We’ve received so many wonderful submissions for the Purina Veterinary Diets® Adopt-a-Pet.com $50,000 Veterinary Care Fund! We are 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 think you will be too! So we’re sharing some of the submissions, and all of the recipients’ stories here on our Shelter Blog. 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:
* Our rescue’s goal is providing the best possible care for our animals in all aspects, including Veterinary care. We focus on taking in special needs animals who require extra attention and medical expenses, as well as extra large breeds and seniors who’s medical bills easily climb.
* If we were given the opportunity to receive the grant it would be applied to animals that are in definite need of medical care. We currently have several animals requiring surgeries and treatments that are of significant cost. These animals include:
* Keely (Great Pyrenees/Labrador Retriever mix): Keely needs cruciate surgery (knee). This is one of the most expensive orthopedic surgeries and can range up to $2800. We are in the process of setting up the surgery so that she can be pain free and ready for adoption.
* Sir Lancelot (Great Pyrenees): Lancelot has already endured many medical procedures, antibiotics and an almost $1200 surgery by a Veterinary Surgeon to remove his ear flap over several months. Now recovered and doing well, he is in need of Heartworm treatment. Once his heartworm treatment is complete, he can be placed up for adoption and find his forever home.
* Patrick (American Pit Bull Terrier): We were able to pull this wonderful boy at the 11th hour. Patrick unfortunately has to undergo Heartworm treatment. Once he is treated he, too can be placed up for adoption.
* Miranda (Great Pyrenees): Miranda was just diagnosed with Mammary Gland Cancer at a year and a half old. We’ve removed 3 masses thus far. Given a year to a year and a half to live, she will remain in our Sanctuary and receive all necessary medical care, including any future mass removal, so that she will be pain free and live the remainder of her life happy and loved without pain.
* Gemma (Great Pyrenees): Gemma is a Great Pyrenees that we took in yesterday who was hit by a car. She is doing well but we will monitor her and provide any medical care that may arise due to the accident.
* We are also adamant about consistently providing monthly heartworm preventative for our rescues and flea and tick preventative for each animal which we have to purchase.
* Lastly, we have some annual exams and vaccinations that are due soon for animals that have not been adopted yet.
You are welcome to contact our Veterinarians to confirm our work: ***
Please visit our website to learn more about the work that we’ve done and will continue to do. www.k95rescue.org. You will find some of the animals that we’ve treated on our “Success Stories,” “Special Needs Animals” and “The Sanctuary.”
If we can answer any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Thank you so very much for this opportunity.
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