MCR saves lives -- but only because you help us. Join us for the 2018 Saving Pets Challenge.
That cutie pie at the top of our page is named Tripp. He joined the Meridian Canine Rescue on Monday, April 23rd because he needed immediate aid.
We had just participated in the Idaho Shelter Coalition planning session (goal: a no kill state by 2025!) when we received word that a puppy had been found injured on the side of a highway. There was something majorly wrong with this leg. So, on our way back to Meridian, could we please pick him up and take him to a vet?
We said yes, of course. We rushed Tripp to an emergency vet clinic and discovered that his leg was fractured. Weeks later, he is still following a treatment plan that includes x-rays, casts, and restricted activity under the careful supervision of his surgical team and foster family.
We're hoping that with time, kennel rest, and physical therapy, Tripp's leg will heal up nicely. It's our responsibility to ensure that his urgent medical needs are addressed before he meets his forever family.
Our lifesaving work is only made possible because of generous donors like you -- donors who believe that no dog should walk alone. With your help, we can see to it that sick or injured dogs receive the excellent veterinary care they desperately need. Tripp's medical bills currently total $1,294.20. If you follow us online, then you know that he's just one of several medical cases in our care at the moment.
Our hands are also full with little 7 week old puppy, Meeko, who was just diagnosed with canine megaesophagus and aspiration pneumonia, as well as 10 year old Twizzler, whose biopsies of the severely inflammated skin around his eyes recently revealed an immune mediated issue that will hopefully be resolved through steroid treatments. Both dogs will need ongoing medical care.
This spring, we're asking you to help us with veterinary expenses. Support our work and contribute to the 2018 Saving Pets Challenge. With your donations, we can save the lives of dogs who must receive medical attention before they can be adopted by loving families.