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:
I would first like to say how incredibly thankful we are to be affiliated with Adopt A Pet.
Your services have helped us find homes for hundreds of homeless bulldogs in Arizona.
We specialize in English Bulldogs. Our volunteers and fosters know the breed so well. Unfortunately, bulldogs come with so many medical issues. People spend so much money (approx $3000) to buy them as puppies, then they get older and need more care, and POOF… they want the dog gone. Bulldogs are very prone to cruciate ligament tears ($2500 to fix)… We got a beautiful gal named Belle surrendered to us because her back legs (yep, both of them) had blown cruciates. She is currently recovering from the first surgery, and we are trying desperately to raise money for her 2nd leg to be fixed. She is just an amazing girl, and is going to make the most wonderful pet for a lucky family! Her picture is attached after her 1st surgery…
Belle is the kind of girl who will want to be held like a baby, watch tv and eat snacks with her owner… exercise?! Ummm, if you consider a walk to mail box exercise, then she is in! That’s just the kind of girl she is… We cannot wait to see her blossom as she feels better. I can’t imagine walking on both back legs with torn ligaments…
We hope and pray that Adopt a Pet will be able to give us a $2000 grant to help cover Belle’s 2nd surgery.
Thank you and God Bless!
All of the bullies at Love A Bull
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