. This brings me to this question. Where is the Deaf community to do their part to help deaf animals in need, be it dogs, cats, etc? I like to believe that there has to be some people in the Deaf community who are able to do this or are there really none? Only few have done their part. Those few can't be expected to do everything for all of the states where deaf animals are in.
Many of members in the Deaf community wouldn't allow to be treated like this because they are deaf or hard of hearing, but why are not many in our own community extending our hands to adopt, foster or rescue to buy time for a deaf animal in need? These animals can't take a stand like we could for ourselves. How do you expect the hearing world to listen to us about various issues if we turn our own back on deaf animals -- our very own? This is our opportunity to educate and show the hearing world about deaf animals by having them. Many of them in the hearing world do the adopting, fostering and rescuing of mostly hearing animals in need. I am almost certain they would appreciate the help and involvement of the Deaf community for deaf animals in need as the number pales in comparison to hearing animals in need.
Here is what is being said in the homepage:
Adopters are passing Peter Pan by because he is deaf. But deaf dogs make great companions with just a few minor modifications to their training and your interaction with them! If you are an experienced dog owner willing to work with a deaf dog, won’t you give this special guy a chance?
Peter Pan is a two-year-old male Australian Shepherd. Check out all of his good qualities:
* Kennel trained
* Learning hand signals for “sit,” “wait” and other commands with volunteers
* Smart, attentive and wants to please
* A fast learner
* Sweet and loving
* Happy and friendly
* Likes to give and receive affection
You can learn more about living with a deaf dog at www.deafdogs.org.
Come meet Peter Pan at the Sacramento SPCA!
6201 Florin-Perkins Road • (916) 383-7387 • www.sspca.org