We’ve received so many wonderful submissions for the the Purina Veterinary Diets® Adopt-a-Pet.com $50,000 Veterinary Care Fund! We were so moved by the amazing lengths rescues and shelters go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted – and thought you would be too! So we’re sharing some of the submissions, and all of the finalists’ and recipients’ stories here. Here’s how a $2,000 grant would (or, in the case of our recipients, WILL) change the life of a pet or pets in their care:
The Center for Animal Health & Welfare
Easton, PA 18042
The Center is a No Kill shelter, currently caring for close to 500 animals on a daily basis. Recently we have had a large number of animals needing extraordinary medical care, from cancer tumor removals to hit by car injuries. All of these animals have received the care they need, but our funds have been depleted and we have another costly surgery needed for sweet Bella.
Bella was originally a Katrina Hurricane puppy who was relinquished to our shelter in April when her owner could no longer care for her. She was very scared at the shelter, and managed to escape from one of our play yards. She was out on the run for over 8 weeks near the shelter, but we were finally able to trap her with the help of many volunteers, staff and quarry workers. She needs surgery on her hip, but she was covered in ticks and needed to get her immune system healthy and gain some weight before we schedule her for surgery. She is a complete doll, she’s learning to trust people, and will make a wonderful pet once her medical needs are cared for.
Bella’s surgery alone will cost $1,500. We also have several cats in need of dental work, and a cat with a leg injury that is not healing who will most likely need an amputation in the near future.
Thank you for your consideration for the animals in our care! This grant money would be put to good use immediately to make the lives of several animals better, and make them more adoptable so they would that much closer to finding their new families.
To learn more about Purina’s support of animal welfare organizations around the U.S., and to see if you are eligible, visit www.purinashelterchampions.com