Provide Vet Care to Abandoned Animals

by East Mississippi Animal Rescue
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Sherlock
Sherlock

We at East Mississippi Animal Rescue hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and were able to spend it with the ones you love. This holiday season, we are so thankful for donors like you who believe in our mission and help us to accomplish our goals. Today, we want to share with you one of our adoptable animals, and also let you know how your donations have contributed to his care.

East Mississippi Animal Rescue is an independent non-profit animal rescue organization. While we are not a governmental agency nor are we affiliated with one, we do work closely with our local animal control facility to help animals in need. Sherlock, a 3-4 month old male lab mix, is one of those animals.

Sherlock was brought into the local animal control facility with another dog. They may have been strays or sadly, their owner may not have wanted or been able to keep them anymore. While at the facility, Sherlock began showing symptoms of parvovirus, a highly contagious disease that can be life-threatening if not treated quickly. The animal control staff contacted us at EMAR and we brought him into our care. We ensured that Sherlock was seen by a veterinarian and began to receive the treatment and medications he needed. Now, he is on the road to recovery and hopefully, a home of his own in the near future.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity! Your donations helped make this happen. Your donations helped Sherlock get better. Your donations made it possible for Sherlock to one day find his forever home. 

As the holiday season quickly approaches and the hustle and bustle of preparation begins, keep our organization in mind. Do you have a family member who is hard to shop for? Do you know someone who loves animals as much as you do? Do you know someone who would appreciate having a donation made in their name or their pet's name, rather than receiving a tangible gift? Making a donation to a charity is a thoughtful and generous way to let someone special know you are thinking of them while spreading cheer this season. 

Any donation on GlobalGiving can easily be turned into a gift for any occasion. Simply add a project to your Giving Cart and click on the hyperlink that says "Make your donation in honor of someone." You will then be given the option of sending a card as an email, right to the recipient's inbox, or printing a card at home at your convenience. All donations are tax-deductible for donors who are US taxpayers and all projects have been pre-qualified for 501(c)3 equivalency status.

Thank you again and may you have a wonderful day.

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Oscar (before)
Oscar (before)
Today we would like for you to meet Oscar, the male Cocker Spaniel. He was being given away for free on Facebook by a backyard breeder who no longer had any use for him. Fearful of what kind of future lay ahead for Oscar, we took him into our care at East Mississippi Animal Rescue.


He was in horrible shape after not being properly cared for. His ears and eyes were both badly infected. His teeth were so rotten in places that he had to have 9 of them removed. Your donations allowed us to treat his infections, clean his teeth, have him neutered, and also get him up to date with vaccinations. It was such a relief to find out he tested negative for heartworms! We even gave him a good bath and groom to help him feel much better.


Now, thanks to your help, Oscar is doing good. We think he may have some issues with his hearing. We are going back to the vet this week for a recheck on his eyes. If all goes well we hope to find a forever home for Oscar to have the best of what life has to offer.


Global Giving donations help us help the voiceless animals of our community. We thank you all for the support. 
Oscar (after)
Oscar (after)
Oscar (after)
Oscar (after)

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CJ
CJ

At EMAR we try to do everything within our power to help rehabilitate and rehome all of the dogs in our care. 

A year ago, we took in a dog that unfortunately needs more specialized care than what we are able to offer him. We have tried everything that we can to try and bring him around, but we just haven't had much success. CJ is a very scared dog. He is absolutely terrified of humans, especially hands. We don't know his history or why he's so scared, but we suspect he was abused at some point. He is not considered adoptable at this time because of his severe fear. We cannot take him to adoption events, or even allow people to visit him because sometimes it's impossible to get him on a leash or out of his cage. He tries to hide under his Kuranda bed, or backs up into the corner like he's trying to disappear. 

Luckily, CJ has been accepted into a special program in New Jersey. They have had lots of success getting dogs like CJ into a position to be more adoptable. We hope that they will be able to do what we weren't able to. 

With the help of your donations, CJ was able to receive treatment for heartworms. He has been recovering for the last 6 months and has finally tested negative! He is now medically cleared to start the program! But because of his extreme fear, it's not safe to put him on a transport truck with people he is unfamiliar with. The only option is for a volunteer to drive him there for us. 

We need to raise money to get CJ to New Jersey. Driving him from Mississippi is a 16 hour drive (1,089 miles) plus a night in a hotel. The total trip will cost approximately $500. We know that CJ deserves the help that the Rehabilitation Center can give him, but we need your help to get him there. Any donation, big or small, will make a big impact on this sweet boy's life and the new start that he needs. Thank you for your help in his journey so far!

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Higgins shortly after being found alone and hurt
Higgins shortly after being found alone and hurt

We here at East Mississippi Animal Rescue could never thank you enough for your continued support of our cause. GlobalGiving has allowed us to reach so many gracious animal lovers than ever before and we value your commitment to our organization. Your generous donations allow us to help animals that may not have had any other chance. Today, we want to tell you about Higgins, a 6 month old Aussie/Shepherd mix, and show you how your support and donations help make a difference every day.

Higgins was found in a field, lying helpess and alone. He had a gunshot wound to his leg and was unable to move. He was rescued, brought into our care, and began his journey to a happy ending. Despite his physical condition, Higgins was gracious and loving. It was as if he knew he was in the hands of people who would take care of him. We fell hard for him instantly. Higgins made his first trip to the veterinarian to get a complete and total check up, including vaccinations and a neuter surgery. Everyone at the vet's office loved him! It was during this visit to the vet that we found out Higgins's leg was unable to be saved; the vet had no other option but to amputate. Following his surgery, Higgins made a speedy recovery. He was up and moving without a care in the world! Once he was fully healed and ready to be adopted, he was posted online and and found his happy ending soon after! 

Higgins now lives in beautiful Miramar Beach, Florida. He enjoys long walks on the beach and listening to the waves roll in on the shore. 

To help animals like Higgins, click the "give now" button located at the end of this report.

Higgins after surgery
Higgins after surgery
Higgins on the beach
Higgins on the beach
Higgins gets his happy ending
Higgins gets his happy ending

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Zena
Zena

A few months ago, in our June project report, we told you about Zena. Today, we'd like to share with you Zena's happy ending. Please read below what Ashleigh, Zena's mom, has to say.

Zena was pulled from animal control by EMAR in 2011. She was young and pregnant. EMAR gave her a safe place to have her babies- they were vaccinated, spay/neutered, and adopted- as was Zena. 

At some point Zena got away from her new home and was lost for a year. With help from the community EMAR eventually found Zena but it took 3 years of persistence (and lots of treats!) to catch her and bring her back. After seeing the vet we found out she had heart worms, so she was treated for that. She spent 3 months being a perfect angel in her kennel so I (Ashleigh- a volunteer) took her home to foster thinking she could just visit and get a little extra attention for a few weeks. 
Boy was I wrong! She adopted me the day she came to my house. She showed me unconditional love immediately that I had never gotten from an animal. She is a very loved and special member of our family now and we couldn't imagine a day without her. 
We are thankful to EMAR for not giving up on Zena! They could have easily left her out on her own, but they looked until they found her. And then they coaxed her for years before they caught her. Then they spent hundreds of dollars on heartworm treatment so that she could lead a long happy life once she found her forever family.
EMAR is so appreciate of our adopters, volunteers, and donors like you. During this giving season, please keep in mind how your donations can help animals in need, such as Zena. Remember to check us out on Facebook to see daily updates and adoptable animals!
Zena and Layla, her new buddy
Zena and Layla, her new buddy

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East Mississippi Animal Rescue

Location: Meridian, MS - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.eastmsanimalrescue.com
Project Leader:
Kasey Joyner
Meridian, Mississippi United States

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