Poppy has completed her heartworm treatment and will slowly be able to get back into her normal routine!
Her family reports that she loved the snow this winter but they are looking forward to her being able to fully enjoy the spring and summer!
As a rescued puppy mill dog, Poppy has so much to learn about love - but her family is well on their way to making her into a confident and spoiled girl!
We are thankful for Poppy's family for taking her in and giving her the love and healthcare that she hadn't received previously. And we are thankful to be a small part of her recovery process!
Check out SAFE St. Kitts for more information on Rufus and the other animals they have in their program!
Help us to continue to save animals, like Rufus, every donation helps!
One of the most rewarding aspects of our organization is when we are able to get out into the community and educate pet owners on the dangers of parasites. Our mission was founded because of our experiences living in the beautiful island of St. Kitts. The island is home to beautiful beaches, a local community with amazing culture, great food and multiple medical schools as well as Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. In past years, animal welfare had not been a priority on the island but with the help of countless people and organizations animal welfare is improving throughout the island.
Recently we joined two amazing organizations stationed in St. Kitts (PAWS and VIDA) for their community outreach event. It's truly an amazing experience to give people of all ages a place where all of their questions be answered. This is where improvement starts, because in general many people (all over the world) do not know how to properly care for their pets!
At this event, the local community was invited to bring their pets for free wellness exams, vaccines and of course flea and tick prevention! This event also helped out the students studying to become veterinarians. They gained invaluable experience doing physical exams and giving vaccines properly, under the guidance of some of the best teachers around (I promise I'm not biased).
In addition to medical care, there was information provided about proper housing, nutrition and other important animal welfare topics. Families were also given pet food, leashes and collars for their furry friends.
Puppies, Kittens, Dogs and Cats from all over the island lined up for services - it was an amazing turn out! This is just one more step for a healthier animal population in St. Kitts. We look forward to the next!
Thank you PAWS, VIDA and all of the volunteers for putting together this fantastic event! And thank you to all of our donors for your ongoing support!
Check out the great things being done by the other organizations that sponsored this event:
PAWS- St Kitts
Ross University VIDA
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Penny is a recently rescued boxer. She had spent the last 2 years as a stray in the woods and had survived 2 major Florida hurricanes amongst other everyday challenges on her own. Penny was caught by a rescue group and homed with her foster family. The first day with her foster family, Penny escaped into the elements again. Many efforts were made to bring her home, After several months of time and energy put in to safely trap Penny and get her out of the woods she was safely trapped and put into a home, just in time for Christmas. Bringing Penny home was a cherished event, and even made the local news!
To no surprise, Penny is heartworm positive.
Penny received her heartworm treatment and is recovering well!
Keep an eye out for updates on Ms. Penny!
To donate to Penny's care, use the link below!
Bear is a roughly 5 year old longhaired black and tan male Dachshund. Bear's original owner had passed away and no one had stepped up to take care of him. Bear was posted on Facebook to find a new home after his owner passed away. He bounced between a couple of homes before his current owner couldn't bare to see him end up in another bad situation and adopted him.
Bear was welcomed into a house with 3 new Dachshund siblings (two of which are also lucky rescues!). When Bear's current owner found him, he was severely malnourished. To make things worse, when brought in to his veterinarian for a checkup, Bear tested positive for heartworms.
Bear has slowly become stronger and has received the okay from his veterinarian to start his heartworm treatment! We are happy to help Bear and his owner get him back to good health!
Start of Treatment: 12/19/18
Keep an eye out for more updates on Bear!