URGENT HELP REQUIRED – DONATIONS NEEDED – PLEASE SHARE
I’m not sure where to begin. We need your urgent help. It’s our cry for your help. The past few months have been really tough. It’s an understatement. We’ve held off asking for help as we know everyone is just sooo under the pump but we can’t do this any longer without your help.
We’ve had some really significant cases which have stretched our rescue to the max and drained our bank balance. It’s all been worth it, don’t get me wrong but our team are exhausted. Our volunteers and foster carers have been really doing the hard yards and tonight we need your urgent help.
I’ll tell you about a few dogs we have helped along the way.
There’s Benson,. a lovely looking, gentle lad in the Mt Isa pound, which has a high euthanasia rate, so we arranged to fly him out of there, to safety. He landed with a first time foster carer, willing to give him a go. After he arrived, he had a vet check, where he tested heartworm positive. This led to him enduring about 3 months of very costly and taxing treatment where he was unable to exercise and had to be kept very quiet and contained. After he was given the all clear he was desexed and vaccinated, as well as x-rays to see what was happening with his hind legs. We were then told he required specialist surgery to perform a cruciate and patella repair – on both hind legs. This meant 2 more surgeries. Thankfully when the surgeons went in for the 1st leg a couple of weeks ago, it wasn’t as bad as it appeared, so he is recovering well, getting ready for the second leg in a couple of months.
Of course, there’s HONEY….. This gorgeous girl is a casualty of Covid-19, where her family were no longer able to keep her and afford the surgeries she needed. Whilst is was a tough decision, they did what they felt was best for her and surrendered her to QSAR. She landed with a lovely foster family, where she had 3 fur siblings and humans to cater to her needs. It turned out that Honey not only required desexing, vaccination and microchipping, she also needed Entropian eye surgery and an eye lift. She has been such a trooper and is now fully recovered, hopefully with no further surgeries and has been adopted already. She will head off to her forever home this weekend where she will be the centre of attention
BOSTON, CINNAMON, EVIE, JAX, & MILLIE - all of these dogs have arrived into our care testing as heartworm positive – a totally preventable disease. Left untreated, the dogs can die a slow and painful death, as well as being infectious to other dogs, who aren’t given preventatives. The treatment is not only costly but also quite rigorous and lengthy. The cost at most vets is around $2,500 to $4,000 per dog however our amazing vets provide our babies with first class treatment and care, at a greatly reduced rate. Once all of these dogs were tested as heartworm negative (where we all do a happy dance) most of them then required the usual; desex, vaccination
Last but not least, I want to tell you about WENDY - a heavily pregnant dog named Wendy at which point showed all the signs of ready to whelp. We all prayed for Wendy to hang on during her transport to me and she did with a day to spare. Scared and unsure of what was happening I gave her a warm safe environment which she settled and nested. The following night Wendy went into labour and her first puppy was born, a girl, just after midnight. The natural mother instincts immediately went into play and she was doing great. By morning she delivered 7 big beautiful puppies, 5 girls and 2 boys. Unfortunately the 8th puppy a little girl was still born, I named her Fawn. Mum and pups are thriving and 8 weeks on the little nuggets are weighing in just under 2kg.
As you can see, each of these precious dogs has an amazing story to tell. We are so proud of what we have done but tonight we need your help to raise $12,000. It’s a lot of money but we have no choice as our bills are sky high and our bank balance has been drained.
Just $5 from each and every one of you would get us over the line. It’s just the cost of your next cup of coffee but one that will help save a life. Please help us tonight. We are counting on you.
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