Today, we begin the 12 Adoptable Pets of the Holiday Season with something a little bit different.
Sara Graham of VANimal Rescue Society and I chat about a dog named Honey currently looking for her forever home, but we also chat about another dog named Rita. VANimal Rescue is working diligently to fundraise so Rita can get the dental work she so desperately needs. For the full scoop and to find out how to donate to this animal in need, watch the interview below.
From the fundraising page: Rescue dog Rita has come SO far... At this point she needs life-changing dental care and I'm hoping YOU can help make this happen!
Her rescue story began in February 2019, when I was managing the Facebook group for Tails of Istanbul and received a message from a tourist - a wonderful person named Camilla - who had discovered a mother and puppies living in horrible conditions in one of Istanbul’s crumbling, abandoned buildings...
Any dental disease left untreated can lead to systemic organ issues and disease. The bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream causing other infections in the body.
The sooner Rita can have the special dental cleaning and care required, the better.
We know she would feel so much better with a clean mouth. She'll finally be able to eat properly and gain weight.
On the bright side, we now (finally!) have a dental specialist, Dr. Lorraine Hiscox, at Animal Emergency & Specialty Hospital in Ottawa, who can treat Rita.
The problem is the assistance of an anesthesiologist is required. So what wold normally be a dental cleaning with some extractions has quadrupled the cost for Rita's family...to almost $4,000!
FIND OUT MORE ON RITA'S GOGETFUNDING PAGE!
If you're interested in adopting, or fostering to adopt Honey, you can email directly: firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out via the vanimal rescue facebook group
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.