But 6-year-old Cash, a calm and gentle giant, is only now emerging from his world of pain and shadow. Originally rescued from a shelter in Illinois, he has not only been treated for heartworm, he has also undergone two surgeries to correct a case of bilateral cherry eye and extreme entropy (when the eyelid turns inward causing the eyelashes to irritate the cornea of the eye, ultimately causing blindness). Now, thankfully, Cash has recovered from the heartworm treatments, and due to the constant ministration of 5 different eye medications a day by his diligent foster mom, OBR is thrilled to report he has had 95% of his vision restored. Cash is also no longer sporting a medicated bandage on his foot as he's completely healed from having a birth defect removed. Cash's vet costs have reached $2300 You can view a video of Cash loving life with vision on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDATcB2Qjno
Hearty and healthy 8-year-old Freddie awoke one night in extreme distress. Suffering from a sudden and severe onset of gastric torsion (bloat), he was rushed into emergency surgery, and was subsequently gastroplexied (a procedure where the stomach is sutured to the abdominal wall). Happily, Fred survived, not only the complicated and invasive surgery, but the bloat and torsion, a condition that proves fatal without surgery. Now fully recovered from both traumatic events, he remains in the loving care of his foster family. Fred's emergency surgery reached $1500
Enthusiastic and energetic Jed is a 15-month-old Bloodhound filled with happy, hound puppy energy. He may look as if he is all legs, but he is all heart as well. Dubbed a big love bug by his foster mom, he has a habit of counter surfing – which, as soon as he’s caught, he obediently abandons. In search of mischief or perhaps a supplement to his usual food diet, Jed recently decided to chew on, then swallow a stuffy toy. When it failed to reappear, he became so ill that he required immediate surgery to remove it. He’s currently recovering back at his foster home and has, hopefully, sworn off toys as food from now on. Jed's emergency costs reached $1300
As tender as these tales are in the telling, they come with a price tag attached. And because these unforeseen expenses have taken a toll on our already stretched finances, we are turning, once again, to you, our Bloodhound lovers, for assistance. As with most rescues, we, at OBR, pay full fees for veterinary services and often have 10 to 20 dogs in our care at any given time. Because we are a small, non-profit organization run entirely by committed volunteers, the only funds we raise are those we raise ourselves, and the only funds we receive are those donated by generous supporters like you. To date, because of your generosity, OBR is very grateful to have raised $1875 of our $5000 debt that is needed in order to keep OBR's doors open.
During this seasonal time of giving, if you would like to be a hero to Cash, Fred and Jed, all of us at OBR would be eternally grateful. No donation is too small; no matter what the amount, every penny helps.
Donations can be made using one of the following options: Cheque: Made payable to Ontario Bloodhound Rescue. Please contact email@example.com for our complete mailing address.
On-Line Using PayPal: send funds to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-line You Caring: https://www.youcaring.com/OntarioBloodhoundRescue
On-line Using Canada Helps: https://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=16013 If you would like a tax receipt, please make your donation through Canada Helps.
Email Bank Transfer for Canadian Residents: Money Transfer, using your secure, on-line banking - send to email@example.com (no account number is shared between parties; only your emal address).
On behalf of OBR, Cash, Fred, Jed and those, who, like them, are among the voiceless and the vulnerable, we thank you in advance for your kind generosity and wish you a very happy holiday.