Congratulations to Save-A-Bull Rescue, they are a $500 grant recipient from the 2014 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund! We are so moved by the amazing lengths shelters and rescues go to give homeless pets a chance at getting healthy so they can be adopted. Here’s their grant application detailing how this grant will change the life of a pet or pets in their care. Don’t miss the photos at the end!
This grant request is for one of our rescue puppies – Poppy.
On Saturday, July 26th, we recieved a call from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control that an owner had just brought in a sick puppy and asked us to help her recover. Our volunteers sprung into action and were on the road to pick her up within minutes of recieving the phone call.
While in route to the facility, Poppy was given an initial test for parvovirus and the results came back positive. Our volunteer was notified, and immediately took her to an emergency vet. Poppy spent Saturday and Sunday nights at the emergency vet, and was then picked up by her foster and taken to a local day clinic for fluids.
Poppy progresed in her battle for the next two days, but her health took a sudden dip on Wednesday, so whe was taken back to an emergency vet, where she is receiving 24 hour care.
We have spent around $5,000 dollars to take care of Poppy medical needs and still are working with her. Save-a-bull rescue has not put a dog down yet for a medical reason.
This grant money; $500, $1,000 or $2,000 will grately benefit Poppy’s care and will help with any needed treatment costs in the future and will assist with paying her current costs. We currently have 3 dogs in rescue that have been sick and needing emergency care which is expensive. The money will help with every part of our rescue organization.
Please consider Poppy for your Veterinary Care fund. Parvovirus is a very preventable disease – please vaccinate your dogs and keep them up to date with annual visits.
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