Meet Colt. For those of you that don't know Colt, he is my 3 year old Jack Russell Terrier, aka, my bestie. Colt like long walks, pets, and big dog parks with lots of space for practicing his 100 yard dash.
I was lucky. Colt was surrendered to to a no-kill animal rescue. If that had not been the case, Colt may have been euthanized. He arrived at the rescue with a bad case of mange and was severely emaciated. The staff at the rescue gave Colt the medical help and TLC he needed so he could find his way into my life.
I recently started a new job at the Humane Society for Hamilton County. A major program here is the Survivor program, which funds life saving care for the cats and dogs in the shelter. In many cases, we take in animals that other shelters are unable to care for - many on the euthanasia list. Pets come to us with mange, like Colt, broken or severed limbs, heartworm, respiratory infections and so much more.
Woof It & Hoof It helps us fund this program. Animal lovers from all over come together to raise money to save the lives of these pets.
Average cost of heartworm or mange is 300+
Colt's life depended on the kindness of friends and strangers, as many pets lives do.