[ Stuff the Clinic Cupboards ]
[ 100% COMPLETE! Thank you! ]
Heather Waddell has graciously given AARCS $10,000 in loving memory of Penny Taylor
She’s at it again! Heather Waddell has generously given us a challenge and we need your help! When we approached Heather about the need for medical supplies for the AARCS’ Veterinary Hospital, she was willing to MATCH YOUR DONATIONS up to $10,000 — which will fill the clinic cupboards with much needed medical supplies for the animal patients in AARCS’ care.
So for every $1 you donate, Heather will donate $1!
$20,000 can be daunting, so we thought we’d have some fun while raising these much-needed funds. In order to unlock each cupboard, we need to raise $2,000 – 5 times! When we reach each $2,000 increment the cupboard door will open and reveal a surprise story and a giveaway!
[ BONUS ]
Your name will be entered into a draw for a “Door Prize,” which will be drawn from the names of those donors who have donated towards that cupboard. Donate again after each cupboard door is opened and be entered to win again! Prizes include gift certificates and prize baskets!
CUPBOARD #1: Jeffery Unlocked
It’s difficult to not fall in love with Jeffery! He has such a big heart and is very brave! When he was rescued by one of our partner organizations, Jeff was barely able to move due to two large lacerations on both of his hind ankles. We do not know for sure what horrifying experience lead to his injury, but we are grateful he was brought in to safety. Astoundingly, Jeffs tendons and bones were still intact and unharmed, however, the open wounds were incredibly painful.
Over the past couple of weeks, Jeffery has not only been receiving tender love and care from his devoted caregivers, but he has also been in and out of the Veterinary Hospital for daily bandage changes and check-ups. He has been on clavaseptin (antibiotic) to prevent any infections, used countless packages of gauze and endless rolls of vet wrap for both of his hind ankles. It’s been a slow healing process due to the severity of the lesions, but we are happy to report that Jeffery is improving daily! We cannot wait to get him into a loving foster home until he is ready for a forever home!
CUPBOARD #2: Easton Unlocked
Easton came into AARCS’ care in early May, a senior kitty, sweet as pie! This handsome boy had never before received veterinary care, including vaccinations. His immunity was low which made him susceptible to a severe upper respiratory infection. It didn’t help that Easton was suffering from terrible dental disease resulting in the extraction of all his decaying teeth!
He is just one of the patients we have examined and are treating through our Veterinary Hospital. Easton required an extensive dental surgery, doxycycline (antibiotic for upper-resp), lysine, fortiflora as well as a gastrointestinal kibble/canned diet while in our care. He also has severe stomatitis and is currently being treated with steroids and gabapentin.
These supplies are desperately needed on a day to day basis throughout our shelter for the animals in our care. Thank you for joining the Stuff the Clinic Cupboards Campaign!
CUPBOARD #2: Shya + Puppies
JUST RESCUED! This mighty but coy momma affectionately named Shya was quilled critically by a porcupine. She and her four 4-week old puppies were in desperate need of assistance. Rescue crews had to venture out twice to gather the whole family safely. During the first rescue, two of the pups were picked up but momma Shya and her two puppies hid underneath a shed and were unreachable at the time. Luckily, the second rescue attempt was a success attaining both puppies and mom! Shya was sent straight to our partner emergency clinic where they removed over 250 quills. Due to the state of their momma, the four puppies were moved into a foster home where they can be cared for by their loving (human) foster moms and dads.
The good news is that they are in AARCS care; all five of them! With your help, we are able to provide them with emergency medical care, spay/neuter surgeries (to prevent future unwanted litters) as well as life-saving vaccines to protect them from disease and illness. Lastly, they will be provided with loving forever homes!
DID YOU KNOW? Dogs can breed twice a year with litters of 6 – 10 puppies. In just seven years, one unspayed female dog and her offspring can produce 97,000 puppies.
CUPBOARD #4: Freeway Unlocked
Say hello to itty-bitty Freeway! Regrettably, this little guy was rescued from a high traffic road all alone without a mother in sight. At only three days he managed to escape his situation with all nine of his lives with the help of his rescuer. Since his arrival, Freeway has been in the loving care of our Cat Program Manager. He has been bottle-fed around the clock for the past eight weeks, which is not an easy task for his foster mom. Kittens are incredibly fragile and we know that their chance of survival is much better with their mom. Unfortunately, it is not always possible depending on their situation.
We are thrilled that Freeway has made it this far! He is one tough cookie. He was neutered yesterday and soon Freeway will be adopted into a loving home!
DID YOU KNOW? In just seven years, one unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens.
CUPBOARD #5: Eli Unlocked
Eli may be a tiny puppy, but he has a big heart! At only a few months old he was diagnosed with a grade 4/6 heart murmur and then later with congenital intrahepatic portosystemic shunt – which is a very rare condition. These liver shunts can lead to various complications such as liver dysfunction, deficiency in enzyme activity, liver tumors, and low oxygen levels/shortness of breath. This caused little Eli to be very lethargic compared to most puppies, as well as limited his ability to be as active as he should be at his age.
He was then referred to an internal-medicine specialist regarding a long-term treatment plan for his condition as we want to give Eli the best chance he can at a long and happy life! Thankfully Eli has been placed with a loving foster family to give him a place to call home while he is a medical patient of AARCS.
After multiple vet appointments, countless medications (including metronidazole, omeprazole, zentonil and lactulose) and a low-protein diet, it has been decided that Eli will undergo a specialized surgery with two board certified surgeons in efforts to significantly reduce the complications that may arise due to this medical condition.
We are hopeful for Eli to have a successful surgery and make a full recovery! Our end goal of course is to find Eli the perfect forever home! Join us in wishing him good luck!