BENEFITING: STRAY RESCUE OF ST LOUIS
ORGANIZER: STRAY RESCUE OF ST LOUIS
EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2016
EVENT DATE: Jul 05, 2016
STRAY RESCUE OF ST LOUIS wrote -
As a no-kill organization, Stray Rescue's sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. Virtually all of the pets we save have been abused and neglected. Stray Rescue is out on the streets daily taking a progressive, proactive approach to establishing a permanent resolution to the stray companion animal problem through dedicated rescue efforts, sheltering, community outreach programs, education, collaborations, and the encouragement of responsible pet guardianship.
All donations made during this challenge will be used to support The Stracks Fund - our emergency medical fund. This fund ensures uninturrupted lifesaving medical care for the injured and abused animals we rescue everyday. It is the foundation for rehabilitating animals in need to prepare them for adoption to loving homes. In return for a little affection and attention, these remarkable animals reward their new owners with a love and loyalty unmatched anywhere.
Vida's Story: A Good Samaritan called Stray Rescue about a severely injured dog lying in a yard. When rescuers approached her, they quickly realized just how bad her injuries were. A victim of dogfighting, Vida suffered horrendous abuse from being used as a bait dog. She was rushed to the emergency vet hospital where she required a blood transfusion in an attempt to save her life. Her right ear had to be amputated due to the extent of her injuries, and her front leg was repaired from the severe laceration which had left exposed tendons and bones. We were worried that she would lose her leg, but she responded so well to treatment that her leg was able to be saved. While at the vet hospital, a Stray Rescue staff member would visit with her, and the two quickly formed a bond. So much so that Vida went home with her! Thanks to generous donations made to our emergency medical fund, Vida is now healthy, happy and enjoying all the comforts of home living with her forever family.