This season we've been able to help turn around the lives of animals in need of love and care at our shelter. We've been able to make a difference in the lives of animals who needed specialized vet care and attention.
This is all possible because YOU make the difference for them!
Your help, your concern, and your financial support mean that we don't have to turn these in need animals away, but instead, your help gives them the care and attention they deserve and it's what turns their lives around!
We currently have at our shelter two medium-haired Siamese cats, who are just beautiful and sweet, looking for their forever home. They are adult sisters. Their owner could no longer take care of them so they were abandoned outside at our shelter in the summer heat!
They were so skinny and they had a lot of hair loss. Not a good situation!
Because of YOUR help, your care, and your contributions, they have been provided with food, a safe place to stay, and you have helped turn their whole condition around. They are now a healthy weight and they have beautiful, full coats! They love people and they are ready to go to their forever homes.
Your help made that possible!
This is also true of our sweet girl, Hope. She was found abandoned on the streets and in need of a lot of TLC and help! She was underweight, she had a sty (or "cherry eye") that had to be surgically removed, and she was heartworm positive.
Thrown away, like so many animals in our community, she was rescued and brought to our shelter. With so many medical concerns we wanted to make sure she could receive all the help necessary. Again, your provision helped get sweet Hope all the medical care she needs!
This journey to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals in an ongoing effort that is a lifelong commitment and we're so THANKFUL you've chosen to make such a difference in the lives of these animals! You are truly changing their lives by giving lost, abandoned, and abused animals a brand new chance to have forever.
Your efforts make the change we all hope to see in the lives our our four legged friends.
Your donations, in whatever amount you can give, is essential in continuing to provide that answer!
This month we've seen success stories and happy outcomes which continue to motivate us and makes all the hard work we put into every animal worth it. The shelter is often visited by distraught owners whose pets have gotten lost. There are countless stories of owners frantically searching for the fur baby in their family. Too often these pets don't have any collar or it's come off which leaves less chance for identification. The only hope for animals without collar identification is a microchip. Even those that have been microchipped many times the owner information is either absent or outdated. Therefore, reunification with owners can be a daunting task.
When we have the opportunity to celebrate an owner reunification it is a satisfying and joyful event and that's just the opportunity we got this month. Someone had found a cat that was outside about a year ago and simply took the cat in without following up on locating the owner. When it was brought to us after all that time we scanned for a microchip and not only did we find one, but the owner information was still current. The cat had found its way outside by accident and the owner had been grief stricken all year hoping to locate her missing cat. The relief and overwhelming emotion of the cat finally being united with its family again was an emotional and moving moment for us as well and a great reminder of the vital importance (and now a city requirement for Dallas) of microchipping an animal.
Sweety has been the topic of many of our news letters, social media posts, and volunteer focus. Her journey has been one of constant attention because it hasn't been the easiest one. When she was first brought here she needed to be spayed. Our staff came into the kennels the following morning to find her spay site had opened completely exposing her to death within a matter of minutes. Staff's prompt response saved her life! She also had to go back to into surgery to have tumors removed from her body a short time later. We also determined that Sweety suffered from short-sightedness and because of that it was difficult for her to have many visitors because her nearsightedness made her prone to snapping at unfamiliar visitors. She had to have her visitations restricted to cleared designated volunteers only and it made socialization and even feeding or returning her to her kennel potentially difficult. This month a lady decided to become her foster parent with the intention of adopting. Sweety has made such a dramatic turnaround in her foster home. She has been able to go out to restaurant patios and other social places and has been able to even get along with younger children without a single instance of trouble or instance.
This type of progress is why we do what we do to make the difference in the life of one animal and this month we've had the opportunity to see two success stories with happy outcomes. Working hand in hand with your support is how we have the opportunity to witness these successes. With all of your monitary contributions we can continue to operate and grow allowing us to help more animals in need. At this time our need is critical and your help can make all the difference.
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