Grant Recipient #19: Animal Advocates of Moore County

Posted by Jennifer on October 20th, 2011

Congratulations to the recipient of our 19th grant!

We’ve received so many wonderful submissions for the Purina Veterinary Diets® $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:

Animal Advocates of Moore County
Aberdeen, North Carolina

Animal Advocates of Moore County rescued dogs and cats from Sanford, Lee County when a tornado came through the area destroying 6,600 homes. The organization has taken in these lost animals, identified them by their collars and rabies tag if they had one, and then rushed them to our local vet hospital. Many suffered from dehydration, needed sutures and some had broken legs and small wounds. We have located most of the owners and have agreed to care for their dogs and cats until they are back in their new homes. Our veterinary bills have been astronomical for a small charity. However as Animal Advocates we felt it was our obligation to help the dogs and cats of Lee County. Most of the big US organizations like the Humane Society and ASPCA went to metropolitan cities such as Raleigh to help locate lost pets.

A $2000.00 grant to us would be a miracle and would help assist us with the present tornado victims in our care. I will be uploading pictures for your records.

Thank you and Bless you. We wait with hope.

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