Here at TMHPR, we are approached on a daily or near-daily basis by concerned residents, animal lovers, and fellow rescuers about taking in dogs and cats they would like rescued from local shelters, abusive situations, or off the streets. While we would love to rescue them all, our resources limit the intake we can support.
However, sometimes, a story particularly tugs our heartstrings, and we decide to take in a dog or cat in desperate need because we know that the chances of their being euthanized in a shelter are very high.
Sunshine is one such special dog. She’s a sweet, one-year-old little Chihuahua mix that one of our fosters and volunteers discovered huddled in a ball on the side of the road. Kate, Sunshine’s rescuer, immediately took her to the vet, where it was discovered that she had been hit by a car and was suffering from a fractured pelvis. Her injuries were so severe that she couldn’t’ stand or even go potty. Kate spoke with us, and after we determined that Kate and her family would foster and care for Sunshine, we agreed to let her into our program. Sunshine immediately went into surgery, which required a specialist, and after boarding for a week at the vet for further postoperative care, she is now resting peacefully and happily in Kate’s loving foster home.
We also just found out that Sunshine is pregnant and will soon give birth. Her babies will be okay, and we look forward to seeing new, healthy puppies brought into the world, but our resources are strained and need your help!
The total cost for Sunshine’s surgery, boarding, postoperative care, medications, heartworm and fecal testing, vaccinations, spay, and microchip, now exceed $2,100. This does not include the cost of puppy food, puppy formula (if needed) vaccinations, deworming, heartworm preventatives, and spaying and neutering her puppies once they’re weaned. As many of you know, our adoption fees rarely cover all of the expenses we incur when taking in a dog or cat, and we often bring in animals with very special needs that far exceed our resources. How do we do it? Through the generous donations of animal-loving, compassionate folks like you!
Please consider making a donation towards Sunshine’s care and the needs of her future puppies. You can make a donation on her Razoo fundraising page, which does accept credit cards. And remember that we are a 501(c)(3), so your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Thank you for your support! We will keep you posted on Sunshine’s condition and her puppies once they make their debut into the world!