A Global Day of Giving
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global movement that encourages people to give back to their communities. On this special day we hope you’ll consider a kind gift to help abused and neglected animals like Marcus, Peanut and Grace.
Marcus was found tied to a pole, nearly starved to death. He was so frail and weak he could barely walk or keep his head lifted for more than a few seconds at a time. A Good Samaritan rushed this 2-year-old shepherd mix to the SPCA where our veterinary team immediately began treatment. Marcus’ whole body was trembling, and he weighed just 36 lbs. He should have been at least 70 lbs.
We will never understand how someone could be so cruel to an innocent animal. As scared as Marcus was, this sweet boy was so gentle and calm while being examined. He knew he was finally safe.
Peanut a young poodle was purchased from a pet store and sadly, his owners neglected to get him veterinary care to treat his severely infected eye. Instead, they surrendered him to the SPCA.
Our veterinarian made the difficult decision to remove Peanut’s eye as the infection had been neglected for far too long. Despite being in a great deal of pain, Peanut was playful and loving though he’d been suffering for quite some time.
Grace and her baby, Pepper, will also be the lucky recipients of your generous support.
The SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Unit received a call last week from local police about a hoarding situation. Our officers and team quickly jumped into action and were able to save all 22 cats in the home, who had sadly been living in filth and squalor their entire lives. Grace was rescued just in time as she went into labor the following day and gave birth to little Pepper.
All 22 cats…now 23, will receive veterinary care and rehabilitation as well as socialization before being adopted into loving, new families.
Help us be here for dogs and cats like Marcus, Peanut, Grace and countless others by donating this #GivingTuesday. Thank you in advance for being such a kind friend to the animals!