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Rescue animals offer comfort to children with disabilities

Leander, Texas — Some superheroes want a sidekick. For five-year-old Harper, it is Halo, a white fluffy canine with one leg and a vast provide of affection. 

“She has fortunate fins like me,” Harper mentioned of Halo’s superpower. Harper’s superpower is her hand that fashioned in a different way. She calls it her fortunate fin. 

Each week, Harper visits a rescue animal sanctuary exterior Austin to examine in on her fellow superheroes. 

“I’ve not solely 4 canines in wheelchairs however a cow in a wheelchair and a lamb in a wheelchair,” mentioned Jamie Wallace Griner, who cares for greater than 160 animals with disabilities who had been left on loss of life’s door. 

The sanctuary, Secure in Austin, matches animals with kids who know what they are going by way of. 

“There’s like 90%, you realize, stress and onerous and tough and muddy and poopy after which there’s this 10% that’s pure magic,” Griner mentioned. 

When Harper and Halo get collectively, Harper’s mom, Celine Wulms, mentioned it is magical. 

“I believe Harper received lots of her personal confidence coming right here, seeing how resilient these animals are,” Wulms mentioned. 

Typically unconditional love come from rescue animals rescuing kids. 

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