“Triday” is the official International Tripawd Awareness Day to raise awareness about limb amputation for our beloved pets. Born with three legs and a spare, amputation is sometimes the best way to improve quality of life for dogs and cats affected by limb cancers, congenital challenges, or injury.
On March third (3/3) every year, we honor three-legged pets everywhere and the people who care for them. Find fun ways to spread the word below!
Triday = 3/3
Because Three is a Magic Number!
Celebrating pet amputation awareness and honoring three-legged heroes and angels everywhere on International Tripawd Awareness Day.
The next Triday is March 3, 2022.
What is Triday?
Every year on March third (3/3), Tripawd Awareness Day – aka: Triday – honors animal amputees and the people who care for them by celebrating pet amputation awareness among pet lovers and the veterinary community. Whether an animal is born with a limb difference, or undergoes amputation for any reason, 3/3 is the best day of the year to showcase the resilient ways that dogs, cats, and other animals face limb loss and life on three legs.
Who is Tripawds?
The annual “Triday” celebration is a project of Tripawds.com, and the nonprofit Tripawds Foundation. As the world’s best and most respected resource for animal amputation information, Tripawds shares helpful resources for pet parents coping with this difficult decision.
The Tripawds community offers online discussion forums, free member blogs, informative articles, and direct assistance programs that help with emotional support, surgery costs, mobility gear, and rehabilitation therapy.
Founded in 2006 by Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano, Tripawds was inspired by their beloved “Chief Fun Officer” Jerry G. Dawg, who lost a leg to osteosarcoma. The couple founded the 501c3 Tripawds Foundation in 2014. Their three-legged love story is shared in the acclaimed novel Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now.
Random Tripawd Heroes & Angels:
Why Raise Animal Amputee Awareness?
For many pet parents across America, amputation is the only way to save their beloved dog or cat from the effects of a crippling accident, abuse, limb difference, or attacks from other animals – and most commonly, limb cancer.
When faced with a veterinarian’s recommendation to amputate, many people are uncertain if amputation is a good choice for their best friend. What many don’t realize is that amputation can reduce pain, and help extend their pet’s life. Most importantly, it allows a chance to improve their quality of life. The average pet parent also doesn’t know that amputation is always worse for the people than it is for the pets.
From puppies and kittens to mature senior pets, Triday is devoted to showcasing the excellent quality of life that animal amputees can enjoy. It is also a special day to recognize the incredible efforts of all pet parents, veterinarians, vet techs, oncologists, and rehab therapists who help Tripawds love life on three legs.
Support the cause by sharing your three-legged heroes and angels on Tripawd Awareness Day!
My Tri is:__________
Download your My Tri Placard and fill in the blank!
Hold the sign with your pawesome three-legged pet. Share pics or video to show the world what your Tripawd means to you.
Share Your 3-legged Love Story:
- Tripawds.com Discussion Forums
- Start a free Tripawds blog!
- Tripawds Instagram channel
- Tripawds Facebook page
- @Tripawds on Twitter
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