Congratulations to Animal Aid, Inc., they are a $1,000 grant recipient from the 2013 Adopt-a-Pet.com 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. Photos are at the end, click to see them full size!
Animal Aid, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Animal Aid, Inc. is a pet adoption center and clinic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We focus on abused, neglected and injured cats and dogs that would otherwise be put to death in County facilities. We have a mobile unit with a vet in-house 3 days a week for spay/neuter. We have 2 affiliate veterinarians that we work with too, one for orthopedic surgery and one for internal medicine. We are supported completely by donations. We have many life-saving programs:
- “Have-a-Heart-Save-a- Heart” – we provide heartworm treatment for any heartworm positive dogs at animal care that normally would not even go for adoption.
- Emergency Medical Fund – For urgent treatment of dogs that were hit by a car, attacked or in need of immediate medical care
- Long Term Medical Re-hab – for broken legs, mange and major surgery recovery.
- We have a “Senior Rejuvenation” program in which we rescue neglected senior dogs from Animal Care and provide dental/extractions and grooming, senior wellness blood profile and arthritis care in order to give quality of life back to these dogs and then pair them with seniors citizens here in South Florida giving both a happy and extended life.
We rescue 60 dogs per month and our medical bills average $10,000 per month. With a $1,000 grant, we would be able to rescue an additional 10 senior dogs and provide the necessary dental and medical care. I have attached a few photos from the last couple month’s rescues…
Senior Pomeranian – Matted, ticks, mange and needed urgent dental and 8 extractions.
Hershey 5 weeks later
ginger 6 weeks later
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