Friends of DeKalb Animals is in need or additional support this month for the animals in our care! In the last three months our vet bills have topped $20,000 and are still climbing. We have amazing supporters that give from the heart each month and we hate to ask for more but when it comes to saving these babies and many more, WE AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG! In addition to the vetting charges that we incur each month for healthy animals, 10 of 13 puppies in 2 litters that we pulled to foster and transport had to be hospitalized for canine parvovirus. We also pulled one adult dog that broke with parvovirus as well. Sadly, the adult girl and one of our puppies did not make it and we still have one puppy at the vet now fighting for her life after 6 days in ICU. In the last 3 months we have also treated 12 dogs for heartworms, 3 puppies for ringworm and upper respiratory and multiple cases of kennel cough. One of our older puppies required surgery for bilateral entropion and we are facing the possibility of surgery for another tiny girl for luxating patellas in her knees. Last but not least, we received sad and frustrating news today for Roo, our long term foster girl who suffered a lifetime of abuse before coming to FODA. She is facing yet another surgery tomorrow for her remaining mangled front leg .
The list is overwhelming but we are fully committed to these lives and many more. We ask that you please consider an extra donation or a first donation to Friends of DeKalb Animals this month to help us cover the costs associated with caring for these precious lives.
Friends of DeKalb Animals has been working hard to save more animals from local kill shelters in the metro Atlanta area and in the process, we have incurred some major vetting costs. Since mid May, we have treated 8 puppies and 1 adult dog for parvo virus and we still have 5 puppies from one litter that are not yet out of the woods. We also took in a tiny little long-haired Chihuahua this month only to find that she had bi lateral luxating patella’s on her rear legs which will require surgical repair. Our vet costs have skyrocketed in the last 3 months. We hope you will consider a donation to help with our costs and allow us to continue our lifesaving mission for the abandoned and unwanted animals in the metro Atlanta area. Below you will see a photo of Bud. This gorgeous boy was left to die in his back yard by his owner who moved without him. With the help of friends and neighbors along with an amazing foster home, we were able to treat this big boy for his heart worms and he left on transport this weekend headed for his new life in NJ! Click on Bud’s photo to see the other animals saved by your support this month!!!
Friends of DeKalb Animals is one of 9 non profits chosen to participate in the 2014 Dalton Cares Campaign. The Agency-designed creative awareness poster created for FODA is pictured above. The public is encouraged to use social media to share their favorite poster design and vote for the one they feel should be the overall winner. The Dalton Agency will award the nonprofit with the most social media votes a $1,000 cash donation. Additional creative services may be announced for nonprofits that meet certain milestones throughout the competition.
Please cast your vote online at www.DaltonCares.com through July 7th.
The URL links to the DaltonAgency Facebook page, where visitors can vote by “liking” the poster of their choice ONCE EACH DAY!