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Maggie & Daisy, Helping their Rescuer's Vet Bills
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Ended Oct 13, 2013
Maryland Animal Rescue needs HELP. FRIENDSHIP is based on TRUST. Without it, there is NOTHING....

THE STORY.... One of our team members had a neighbor/friend take in his parent’s dogs. This is what he said to her: Maggie and Daisy. Spayed, UTD on immunizations. On frontline. Showed up at the house as strays about 6 months ago. Had them completely vetted. Reason for surrender was that they could not keep them in their pen (climbing) and being elder, couldn't keep inside. Leash trained. Sisters 4 yrs old. They like other animals.. Heartworm negative/on heartguard. Vet records at Zebulon Animal Hospital, they would send. Now normally, when an owner surrenders, they make up excuses for their actions. They are strangers. This was different. No reason to disbelieve him.

911 on 9/12 pm. The Shelter is FULL. These dogs were sharing a kennel. If we got them out, even though they weren't going to be PTS, it would save another’s life, by having a kennel for them. So we told the Rescue that these dogs would be perfect. They had no sponsorship, but it didn’t matter. After all, just groom them, work with them for a bit and look for an adopter! EASY! Nice looking dogs too. Relatively young. Since the Rescue has quite a few dogs in heartworm treatment/recovery or other extra expenses, they agreed to accepting the dogs, to help Nash out, since they wouldn't cost a lot to get healthy. We were happy! But the vet records weren’t at the Shelter. Made arrangements to have the Shelter staff take to the local vet for boarding in the AM, till other arrangements could be made. Found out the owner’s name. Called the Zebulon vet to send a copy of the records to the Nashville vet.

THE TRUTH... We should have realized when they said they were sisters. How would they know, unless they assumed? This is what we learned. May 2007 annual. April 2008 picked up heartguard and flea/tick preventative. Have not been seen there since then. There are no other people by that last name and the dogs' description matched. 7, not 4 years old. To top it all of, they were not spayed there and are not listed as spayed. So... could it be somewhere else that things were done? We are unable to find out. They will have to be spayed unless we find a scar or a tattoo. Many a dog has been operated on twice. We had to have all of their immunizations done. We automatically wormed. They were crawling with fleas/covered with flea dirt. Treated. *sigh* Now the biggie. We ran a Heartworm test. Yep, you guessed it. Both are positive and have E-Canis/tick disease.

REALITY... The Rescue had not planned the expense. We have paid for all of the routine vetting out of our Pay-It-Forward Sponsorships, however for spaying and for heartworm treatment we are going to have to ask for help. We need to help them cover the expense. They could have refused the dogs based the fact that the dogs weren't what we said they were and nobody would have known. We feel like we lied, although we didn't. We told what we perceived to be the truth. Saving these dogs will hurt the Rescue and delay them being able to save others. HELP... PLEASE. Can you spare a bit? Thanks for caring...

3 ways to donate (be sure to put for Maggie & Daisy):
~ Maryland Animal Rescue, via PayPal to or by mail to 1382 Mount Zion Marlboro Rd. #428, Lothian, MD 20711
~ Promoting Animal Welfare in NC (PAWNC), via PayPal to or by mail to 2455 Hurt Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
~ via this FundRazr.

Sponsorships for the Nash County Animal Control Shelter pets are managed by Promoting Animal Welfare in NC (PAWNC), a 501c3 charity, working in partnership with Nash County Animal Friends (NCAF). Please note that NCAF and PAWNC are not Rescues, but help Rescues rescue!

DONORS: Your gift is appreciated and is tax deductible. Promoting Animal Welfare in NC is a networking advocacy group and a non-profit corporation with their 501c3 charity status. Thanks for Caring!

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