Just when we thought we were turning a corner....
July 31, 2016
BENEFITING: OPERATION PAWS FOR HOMES
ORGANIZER: OPERATION PAWS FOR HOMES
EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2016
I have volunteered for OPH for over 2 years now. In that time the Dunn family has fostered over 50 deserving pups. All of which would of possibly been euthanised.
Mallory is one of those dogs.... She has several medical issues. Infact she will likely be headed to surgery the soon. Her eye lashes are literally laying on her eye balls. I am sure you can imagine how uncomfortable that is. As a result she has ulcers on her eyes. On top of that she has a horrible skin issue that leaves her itching and biting all day long. Oh and did I mention she has ear infections too?
Despite all that Mallory is going through she just wants to be loved. She is content to lay in your lap and sleep. She really is the sweetest dog I have fostered. With out OPH she would of likely been put to sleep.
OPERATION PAWS FOR HOMES wrote -
At Operation Paws for Homes (OPH) we are dedicated to saving ALL breeds of dogs from rural, high-kill shelter. To date, we have saved more than 6,000 dogs from euthansia. Last year, our annual medical costs to save nearly 1,000 dogs was greater than $150,000.
OPH doesn't discriminate against dogs who would otherwise be passed up because of their breed or health. We don't shy away from dogs who need surgery, have skin conditions, or even puppies with the parvovirus. These medical treatments come at a cost. (see below for more details)
Our rescue dogs 600 mile journey begins by them winding up in one of our partner shelters, through no fault of their own. These shelters then work with our volunteers to put a plan into action, which ultimately ends up with them in the care of our organization.
A volunteer foster meets their foster dog for the first time from the back of a rental van. During the time that the dogs are in our loving foster care, they learn basic commands. They get used to having food and water, and love from humans. We don't know what they go through before they get here, but we do know that we can give them the best care possible. While they are in foster care, they attend events, get photoshoots in their new homes and get their bios updated. But this comes at a cost.
OPH Rescue Dogs & Puppies Medical Costs:
- $15 monthly preventatives
- $35 vet visit
- $60 demodetic mange treatment
- $75 transport fee
- $100 shelter pull fee
- $380 heartworm treatment fee
- $1000 parvovirus treatment fee
If you can spare a little or a lot, we'd greatly appreciate it. Together, we can save more dog's lives who otherwise wouldn't have a chance.