11/10/14: It takes a village. A little over a month ago we received the following e-mail. I knew that we could not afford all of the treatment this poor dog would need so 4 Paws 1 Heart committed to providing some financial dollars and we were able to get help from another organization. This is Asha who after being treated went to A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue who found a foster (who also became a ‘foster failure’) and the family chose to keep her. ~ diana
10/4/14 “On Saturday, my boyfriend and I rescued an abandoned Husky. She is about 9 yrs old. Long story short, her owner’s home was foreclosed on but they are squatting in the house. They refused to take care of her and upon talking to some people that my boyfriend came across – they told him about her story. The people he talked to knew about her because they own one of her dogs from a litter 6 years ago. They kept in touch with her owners and once they heard what was going on, they would go feed her and brush her every other day. She was kept outside in disgusting conditions. We took her and got her bathed and then took her to the vet to see if it was possible in keeping her. We got her a rabies and bordetella shot and had her tested for heartworm. Here’s the problem. She tested positive for the heartworm, needs to be spayed and has an anal tumor that needs to be removed. Unfortunately, he cannot afford all of this. We just knew we had to get her out of the horrific situation she was in and attempt to give her a better life.
She’s a beautiful, loving dog and it breaks my heart that we can’t do more for her. I already have my million dollar dog (literally costs me a fortune and he’s only 15 months!) and can’t afford her myself and neither can he. If she didn’t need all of this attention it may have been feasible to do but unfortunately we can only do so much.