This marks another highly successful year for ASR. We rescued over 300 animals this year from our local open-door animal shelters, all of whom would have been euthanized had we not taken them. Some of these perfect little creatures had medical issues or behavior issues that were beyond the shelters capacity to deal with, many were just too young or fragile and needed weeks of special care, but most were just needing our help because the shelters were so full with abandoned and discarded animals.
This is where ASR steps in. We are proud to partner with our local open-door animal shelters to decrease euthanasia in our community. But ASR receives no government funding or subsidizing. This all-volunteer animal rescue is fueled by donations only, so we rely on folks like yourself, folks who care about the plight of abandoned, abused, and discarded animals!
In this newsletter you'll read stories of some amazing animals who were given a second (or third!) chance in ASR's foster program. Again, we could not have saved them were it not for your generosity. If you have received this newsletter it's because you are a part of Animal Shelter Relief rescue in some way. You've adopted, volunteered, donated, or simply stopped by our adoption fair and visited with our adoptable animals. Thanks for being a part of the ASR community!
Won't you please continue to support our life saving mission (let's make it 400 lives saved next year!) by making a tax deductible donation?
THE MORE MONEY WE RAISE, THE MORE LIVES WE CAN SAVE!
Little 10 week old Dudley came to ASR from the City of San Jose Animal Shelter missing his right rear paw. He had bite marks on his back end, so the veterinarian believes that he was attacked by a predator and his paw was chewed off in the attack. This little guy has no idea that he's disabled, he runs and plays and purrs and is just happy all of the time! Our veterinarian believes he can live a long, full life. We are looking into 2 options: leg amputation if the 'stump' is not healing well, or possibly a prosthetic foot (very expensive). So we are currently raising funds for this little snowflake!
Thank you to all who have donated to help sweet Latte! We have raised over half of what is needed to correct her diaphragmatic
hernia, but we still need about $1000 more to afford her surgery.
Give her the best present ever: the gift of a long, healthy life!
Tell your friends and spread the word about Latte on social media. If you missed Latte's story, you can read about it here. She is quite unique!
Annabelle was rescued by an ASR volunteer from a hoarder with over 50 chihuahuas in their backyard. She was pretty unsocial when we first got her, but after being in a loving foster home with dogs and cats and two people who love her and have spent a lot of time getting her to trust humans, she is ready for adoption!
Annabelle was not spayed and required several dental extractions to get her healthy. ASR was only able to pay for her spay, vaccines, and surgery because of donations.
Tenderpaw came to us with her 6 siblings from the King's County Animal Shelter. The entire litter was malnourished, anemic, and suffered terrible colds. One of the kittens passed away due to complications from an Upper Respiratory Infection. After a couple weeks of good food, a warm bed, and medical care, the remaining kittens were getting stronger and getting over their colds. But Tenderpaw had suffered such an extreme eye infection it was clear she may need to have one or both of her eyes removed. We took Tenderpaw to our local animal opthamologist who was able to save one of her eyes with a long course of antiviral and antibiotic medications, but she did lose the other eye. This was no problem for this little trooper! She healed quickly and adjusted well to her limited vision. Tenderpaw was adopted two weeks ago to a loving family who know how special she is!
Animal Shelter Relief could not have saved Tenderpaw without the financial assistance & volunteer efforts of people like you. Please make a donation today to our Special Needs Fund to help animals like her or apply to foster an animal in need today!
Finally... thank you for giving the gift of compassion this holiday season! Through donations, fostering, volunteering and spreading the word, you help us continue to save lives.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Animal Shelter Relief is an ALL-VOLUNTEER, 501 (c) (3), California, charitable non-profit. Every donation goes directly to saving the lives of abandoned, homeless and injured animals.
Our mission is to relieve overcrowded, open-door animal shelters through rescue and placement into foster homes; thereby, reducing the euthanasia of homeless cats & dogs.