Congratulations to the recipient of our 14th grant!
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:
DFW Pug Rescue Club Inc
One of our critical pugs right now named Nathan.
Nathan, a 4-year-old rescue pug that came to us from a puppy mill, was diagnosed
Monday with severe pneumonia after being rushed to our emergency clinic over the
weekend. Although he is eating and drinking on his own now, we received some
challenging news today – the doctor said Nathan will need surgery for a stent in
his breathing passage. Nathan is being kept in an oxygen cage and will remain in
critical care until surgery can be scheduled. His veterinary care is extremely
costly, and unless we are able to get enough donations to cover his surgery and
care, we are facing some very tough decisions. This sweet pug deserves the
absolute best care we can give him.
The Nathan Fund has been created to honor a special pug who was diagnosed with
severe pneumonia this month. Nathan, 4-year-old puppy mill survivor, was rushed
to emergency last weekend and is being assessed for lifesaving surgeries. All
donations made to the Nathan Fund will go toward the mounting veterinary bills
for his care, for the time he has spent this week in our emergency clinic in an
oxygen cage, and for surgical costs to implant a stent in his breathing passage
and any follow up surgeries that are needed.
This special pug did not deserve the hand he was dealt before he came to DFW Pug
Rescue. Any funds that exceed Nathan’s critical care hospital and surgical
expenses will go into a special Nathan Fund to be used for future pugs needing
extraordinary medical care. Liver shunts, car accidents, emergency treatments
and lifesaving surgeries will be covered by the Nathan Fund.
Please keep Nathan in your prayers, he will have a long recovery ahead, but his
future is stronger every day. He will continue to receive the veterinary
treatment and care he has always deserved.
Here is a link to our Annual Tribute video explaining our Mission
Meet Puddin Pop….this is why we do what we do
In March of 2011 we held a Fundraising event called Pugapalooza where we had a
cookout and contests for the dogs to raise money to pay our vet bills.
Video link http://youtu.be/Acocon9SbAY
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