Welcome To Animals Abused & Abandoned Blog
Animals Abused and Abandoned (A3) is a new organization in the world of animal rescue and I thought I would introduce myself and my new endeavor.
My name is Monique. I have been a volunteer adoption coordinator/counselor for a Dallas shelter for the past 14 years. I have also fostered several dozens cats/kittens and puppies . Over the years, I must have placed about 2000 pets. I hope they are still with their original families because I did not take the responsibility of rehoming lightly. I always felt it was my obligation to erase the sadness from their past by placing them with loving, responsible pet caretakers.
After many years of being involved in animal rescue, I recognized the urgency of addressing a corner in that world which needs financial help that addresses animal medical/surgical emergencies. Rescue groups and individuals generally can afford to pay for the routine medical care of the animals/pets in their charge. When confronted with the costs of emergencies and convalescence, rescue groups may not pull these homeless animals from municipal shelters to give them treatment or the pet owners may decide to euthanize rather than save their beloved friends. You may ask yourselves, this sizable expenditure would pay for spay neuter, vaccinations for several healthy animals rather than spend this large amount of dollars for one dog, cat, rabbit, horse….. How sad is it for an owner of modest income not to have the means to save his life time companion. Regardless of one’s thinking, all animals merit a chance to recover from an illness or a trauma.
With your support, my mission is to help with medical care of homeless animals nation wide and keep as many pets with their owners as possible . There are many tears and much suffering in rescue. But there is a flip side, the joy of seeing an animal regain his strength, his interest in living again and that can only come from compassionate people like yourselves who will donate to this cause. You are the ones who can make that difference – between life and death. With the availability of financial resources, one animal life at a time can be saved.
Inquiries for financial help will come from established non-profit rescue groups. Individual requests will be working in connection with one of these groups. Every case will be scrutinized. Every dollar will be spent wisely. Payments will be made directly to the veterinarians who will participate in this program. Being a strong advocate of spay/neuter, in order to receive an A3 grant, every animal will be sterilized, or as soon as the veterinarian recommends that the procedure is safe to perform.
If any of you reading this blog know of grassroot rescuers who could use my help, I invite you to give me their contact information and tell me why you believe in this particular organization. It may be a while before I have amassed sufficient funds to start helping, but it will give me time to establish communication with them and make arrangements for future emergency needs as they come up. Please visit our website www.animals-abused.org.
Posted on May 6th, 2008 by Monique
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