2012 Grant Recipient #18: Tails of the City

Posted by Jennifer on October 17th, 2012

Congratulations to Tails of the City the 18th $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:

Tails of the City
Los Angeles, CA

We appreciate the opportunity to apply for this grant to assist us with our medical expenses.  We are an all-breed rescue in the City of Los Angeles.  Presently, we have a population of approximately 30 dogs, 8 are Seniors of which 6 are in a permanent foster situation with health issues.  We do everything possible for our seniors to allow them to live a quality, comfortable life. They are easy, sweet dogs to manage but their medical bills are extremely costly. We also have 4 unadoptable dogs, for various issues, most would consider behavioral.  They have been tried in a home many times, but always get returned.  Leo, a shepherd is very, very shy, Ringo is a cattle dog that has a herding problem with people, Tara, a pit bull is very sweet, but any excitement at all will send her into a tailspin and can’t be trusted. All are well taken care and in a good situation together with a great handler. We pay to keep them happy and healthy.

Our Seniors:

Davey – 12 yr old Pit Bull, deaf, cataracts, arthritis.  Had a mass cell removed from his thigh this year.  So far so good.  In a permanent foster home. Gwennie – 14 yr old Chihuahua, in pretty good shape considering her age.  Has all the old age ailments, and a heart condition.  She is on medication and gets checked regularly. In a permanent foster. Hershey – 13 yr old Chihuahua, cataracts, deaf, heart condition. On medication. Checked regularly.  In a foster home, looking for a permanent  foster. Skipper –  7-9 yr old Beagle mix, overweight, in a foster home, looking for permanent home. Estelle –  10 yr old Border Collie, thyroid & kidney issues, arthritis, in a permanent foster home. Arnold –   9 yr old Beagle.  In foster home.

In addition, we just got a young chihuahua who just went into boarding.  He crashed at the kennel, and has been diagnosed with pneumonia and pancreatitis. He’s been in oxygen, on IV fluids and IV antibiotics for over a week now and we estimate his bill to be well over $600. Consideration for this grant would be greatly appreciated!


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