June has been an extremely challenging month for us. The month began with 4 out of a litter of 5 puppies that we rescued breaking with Parvo.. The great news is that all of them survived thanks to our amazing fosters and the staff at Village Vets in Decatur Ga. We have also taken in several special needs pups in the last few months and this month it was sweet Ella who is a Dwarf Jack Russell Terrier. Ella is heart worm positive and has deformed back legs but she is an absolute doll and we will make sure that she gets everything she needs to survive and thrive. Our transport numbers were low this month but our vetting costs were high. If you are one of our dedicated supporters, please consider an extra donation to help us cover the cost we incurred to save several precious little lives in the month of June. Click the image of Razberry below to see all the animals we saved with your help this month!
Friends of DeKalb Animals is expanding our reach! Lifeline Animal Project is now responsible for the management of DeKalb Animal Services. This has provided us with an opportunity to expand our lifesaving mission into other communities where euthanasia rates remain high. Many other animal control facilities in metro Atlanta area have virtually no support to save their animals. One of the facilities we will be working with is Henry County animal control. We are seeking both foster homes and veterinarians closer to these more rural shelters so that we can more effectively manage our costs. We will continue to save animals in DeKalb but feel that it is time for us to reach out to others as well.
So many of the animals that FODA transports to the northeast are adopted within days of their arrival. Sweet Hadley pictured below was adopted by a great family within a week of arrival. Hadley was a puppy in great need while still here in DeKalb. She was born with bi-lateral inguinal hernia’s in her abdomen which required surgical repair. She stayed with us in foster until she was healed and ready to run. We are happy to get updates and photos from our rescue partners when our transported animals are adopted to loving homes. We post many happy tails photos on our Facebook page so please check us out and “like” our page to follow FODA’s good news for the animals there. Click on Hadley’s photo to see all of the animals rescued and transported this month.