2014 CTDR Mid-Year Letter
Hello, CTDR volunteers and fans!
In the first six months of 2014 alone, CTDR has taken in 74 dogs and adopted out 75 dogs into forever homes. Along with the increased number of dogs CTDR has been able to save, comes the increased cost of getting and keeping these precious dogs healthy. On average, it costs over $500 to vet every dog that comes into CTDR care with just the very basics which include rabies vaccination, other vaccines and heartworm prevention. Beyond the basics are neutering/spaying, dentals, and heartworm treatment, if needed. CTDR also rescues dogs that require special medical attention such as back surgeries, tumors, heart and liver problems, seizures, the list goes on-and-on.
CTDR works hard all year hosting special events to raise funds to provide basic medical care, but unforeseen issues do arise, and that is where CTDR needs your help!
As always in rescue, the need for additional funds continues and CTDR must rely on our generous donors to help rescue more dachshunds.
Below are pictures and information on some of the special medical cases CTDR has had in 2014. These dogs were saved only because of the donations CTDR received. Please, give generously to CTDR so that we can continue saving dogs!
Precious was an owner surrender as she was having trouble walking and was vomiting. After a very lengthy stay at the Specialty hospital, it was found that Precious had an intestinal infection causing her a lot of tummy issues. Precious’ vet bill cost CTDR $5,557.92.
Annabelle was recently adopted but while in CTDR’s care underwent two surgeries on both front legs to correct the limp she had had for quite some time totaling $3,640.75.
Reecie is a young dog that was pulled from the shelter and was found to have a life threatening heart issue and had what is called PDA heart surgery to save her life totaling $3,388.26.
Matilda was found by a Good Samaritan on the side of the road and had been hit by a car. She was taken to the Specialty hospital for major surgery including surgery for a broken pelvis, totaling $4,302.64.
Belle was an owner surrender along with her sister, Lady. Sadly, Lady passed away very suddenly. Belle had major dental work resulting in 22 pulled teeth totaling $2,370.46.
King Henry was left at the San Antonio shelter, horribly emaciated. CTDR rescued him and saved his life totaling $829.45.
Marley was an owner surrender. Sweet Marley jumped off a trampoline and is now unable to use her back legs. She is undergoing laser therapy along with strict crate rest in hopes that she will walk again, thus far totaling $405.54.
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Check donations can be sent to: CTDR, P.O. Box 200429, Austin, Texas 78720
CTDR Board of Directors