We are in desperate need of reaching this goal in order for us to save more dogs. There are a lot of healthy dogs that can be saved from euthanasia but in order to do that we need more donations. These dogs tend to cost more money as they need to be fixed, microchipped, vaccinated and any other health concerns looked at.
Did you know our adoption fees rarely even cover the medical expenses of our dogs? This means we have to look for donations and do fundraising events to even be able to reinvest in our rescue.
Let’s look at all the dogs in our cover photo. All these dogs are either currently in our care or are adopted but we still have not recovered their costs. From top to bottom, left to right:
1. Saint- came from an RCMP neglect case. He kept wagging his tail along the chain link fence which has caused his tail to split open. He is on antibiotics to see if we can save his tail otherwise it will have to be docked. His costs are at $300.
2. Fergus- this boy came to us from being chained up outside his whole life. He came with 2 ear infections, hotspots, a limp that needed X-Rays done and he needs to be fixed. His costs right now are at $1400. He also may have kidney stones so we can add another $300-400 for this.
3. Wes- came to us surrendered and was not socialized at all. We had to make sure he was healthy, which included a bleed test to ensure he had no clots. His costs are around $450.
4. This is Fergus’ brother. He was supposed to be surrendered to us but the owner decided to keep him. I told him I would pay his vet bills since I couldn’t get him in our care. I’m doing this once to ensure this dog is healthy and after seeing what Fergus had I could not let this dog go without seeing a vet. He likely will also have bad ear infections, hotspots and if he has a limp we would hope it’s not hip dysplasia! His costs will be anywhere from $550-1400.
5. Dobby- Dobby is likely going to be a hospice dog. He came to us after I found out the shelter he was with had his foster biting him when he bit her. This dog is fearful and this is absolutely not ok for someone to do this to a dog that already has no trust in humans. Dobby needs to see a behaviouralist which is $400 and then will likely need meds for life. His average costs will be around $600.
6. Lastly, we have Jughead. Another dog we are saving from euthanasia. Before I was very involved with rescuing I was convinced Canada had laws in place to prevent any healthy dogs from being euthanized. Once I started my rescue journey I was blind sided by how many requests are sent to try and save these healthy dogs from being put down. Of course I love to save the ones I can and try my best to save them but I need fosters and donations. Most of these dogs have no medical background so on average their costs are around $800 each dog.
Please help our rescue so we can continue to do what we do