You’re making a difference!
Pet Haven has moved up in the ranking for the Shelter Challenge, we are now number 6!
Please continue to vote everyday, encourage your friends, family and co workers to do so too – just once a day, every day, through Sept. 19, 2012!
Winners will receive cash prizes – here are some of the things we do with the donations we receive from folks like you.
Pet Haven works hard to take good care of the animals they rescue. In 2012 we’ve had specialist surgery to help two dogs heal from car accidents, Jack and Honey.
When Jack was surrendered at a spay/neuter clinic his eye was badly injured and dislodged from the socket. It was removed. Only after entering a foster home and being watched did we learn that he had back and back leg issues. It turns out he had been hit by a car and had badly broken his pelvis which had healed very unevenly. This lead to leg surgery and possibly more surgery in the future. He’s a happy boy and enjoying his new lease life.
Jack is fostered in a home that has ramps because they have bassets and understand the issues of Jack’s injuries and we believe that this will also be his forever home.
Honey also came to us, having been hit by a car. Her left front leg had been broken through and she, too, saw a specialist for repair. After 5 months of healing, gradually increased exercise, and being loved in her foster home Honey has now found a home of her own! She’s had many changes in her 18 months of life. Stability and a loving family are really a new beginning for her and the others we help find a home.
A cat named Cheveyo had to have FHO surgery, another specialist surgery. When he was first rescued by Pet Haven he was found at a ‘dump’, his ear tips had been frozen and fallen off and he has scabs and scars on his back legs from being caught in a snare. Now he’s having lap time and enjoying the other cat in his own home.
Two cats have had full mouth extractions because of their severe gum disease. A couple of dogs have had bladder stones removed. We always test for and treat parasite caused disease, vaccinations are given, prevention measures are put in place (ticks and fleas, heartworm, etc), we spay and neuter, remove lumps, do general dental care such as cleaning or removal of a tooth.
All of these things mean higher vet bills than our adoption fees can cover but we feel a responsibility to get these rescued kids off to the best start possible. What do we do? We rely on YOU, our donors, to help us keep ahead and make up the difference so these cats and dogs can have a healthy, enjoyable life.
We are also very committed to spaying and neutering cats and dogs outside of our rescued pals. We run a subsidized program for families that qualify and also offer grant money to other 501.3c organizations so they can get more cats and dogs spayed and neutered in their communities. Programs such as these are the ‘sure cure’ for overpopulation in the cat and dog world. Only when we get the numbers under control will we be able to find a home for every adoptable companion.
You can be sure that any donations, from winning at The Animal Rescue Site.com or from private individuals will be wisely used. This is an easy way to put Pet Haven in the running.
You can always choose other ways to help Pet Haven too, of course. Have a yard sale, a bake sale, make a monthly donation to Pet Haven, like us on facebook, spread the word and vote for us today and tomorrow and tomorrow. This challenge runs until the middle of September, 2012.
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