Many future Tripawd pawrents assume Tripawds is only for dogs who lose a leg to cancer.
But as Tripawds Spokesdawg Wyatt Ray can tell you, that’s just not the case.
Beyond Cancer: All Tripawds Welcome
Tripawds began when Spirit Jerry lost his leg to osteosarcoma, but his community is now the world’s biggest resource for animal amputees because of the many different circumstances in which they lose a leg.
While the majority of our members are dogs facing bone cancer, we’ll always be here to provide support for anypawdy facing amputation or life with a malformed limb. Our Beyond Cancer Discussion Forum shares many of their stories.
And yes, all species, even cats(!) are most definitely welcome!
Below are just a few examples of how some members became Tripawds.
If you have a Tripawd for reasons other than cancer, share your story in the comments below or in the Forums.
Gerry had irrepairable damage to his left rear leg.
Nemo the kitty was the first non-canine Tripawd we heard about.
Comet had a fourth leg but she couldn’t use it. Honorary Tripawds definitely count!
JoJo is a sweet little pup who was hit by a car and adopted as a Tripawd
The Petite Princess Shelby was found overseas and brought to America as a Tripawd.
Molly the Tripawd Pony is a hero of ours.
As you can see, Tripawds is an all-species community for any animal who’s lost a leg.