BENEFITING: Meridian Canine Rescue
2017 is a very big year for us! We have a new name, a new building, and new partnerships. All of that means one thing: we can save more dogs.
Every day, we're asked to help dogs in need. Sometimes, their guardians can no longer care for them. Sometimes, they're euth-listed at other shelters. And sometimes, they just need to be moved to our incredible community, where they're sure to get adopted after waiting weeks or even months at other facilities. We're happy to help -- when we can.
With your support, we can do more for the dogs in our care. Your generosity has already led to the creation of two outdoor play yards, one indoor play yard, an outdoor meet-and-greet, three indoor meet-and-greets, and an enrichment program -- just in the last few months.
The dogs in our care are loved like family. And we really mean that. Come on in to see us dragging a chair into Marty's kennel, just to sit with him for a while. Or take a peek when one of our staff "accidentally" falls asleep in the play yard with Titus. (Yes, that actually happened. We won't reveal who that person was, but let's just say, hypothetically, that her name rhymes with Visa.) Say hello to our newest office dog. (Actually, maybe not this particular office dog, as he's a little special, and wowzer, do we have our work cut out for us with this behavioral case.) But you get the idea. We treat all of our dogs as individuals, and we know their stories, their strengths and weaknesses, and the beautiful quirks that make them unique and so very deserving of a second (or third) chance. It is our pleasure to spend our days with Shilo and Azula and Jennie and Ruger and Tigger and Roko and ...
Lately, we've found that our transfer and surrender requests have been a little more, well, challenging. (We're thinking of you, Office Dog.) We'd like to keep helping the dogs who need behavior modification or medical attention, but we still need to pay the bills. Your financial support means that we can keep taking in dogs like Ramsey and Timon, who both needed to have enucleations (just one each, though! we're thinking of creating a pirate crew); and Gus, who needed pain management to combat the arthritis in his old, aching joints; and our beloved Gracie, who's megaesophagus has resulted in several emergency vet visits and more than a few meds and x-rays.
To keep doing what we're doing, we need your help. Surgeries, radiographs, and medications can all really add up. Behavioral consultations and specialized care also take their toll on our resources. Give a dog another chance at a happy, full life. Support MCR.