Help Us Save Marta!!

$515 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 16 days
Bianca Del Bois  Burlington, ON
Marta is an 8 month old Pointer puppy in Tbilisi, Georgia
who has had a horrific start to life. She was very clearly starved, neglected and abused. Marta's owner decided to drop her off at the shelter and his reasoning was that she had become "ugly" and "would not make a good hunting dog". The "ugly" appearance he is referring to is Marta's condition, rickets, (a condition causing poor bone development) which was likely brought on by poor diet aka the fact that she is so malnourished and emaciated. Because Marta is young, the hope is that she can bounce back from this with careful care and proper nutrition.

Despite Marta's horrible start to life, she is still begging anyone she meets for attention and love and is described as a sweet, loving and affectionate young dog.

Marta's chances of adoption are slim to none in the city she currently resides, therefore, a cry for help was posted pleading for her rescue. Urban Tails Animal Rescue immediately and without hesitation has stepped in to help bring Marta to Canada.

The funds raised in this particular fundraiser will all be allocated to the transportation, veterinary costs and care for Marta. If you can donate $1, $5, $10, $20 or more, we would be so grateful as ANY amount is helpful in this urgent rescue case. 

We will be updated on Marta throughout this rescue and will be posting updates directly to the GoFundMe page and our Facebook page.

Please share this campaign as much as possible. It will take a village to ensure Marta is safe and well cared for here in Canada and we are dedicated to doing just that.
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Update 2
Posted by Bianca Del Bois
14 days ago
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TODAY'S UPDATE!

ON MARTA:

Tamara, one of the wonderful women in Georgia who is assisting with Marta's rescue, visited Marta in the shelter today. Tamara said that despite her circumstances, Marta is a sweet, cuddle bug who wants nothing more than love and attention! Marta is currently housed with other dogs and gets along great with them, so this just proves this sweet girl is an all around STAR.

THE ACTION PLAN AS OF TODAY:

These are the requirements for Marta to leave the country and we are getting started ASAP:

She will need vaccinations (Rabies + DHPP)
She will need a passport
Dewormer
Blood test which needs to go to Germany for a reading, as Georgia does not have facilities to read veterinary bloodwork
She will need a microchip
Government license

The approximate costs for the above are as follows:

All vaccinations- $30 USD
Passport- $7 USD
parasite medicine- $9 USD
Blood Panel (Germany) - $166 USD
Government Paperwork- $30 USD

All together it is approximately $245 USD which comes out to roughly $330 dollars CDN after the conversion for those basic costs to get things started. Please note, the vet has not examined Marta yet, so we are hoping there will be no surprises there. We will be able to update on that soon.

Another cost we will be incurring is housing for Marta. Because we need to get her out of the shelter and into someones home so quickly, we must pay $145 US per month to board her in someones home. We do not have enough time to find foster care for Marta in her country, as many people and places do not accept pets in the home.

The final cost will be Marta's flight to Canada. This is expected to be the largest cost, as flights from Georgia to Canada are anywhere between $1000 CDN- $1800 CDN.

If all goes smoothly, the timing to complete all of the procedures and send Marta to Canada will take 1.5 - 2 months. We are being told to be prepared in case there are delays or if anything surprising comes up in her medical examination.

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Update 1
Posted by Bianca Del Bois
16 days ago
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Another photo of Marta.

The sadness she is feeling right now is apparent. We will work hard to get her here as soon as possible, but we need your help!
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$515 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 16 days
Created April 6, 2017
MH
$20
Megan Hutchings
2 days ago
$20
Katie Mc
9 days ago
1
1
GG
$25
Genevieve Grossi
10 days ago
KR
$20
Kim Ryan
12 days ago
KW
$20
Kayla Wojcik
12 days ago
SH
$10
sarah haynes
15 days ago
1
1

saw on grace halliday's facebook! thanks for helping doggie

$20
Anonymous
15 days ago
1
1
LS
$20
Lucie Solomon
15 days ago
1
1

Thank you for helping Marta, please keep us updated

$5
Grace Halliday
15 days ago
1
1
$5
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15 days ago
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