Help Rosebud! Last evening we received a call. A gentleman had adopted a 10 week old puppy from the south just 4 days prior. She became ill and he took her to the veterinarian where she was promptly diagnosed with parvo (a deadly virus) and a heart condition called PDA (patent ductus arteriosis). He called many places looking for them to take her in. All Better Pets didn't hesitate. She is now in our care. The next 5 days will be most critical. If she survives then surgery on her heart will be scheduled in about 1 month. We hope to raise $900 to cover some of the costs for this little puppy. Both of her conditions are highly treatable. We want to give her a chance. What do you think?
We want to be clear. All Better Pets cares for pets without owners. As sad as this sounds, we are a pet's last option in most cases. As there are non-profits out there that provide medical care to pets with owners, these non-profits eventually run out of funds as there are just too many pet owners looking to have someone else pay for their pet's care. We want to remain financially viable AND be able to continue being a pet's advocate when it has none.
All of the pets that come through All Better Pets eventually find homes with people willing to care for their needs lifelong. Most of these pet owners prepare for their pet, either with the purchase of insurance or by putting funds aside for the pet.
We do look for options though, for someone very committed to a sick pet and finding themselves in serious need. Sometimes we are successful in helping them and sometimes we are not. But we really try very hard.
We hope that all of you understand the heaviness that these pets and people put on our hearts. We will continue to be creative in our solutions.