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:
Wynne Friends of Animals – Wynne Animal Rescue Shelter
Helen, a cock-a-poo mix was brought to the shelter in January , 2011. We just knew that she was someone’s dog, she appeared healthy and was just dirty like she had been lost. No one claimed her, we were very sad. After a couple of days, we realized that she was not only blind, but pregnant! She gave birth to 4 of the prettiest pups you have ever seen and the day the pups were born, she went immediately into foster. Her pups have since been adopted and we feel that now it is time for us to help Helen. She has adjusted well in foster and the family loves her and want her to have the best home because she is a great dog! Helen has been seen by Mike, my husband, who is an optometric physician and by our veterinarian, Dr. Amy Laws. They both feel that Helen’s blindness is caused by cataracts and that with surgery, she will be able to see! The cost for surgery from a doctor in Memphis Tennessee costs around $2,000 per eye. If we could just get one eye done, at least Helen will be able to see what is happening in her little world.
Helen is currently being fostered with the *** Family. I have “cc”ed Kristie ***, the foster mom, if you have any questions for her. I have “cc” ed Dr. ***, President of the Board of Wynne Friends of Animals, if you have any medical questions about Helen!
Please help us help Helen! Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
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