After five months of being passed over for adoption at the shelter, Taz finally got the help he needed. Redfosa volunteers, donated funds and professional training ultimately allowed him to thrive and find his forever home. Click on the youtube video description for more details on this heartwarming story.
We wanted to share this awesome story of what love can do and how special people are who adopt the seniors that sit waiting at shelters across the country. Senior dogs, and cats, do not deserve to end their lives in the local animal shelter. This is now way to repay the gift of love they so unconditionally give us. And this story tells it all...
Meet Napoleon; he came in as a stray to the Redlands Animal Shelter. It was quickly obvious to the staff that he was favoring his left hind leg. A quick x-ray discovered that he had a dislocated hip. Upon relocation, the bone would not stay in. This usually only happens when it’s been out for a long time.😢
Today, he had a femoral head ostectomy (FHO). If you are familiar with these, you’ll know they are very expensive.
We don’t know what his life was like before now; based on appearances, it wasn’t good.😥 This poor, sweet, soul has a long road to recovery, but is now seeing better days!
He was found by a Good Samaritan and frequent adopter at Redlands Animal Shelter, Casey Anthony. Shelter manager, Silvia Lemus, reached out to see if we could help with an amputation. Our hearts broke after seeing the images of what looked like a severely broken and starving pup.
The staff at Highland Village Pet Hospital has taken such good care of him and still treating him for starvation. Not only did one leg have to be amputated; but the other had a massive fracture that has since healed. 😭 And yet.....his soul shines through his eyes.....and out of his tail which wags constantly. He has been named Baron.
The estimate for the surgery is $3500. We know that times are tough and understand if we do not recoup any of that amount. However, we couldn’t say no! Please help us by donating towards his bill.
UPDATE: Babe has been adopted!!!
Babee was brought into the Redlands Animal Shelter as a stray. With her sweet and friendly nature she immediately became a volunteer favorite. Sadly, it was discovered that she had a torn ligament on her left back leg . Redfosa was able to help her receive ACL surgery through generous community donations. Since her surgery she has been living in a foster home with a Redfosa/shelter volunteer, who has been taking her to obedience lessons and working with a trainer to help her overcome her shyness and fear of other dogs. She loves people, is a perfect companion dog who wants to be part of your world whether it’s taking a walk or watching TV. Babee was rescued by the local rescue CodeRedK9Crew, but she is still in need of a forever home and available to adopt. Meet and greets can be arranged.
Albondiga's anal gland ruptured and due to community donations we were able to treat her and she was adopted from Redlands shelter shortly after.
Thanks to your donations REDFOSA was able to pay over $1,500 to for a pinning surgery for this little pup in January, 2019.
$961 was spent on Ringo's dental cleaning that included complicated extractions. This was made possible because of donations from people just like you.
Poor Dasher went to code red at the shelter. REDFOSA helped pay for his training and boarding so he could be safe and live out a happy and healthy life.