Tuesday, December 2, 2008


We just have to beg again...we are desperate for donations to help pay for our enormous medical costs. We know we keep begging, but we don't know what else to do. Donations made payable to PAWS are completely tax deductible. We know times are really tough right now, but think about your own pets. Can you imagine anything happening to them? We are getting "owner surrenders" almost daily. Some people have lost their homes and have had to move into apartments that will not allow dogs. Every little bit helps us rescue these pups. Examples of typical medical costs (note- these are discounted or "rescue" rates, thankfully) are listed below:

Heartworm Preventative for a Year: $35-50
Spay/Neuter: $50-$100
Vaccinations: $50-$75
Heartworm Treatment: $150-$300 (for the dogs who unfortunately were not given heartworm preventative monthly- one of our largest expenses)
Orthopedic/ Other Surgeries: $250-$600 (we have had numerous dogs with broken legs, broken jaws, and other orthopedic needs that have already been completed or still need to be completed as well as stomach surgery, etc.)

We have been fortunate to save every adoptable dog in the Marion Animal Shelter thus far (over 500 in the last 2 years alone- quite a feat for a small group in a rural area). However, we can no longer continue if we do not receive more funding. At this point, we are just trying to make monthly payments. Please think about it during the holiday season. If you would like to donate to a specific dog, you will find a "Sponsor Me" button in each dog's profile on Petfinder (see the links section to the right of the Blog- in the blue section). If you prefer to write a check, please make it payable to PAWS P.O. Box 584 Marion, AR 72364. Thank you so much for your support. Foster homes are critical to this process as well- so please consider helping a pup in need.

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