BENEFITING: Five Acres Animal Shelter
UPDATE: We are saddened to inform everyone that has been following along with Harper's journey that she passed over the weekend. All donatoins will still go towards Shadow's Fund and help with her veterinary bills. Shadow's Fund is our special needs program that supports many other dogs and cats like Harper that are in need of extensive veterinary care for many different reasons.
Harper's foster and our veterinarians did everything they could and fought hard for the little girl. This has been very difficult for her foster but he still has her siblings and mother to care for. Fostering can be very rewarding but also very hard at the same time. Not only are you giving them your time and attention to keep them safe, healthy and happy before they are ready for adoption, you go into fostering knowing that someting could go wrong and you have to be ready if a situation arises that you have to save an animals life.
We are extremely grateful for our selfless fosters that dedicate so much time to our animals, our veterinarians that do everything they can to give our animals the best care possible and our supporters and donors that allow us to care for animals with special needs and temporary illnesses.
Five Acres is fortunate enough to have dedicated foster parents willing to open their homes and hearts to care for dogs and cats before they are available for adoption. Fostering is often not an easy job. It can lead to late night feedings, behavior modification and even emergency vet visits.
Eric Wolff, one of Five Acres dedicated board members, volunteers, fosters and shelter buddies has been helping one of his newest foster kittens fight for her life. Harper and her siblings are just 7 weeks old and staying with the Wolff pack with their momma. At such a young age Harper has already had multiple emergency trips to the vet. Eric has found her lifeless a couple times, stayed up all night keeping her alive and has made multiple trips to and from home, the vet, work and Five Acres.
Harper and her siblings all have upper respiratory infections, but because little Harper is only 8oz. and is so young her immune system is having a harder time fighting off the illness. Five Acres along with our partner veterinarians are doing everything they can to give little Harper her best chance. She has been on oxygen, given fluids, had x-rays, etc. which can be quite costly for Five Acres. If you would like to help with Harpers care, please consider donating as little as $10. All donations will go towards her veterinary care and if we raise more than what her total bill is the donations will then help another dog or cat needing emergency veterinary care.
Thank you for helping save lives.