Can You Help with Vet Bills?
Charlie's friend Loppy :)
UPDATE: Charlie is doing amazing!!!!
Please see our latest post about Loppy. Despite the fact we are still paying for Charlie's vet bills, we couldn't let Loppy be euthanized.
If you can help, we could really use it right now. Your support will allow us to continue help more animals like Charlie and Loppy
Oops! We saved the wrong cat. So... our amazing group of volunteers went to a high kill shelter to save a sweet cat whose time was running out. After packing kitty up and hitting the road they realized OOPS we took the wrong cat. They were faced with a heart wrenching decision, do they keep him and leave another cat to be euthanized or do they send him back and pick up the original cat knowing they were basically choosing which cat would live and which one wouldn't. Both cats were past their expiry date of March 18th.
So what did All Creatures Rescue decide? Why save two cats of course!! Unfortunately our hearts are bigger than our pocket books.
Both cats (along with many of our other rescue animals) are in need of 3 things - love, medical care, and a forever home. Love- we so have that covered. Our amazing foster moms and dads are loving them up. A forever home- that will come. Medical care- that is where we need YOU.
Both cats (and our other rescues) are in need of vet care, vaccines, etc, but Charlie, or Oops as he is affectionately known, is in URGENT need of dental surgery. He has several broken teeth and a serious infection that the vet has told us must be causing him tremendous amounts of pain. He is on antibiotics to help treat the infection but without surgery he will lose the ability to eat. Charlie is only about 10- not old for a cat, and if any of you have ever had a toothache surely you can imagine his suffering! The estimate we have received for his dental surgery alone is over $2000.00.
We have other new rescues needing desperate medical attention and we could fill pages here telling you their heartbreaking stories and urgent medical needs. Any additional monies left over will go towards their vet bills. Be it a rat, a cat, a hamster, chinchilla, guinea pig, bunny, a whatever, we have made it our mission to rescue as many as we can.
All Creatures Rescue is a group of volunteers dedicated to the ongoing rescue and rehabilitation of animals that have been neglected, abused or have special needs. We are a small group of volunteers based in Toronto, but work alongside a network of other rescues and sanctuaries across North America. We receive no outside funding.
If you have room in your heart and home, please look through our list of animals available for adoption and complete and submit an application to adopt or foster. If you can’t adopt, please consider a donation to help with vet bills, food, supplies, transportation, and web hosting. If you can't donate, please follow us on social media using the buttons below and share us with your network.
Loppy came to us from a shelter that was going to euthanize him due to the costly surgeries he needed. He was a sweet bunny full of life and we couldn't give up on him!
Loppy was recently at the vet where he had his incisors removed and was neutered. Because he needed various procedures and monitoring by the vet, he had to stay at the vet clinic for a whole week. His surgery plus monitoring was very expensive but Loppy and his ACR family think he's worth it. Even with everything he's been through he's still a happy, energetic, confident bunny who isn't letting any of this get him down. The vet advised us to have him take it easy but Loppy would prefer to spend his days binkying around his foster home. He's quickly winning over his foster mom and isn't holding his tough beginnings against anyone.
He has bad several vet check ups and returns to the vet on Monday for what we hope is his last visit!
Stay tuned for good news!
Once he is all healed he'll be ready to find his very own forever home with humans who will be as delighted as we are by his determination, joyful spirit, and hilarious antics.
If you can find it in your heart and your pocket book to help ACR would be really grateful!!!
Thankfully Charlie is safe and well cared for. We still need to finish paying for his surgery but a huge portion has already been covered by our generous supporters.
Unfortunately there is never an end to animals needing help. Last month we rescued over a dozen hairless rats. We knew we were going to encounter issues but the condition of the little ones was much worse than we thought.
Shortly after their arrival, we lost Little (the momma rat). She had suffered through severe neglect and lack of care. She was starving, injured and in pain. What made her condition fatal is she used the little energy, resources and fight in her she had to keep her little ones alive at the expense of her well being.
Please do your research before you adopt any pet. Please. Animals who aren't vocal, ones who hide their pain, and are smaller in nature are not seen as needing the same amount of care and time as large animals. This is false.
We implore you to educate yourself about all these "novelty pets". and cosmetic procedures done to many animals. Skinny pigs, rats without tails, dwarf hamster born smaller and smaller, declawed cats, dogs with docked tails and ears. If you can't handle how an animal looks (if a tail freaks you out), or you're allergic to fur, or you don't want to ruin your furniture please don't bring these creatures into your environment. Volunteer at a shelter, sponsor a rescued animal, help a friend build a larger enclosure for their rodent, walk their dog when they're busy, volunteer for a transport group such as Freedom Drivers that helps to get animals out of high kill facilitates into rescues and shelters where they can be safe and find a family.
We were too late to help Little, but what we were able to do for her (thanks to our amazing Special Needs Foster Home), is provide her with pain relief, the feeling of safety and love on her last day. She died peacefully in the arms of a foster family, She didn't feel alone, she saw her kids were safe and fed, and she received comfort.
Her kids are recovering wonderfully (and some have already been posted up for adoption), and her wonderful partner is learning to trust humans.
Please help us pay off Charlie's surgery so we can help more animals like Little and her family. We are an all volunteer, very dedicated group of folks that work with the worst of situations and see amazing results in return.
Please share this fundraiser so we can help all the difficult cases that have fallen on our laps these last few weeks. Thank you SO much for your support!
As a volunteer rescue our resources are spread so thin. We have had some new cuties come into our care who also need our help. Please find it in your heart to help by donating, and/or sharing. For those of you who have already donated... thank you!
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He wasn't super happy to be at the vet today so we didn't get any pics but we do have a video of Charlie enjoying the sunshine as he suns himself in the window.
Enjoy the nice weather today!