Dogs have an instinct to explore their surroundings, especially when they are with their pack.
For dogs with disabilities, walking becomes difficult, including naturally enjoying life. But, of course, as long as they are with their families, life will always be fine.
Salima Kadaoui, 48, who has set herself a noble mission to care for dogs with physical health problems, was taking her 18 disabled dogs to the beach for the first time.
Her childhood is summed up in the impression of poor stray dogs subjected to mistreatment and being stripped of the carings they should have had if they had an owner.
“When I was eight, I was feeding a lot of strays. Someone called the authorities and they poisoned them,” said Kadaoui, Euronews quoted from NBC news.
She knew she had to take action as she grew up; the stray dogs were waiting for compassion.
“As a child I wanted to take all of the strays home. There are so many of them. So as an adult, I did it. I don’t want to die alone and neither should they,” she said.
In Tangiers, Morocco, Salima founded SFT Animal Sanctuary. Many of the dogs she rescued had permanent injuries due to being struck by vehicles and abandoned.
When dogs suffer from accidents, not only their physical health but also their mental well-being likely goes through a shock.
But as long as there is strong love from devoted carers to take care of them, they might even forget that they are at a disadvantage to other dogs.
When Kadaoui took them to the beach for some fresh air, they seemed relaxed and happier than ever.
“They loved the beach,” said Kadaoui.
Watching the dogs happily enjoy their day at the sea on wheelchairs, would you not be reminded that no matter the odds, life could be enjoyable, and never give up trying!