Grant Recipient: Animal Allies Humane Society

Posted by Jennifer on January 10th, 2014

Congratulations to Animal Allies Humane Society, they are a $1,000 grant recipient from the 2013 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! Here’s how this grant will change the life of a pet or pets in their care. Click on the images below to see them full size.

Animal Allies Humane Society
Duluth, MN

Describe how a $1,000 Veterinary Care Fund grant will change the life of a pet (or pets) in your care: 

Animal Allies would use a Veterinary Care Grant to purchase equipment for our medical office. We currently contract with area veterinarians to provide necessary medical care and surgeries for the animals in our care. We rely on these vets for not only their expertise but also their tools and equipment.

The grant would allow us to outfit our medical exam room with the important tools so that a veterinarian will not have to always rely on having their equipment on hand to assist us with general medical care or emergencies that require surgery. 

If awarded we would use the grant to purchase a General Surgery Pack, a Hematocrit Centrifuge, and immersion blender.

Attached are pictures of Barbara Streisand. She was found hanging in barbed wire…

While out on a walk late this September, residents of St. Louis County found an adult cat hanging tangled in barbed wire.  They approached the struggling cat and were further surprised to find a litter of three young kittens nearby.  It appeared that the stuck cat was a mama with a family, and they all needed help. 

The finders gently untangled the mother cat from the wire, scooped up the three little kittens, and rushed them all to Animal Allies.  There, the medical team went straight to work, evaluating the extent of the cat’s injuries and making sure the baby kittens were well fed.  Once mom, later named “Barbra Streisand,” was resting comfortably with a clean dressing on her wounds, the vet staff decided to find a surrogate mother for the kittens to allow Barbra time to heal without the stress of caring for her little ones.

Luckily, there happened to be a shy, gentle mother cat who had recently given birth at the shelter who was now living with a foster volunteer.  Barbra’s kittens were brought to the volunteer’s home in the hopes that this new mom would take over their care. Before long, she was treating Barbra’s three babies as if they were her own.  With her kittens well cared for in their foster home, Barbra was able to stay at the shelter for specialized wound care. 

At this time the outlook for these four little lives has improved vastly.  Barbra’s wound is healing nicely; she tolerates her bandage changes very well and is almost ready for a new loving home.  The three little kittens have been growing steadily, and the foster volunteer caring for them reports that even their timid adoptive mother cat is beginning to come out of her shell.  In just a few short weeks, with the touch of many caring hands, another four lives were saved.

Attached are a few photos of Barbara and her kittens.




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