February 6, 2019

Press release: Walkin’ Pets

Walkin’ Pets by HandicappedPets.com is proud to announce that rescue dog Effie Brown has been selected to represent all handicapped dogs in this year’s New York City Pet Fashion Show. Effie is the first ever wheelchair dog and first Pit Bull to be featured at the fashion show. Brought in from Apollo Support and Rescue (ASR), Effie will be showing off her bravery and her Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair.

Living in a plastic bin inside a Fort Worth, Texas garage, Effie endured urine burns and excruciating pain, unable to move the lower half of her body. When her ASR Special Needs Coordinators recognized that to achieve mobility, Effie would need extra support, they turned to the Handicapped Pets team for Effie’s new wheelchair. Offering guidance and expertise, Handicapped Pets recommended Walkin’ Wheels to get her back on her feet, giving Effie a hard-earned second chance.

“We are all amazed at Effie’s progress, thanks to her heroic spirit and the support of Handicapped Pets. Their team helped us select the best wheelchair for her weight and height, and more importantly, they went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed to give her the best quality of life possible. Effie is more mobile now and even wagged her tail for the first time a few weeks ago! She certainly wouldn’t be walking a huge fashion show without the help of her wheels,” says Monica Brown of ASR.

Handicapped Pets is proud to help sponsor Effie and Monica’s trip from Texas to New York, as they bring six other rescue dogs to their new forever homes along the way! Representatives from Handicapped Pets will meet Effie in New York City and help her prepare for her runway debut.

The annual NY Pet Fashion Show is an animal rescue benefit with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, an organization dedicated to providing a higher quality of life & “forever homes” for companion animals. The 2019 NY Pet Fashion Show will be held on February 7, 2019 at 6-11 Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC and feature a Masquerade Ball for Animal Rescue along with a “Royal Pup-tial Wedding” with adorable rescues Princess Meghan Barkle & Harry Prince of Tails.

Photo Credit: Megan Fanning Photography

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