South Carolina and New England Animal Rescue

South Carolina and New England Animal Rescue

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Toomba

Dog4U, Inc. has been awarded a grant for medical equipment through the for our new onsite Medical Recovery Building.  The building is nearing completion, check back soon for photos!

 

We are pleased to announce that Dog4U, Inc. has been awarded a grant through the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
www.aspca.org for Feed Support for our Equine Program. The grant award will help alleviate 1/3 of our hay costs for the coming year. We would like to thank the ASPCA for their support and interest in our cause.

 

Dog4U, Inc. has been awarded a grant in the amount of $4000.00 for an on-site Animal Medical Recovery Room through the Meacham Foundation Memorial Grant Program, part of the American Humane Association! Our goal is to raise matching or exceeding funds. Can you help today?

 

Sanctuary Resident "Chance" Gets Yet Another Chance Through DogLeggs

 

Chance was given his name and his second chance when he was found by a Dog4U volunteer. His next chance came when his successful cancer surgery was sponsored several years ago. In recent months Chance lost his ability to walk or stand up due to shoulder instability. He is now getting around and even managing the stairs by himself thanks to his sponsor's purchase of the Dogleggs Shoulder Stability System. Chance is shown below enjoying his new lease on life!

 

Buckskin Gelding Abandoned

 

A 10-12 year old Buckskin gelding was abandoned in the Dog4U driveway at the beginning of May. "Buck" has an old injury that was not treated, making him very hard to place. He would make a great pasture buddy. Please help sponsor him today.

 

beagle mix

Our Mission

To care for, and facilitate the placement of stray, homeless, and unwanted dogs, cats and other animal as pets in suitable homes. To provide shelter and sanctuary for unwanted and abandoned animals, to aid in the prevention of cruelty to animals and to promote humane treatment.

 

About Dog4u, Inc.

Dog4U, Inc. started as a private rescue in 2003 in South Carolina. We became incorporated in 2005, and received our 501(c)3 tax deductible non-profit status in 2009. Our goal is to save as many animals as possible with a no kill policy. Space permitting, we take in dogs from local shelters, which due to the overwhelming number of animals, have no choice but to euthanize healthy puppies and adoptable, friendly, healthy adults. We accept stray dogs and a limited number of cats as space allows. We also have under our care several abandoned horses and cows that came to us severely neglected. By taking care of and placing unwanted and, in some cases, stray animals, we aim to serve our community as well as the animals.

All donations go directly and exclusively towards the needs of the animals. Dog4U, Inc. runs on a volunteer and family basis. We rely heavily on foster homes.

Dog4U, Inc. is working on procuring funding to enlarge our quarantine area and to add training facilities and more indoor housing. Many of the dogs and puppies come to us needing months of isolation, treatment, and training before they are ready for adoption.

We currently work with No-Kill Shelters primarily in the New England area, that are not over-burdened and adoption percentages of the animals are very high. We adopt locally, although the majority of our dogs are adopted through our transport program which takes these dogs 1100 miles to New England. We take our dogs to no-kill facilities in Massachusetts, and occasionally to New York and Vermont.  There is a high demand for animals in the New England Area, waiting lists for puppies are months long year round.

Why help the southern dogs in particular when there are so many to save elsewhere? Because the situation for the dogs of the southeast is dire. Local no-kill shelters and rescues are overwhelmed and constantly full due to over population. Animal welfare laws are not yet fully developed, and there is not sufficient funding for animal control officers to keep up with demand. There are few leash laws so many dogs roam freely. Spay and Neuter programs can't keep up, leading to packs of dogs living wild in the woods. Everyday there are dog and puppy casualties on the side of the road. For now, for many of the ones we can save, the journey north is their best chance for adoption. These dogs need you and your support.

Volunteers and foster homes are always much appreciated, since many of the dogs need socializing, extra attention and love.

 

*UPDATE:

toomba 1

Toomba was diagnosed with operable bone cancer and he is now officially in remission. He was one of the 10% of dogs diagnosed with bone cancer that had not yet spread to his lungs. Immediate amputation of his right hind leg was necessary to save his life, and most importantly, to keep him comfortable. The surgery was successful and Toomba has now recovered and is enjoying life in foster with his sister Katie. His medical bills have piled up. Help sponsor Toomba in his continued monitoring throughout this process.

Toomba with sister Katie

 

THE MANY OF DOGS THAT COME TO DOG4U, INC HAVE MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE TREATED BEFORE ADOPTION. MANY ARE HEARTWORM POSITIVE AND REQUIRE TREATMENT BEFORE THEY CAN MAKE THE TRIP NORTH TO NEW FOREVER HOMES.


AVERAGE COST OF HEARTWORM TREATMENT PER DOG: $350-$550.00

THIS IS THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN THEM AND A CHANCE AT A BRIGHTER FUTURE. PLEASE HELP TODAY, YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Dog4U, Inc.'s Senior and Sanctuary residents are always in need of medications and supplements. Can you sponsor a Senior today?

UPDATE- Foxy has been adopted thanks to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons who accepted her into their program and provided the corrective eye surgery she needed.

* Foxy is a 1 year old female Labrador Retriever. Foxy is housebroken and crate trained and is learning to play fetch, she loves people and other dogs. She needs Bilateral Entropion surgery on both eyes before she will be ready for adoption. Due to the severity of her condition, Foxy will need to be taken to a Veterinary Ophthalmologist out of state. "Entropion is a disorder of the eyelids in dogs and occurs when the eyelids roll in toward the eye. Entropian can occur in one or both eyes and is often a result of breed disposition or heredity. The hair on the surface of the eyelid rubs against the surface of the eye and can cause irritation, ulcers and vision loss."

Annie was in her late 20's when she arrived at Dog4U, Inc. malnourished and neglected. She stayed with us for three years and lived out the remainder of her life here, passing away this winter after a month long battle with an eye ulcer. Thank you to South Carolina Equine Associates and the University of Georgia Large Animal Teaching Hospital for giving her the best chance available. We miss miss her beyond words.



Elsie needs further surgery to her missing eye before she will be up for adoption. Can you help?


 
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