Katie Bertoglio-Harris via Crowdrise
July 15, 2012
BENEFITING: Young At Heart Pet Rescue, Inc.
Young at Heart Pet Rescue is dedicated to the following goals:
-Rescuing stray and relinquished senior animals from animal shelters who have not been adopted and are scheduled to be euthanized. Young at Heart takes the animals who are considered “too old” for traditional shelters and rescues and provides them with a chance at a forever home, either with a new loving family, or through our Sanctuary Program.
-Securing a no-kill adoption center and sanctuary where rescued senior pets can be safely sheltered without the threat of euthanization until adoptive families are found for them, or where they may live out their days surrounded by the best care and love at our sanctuary.
-Providing medical care to neglected, abused and injured senior animals.
Rehabilitating hard-to-adopt senior animals and finding them loving homes.
Promoting the benefit of adopting older pets, and educating the public on the care of senior dogs and cats.
-Educating children and adults alike on responsible pet guardianship.
Creating an alliance with local open-admission shelters and animal rescues to improve the adoption rate of senior pets.
On June 23, a good samaritan pulled a dog out of the mud in a secluded part of a forest preserve. The kind man realized what bad shape the dog was in and rushed her to a local vet. There she is recieving aggressive medical treatment. She had her infected uterus removed, and she is being treated for kidney failure. Her future is still uncertain, but Young At Heart is working hard to make sure she gets every chance. At the very least, she will not die alone, stuck in the mud.
Please help them cover some of the costs of Honey's care by donating to this project! Honey and all of the other dogs rescued by Young At Heart will love you for it!