As some of you may know, and some of you may not, Malcolm is our 1.5 year old Bassett Hound. He is our son, and a brother to our two kids and his dog sister. He is our ever loving fur buddy who won't accept not being petted or acknowledged. He is our slobbery kiss giver and mud sharer. He is our family and our heart.He went into emergency surgery on the night of Friday, September 8 for what was a suspected corn cob causing an intestinal blockage. After 2.5 hours in surgery and 1.5 feet of intestines removed during a process of resection and anastomosis, it turns out it wasn't a corn cob at all (Malcolm was never much of a fan for veggies anyhow), but was instead something called Intussusception where basically one part of his intestine had kaleidoscoped another part into it. Had we waited much longer, Malcolm would not have made it. He had a successful surgery, thank God, and now the harder part begins: recovery. The next five days are crucial for his survival given a major c
This is Max. He is my best friend and a loving member of the family! I have been privileged to have him for seven years and he is now 11yrs. He is a Miniature Pinsher. Unfortunately Max is very sick and in need of a serious surgery. It is very expensive and I'm afraid I'm unable to afford this much needed treatment. My Max is loving, fun, and everything to me and I am willing to do anything to make sure he is with me for a long time. I'm asking my family and friends, if you could find it in your hearts to help me with Max's treatment words could not describe how grateful and appreciative I would be. Any little bit helps! Thank you in advance
My name is Rachel, I've been rescuing since I was 14 years old. I've always had a compassion for animals and have wanted to do more for them, two years ago I traveled from Florida to Iowa for better weather, housing, and better chances for the animals I rescue. I've found the perfect house to move into, the problem is? There is no fence, which is severely required when fostering and owning animals in general. I'm currently renting a house from a family member which ontop of the vet bills tends to keep the funds on a tight budget. The animalsI take in are what many see as "handicapped" and should be "put down" because of their issues, I see them as animals that just need the proper housing and someone who cares about them. I take these animals, give them the proper lifestyle and training before finding them a new home. Not only is this for the animals but it's also for me, it's chance to do something I've felt strongly about since a young age. My gofundme is to raise enough money for
Anyone who has ever met her will attest that Lizzy is the sweetest Golden Retriever you'll ever meet. She has always had such a sweet and loving disposition. The only thing she ever "asked" for is to be petted (endessly). She is almost 11 years old but she is still full of life. A happy-go-lucky girl who loves her treats, toys, people, lounging in the sunshine, taking baths, walks, and the list goes on.She has been diagnosed with intermediate-to-high grade lymphoma. While she does have pet insurance, the policy will not cover the full treatment she will need to fight this condition. I never had kids and she IS my babygirl. She is not exhibiting signs of illness yet and is still full of smiles and happy tail-wags. She has no idea of the monster that is lurking inside of her. She deserves a chance at continuing her happy life. She is going to get the treatments she needs to be able to frolic in the yard chasing birds for years to come but she has a rough, long road ahead. She h
These dogs are noble and splendid runners and because of these qualities, they are used for hunting and on commercial racetracks. After they have given all they have, the galgos are dumped and left to an uncertain life on the street, unworthy of care and consideration, or they are killed in atrocious ways.GRH needs volunteers to pick up the lucky dogs in Spain that got adopted, and accompany them on their flight to their forever homes in The Netherlands and Belgium.My sister Isabelle already adopted two of these abandoned galgos via GRH.Now that I have quit my job, me and my sister want to go to Spain in April to pick up a few of the dogs and bring them to their forever homes in The Netherlands.Can you please help us to make this little, but so important dream for a few galgos and us come true? Every Euro counts and is much appreciated. I can pay you back in translating your Dutch documents, help you with your annual tax filing etc et
And this is why we want to raise money: because we cannot sit by idly as we hear the dogs crying on the streets at night and see them suffer as we walk to work (and still they greet us with a wagging tail). Puppies are thrown of motorbikes, hit so hard that their spine breaks, kicked senseless, stoned by bored kids etc. You get the horrible gist.When we brought our first dying puppy to the Blue Cross, we were somewhat relieved to have found a safe ha
Friends for Life began in 1993 - then known as Citizens for Tempe Strays. Within two years our organization had a solid volunteer base, a dedicated board of directors, and was handling hundreds of adoptions per year. The growth and success prompted the name change to Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary - a name that better described our organization. In 1996, after only three short years, Friends for Life was able to lease three buildings in downtown Gilbert - a place that animals call "home" until they find a family of their very own. In 2010, after re-evaluating our priority of rescue and adoption, and not being a sanctuary facility, Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary changed our name to Friends for Life Animal Rescue. In 2013, Friends for Life was able to purchase all three buildings, so all of our adopted animals are now guaranteed to always have a home to come back to.