The number of animals that FODA was able to save in August was down due to extremely high vetting costs in June and July that carried over into this month. We have treated a total of 13 dogs who came down with canine parvovirus and were able to save 10 of them. We also treated 7 dogs for heartworms and various other medical issues. We will always do everything we can to save the animals in our care but it has come at a huge cost to our lifesaving mission for the animals in the metro Atlanta area. If you support and believe in FODA and what we do to save the animals in the Metro Atlanta area, please consider a donation to help us recover from the over $20,000 in vet costs that we have incurred in the last 3 months. Click on the photo of Princess below to see all of the animals we transported to safety and a new life in August and thank you for your continued support of our mission.
Beginning on August 1st, supporters will need to re-enroll in Krogers Communtiy Rewards for the 2014-2015 program year. Simply go to Krogercommunityrewards.com and sign in to your already created Kroger.com account (or create your account and choose the Kroger you shop at most if you haven’t already), Search for Friends of DeKalb Animals by our name or by our organization number which is 28201, then select us and click “Save”. Purchases will begin to accumulate for the new term starting on September 1, 2014 and ending again on August 31, 2015
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO SUPPORT FODA!!!
Kroger Community Rewards!
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.