Provide Vet Care to Abandoned Animals

by East Mississippi Animal Rescue
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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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Oliver 1
Oliver 1

Today we want to share with you Oliver's story. Oliver is a two-year-old Bassett Hound who found himself at the local animal control facility after his owner's death. Facing the fate of euthanasia, Oliver was pulled from the facility by East Mississippi Animal Rescue and soon began his journey to healing and love. Once in our care, your donations helped provide for his neuter surgery, vaccinations, and treatment for heartworms. Oliver's photo was shared with a fellow rescue group in New England and it was then that a special family saw his photo and fell absolutely in love. Unfortunately for Oliver, he suffered a minor setback during the week he was scheduled to begin his journey to his new home. He had complications from heartworms and required bloodwork and more medications. One week later, Oliver was ready to set out on the journey to meet the members of his forever family, who were anxiously awaiting his arrival. To sum up their feelings about Oliver, he is "awesome" and they describe him as "love on steroids!" We are so incredibly happy for Oliver and his family and wish them a lifetime of happiness together.

Your faithful support and donations allow us to continue to help more animals like Oliver. On Wednesday, September 16th, GlobalGiving is hosting their final "Bonus Day" of the year. They will be matching online donations made through their website at 30% until the $70,000 in matching funds run out. GlobalGiving will match up to $1,000 per donor, per organization. Please consider making a donation to our cause to ensure we are able to carry out our mission and help more animals like Oliver (and their forever families.)

Remember to visit our page on Facebook to stay current on happenings, success stories, and pets available for adoption at East Mississippi Animal Rescue.

Oliver 2
Oliver 2

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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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