Congratulations to Campbell County Animal Shelter, the 12th $1,000 grant recipient from the 2012 Adopt-a-Pet.com $20,000 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! We’re sharing the recipients’ stories here on our Shelter Blog. Here’s how a this grant will change the life of a pet or pets in their care:
Campbell County Animal Shelter
The Campbell County Animal Shelter will use these fund to treat kitties that have upper respiratory. I purchase 12 bottles every 2 weeks and that runs $383.00 a box. By putting them on the meds it saves them from being euthanized.
We will also use the funds to treat animals that have come in that are injured or needing minor vet care, such as cherry eye removal, mange treatment. We take in over 2,000 animals a year and the funds are limited. We will also use the funds to use to supply milk supplement for the infant kitties and puppies who have no mom.
Some of the animals that come in are very good pets, but might need a little extra TLC and care in order for them to find a forever home.
The pot-bellied pig was attacked by several dogs and had 14 bite wounds all over his body. After 3 weeks of meds. The total vet bill for “Piggleworth” was $516.00. He was a tamed pig and he was a lover.
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