Manitoba Underdogs Rescue is calling on animal lovers to consider making a donation to help them cover mounting veterinarian bills.
The rescue is currently caring for four critically injured dogs, with vet bills exceeding $6,000.
“Providing opportunity for sick and injured animals is an important part of what we do,” says Manitoba Underdogs executive director Jessica Hansen. “Unfortunately our capacity is always dependant on donations. When we take in a stray or injured animal, we rarely know its medical history. It’s hard to approximate how much the rehabilitation of these animals will cost.”
Two of the dogs in the rescue’s care are a mother-daughter pair named Maple and Sugar. Sugar is a four and a half month old puppy being treated for a serious infection, is missing two toes on her hind paw and has a BB gun pellet lodged in her hind leg. Maple has tested positive for heart worm.
The two were found during a spay and neuter clinic in a rural community. Both were malnourished, covered in wood ticks and terrified.
“Maple and Sugar are tragic cases of extreme neglect. We will do everything in our power to get them healthy, and ready to be adopted by loving families,” Hansen added. “These dogs deserve the chance for happiness.”
Donations can be made through the Manitoba Underdogs Rescue website, or at Southglen Veterinary Hospital. Donations over $20 qualify for a tax receipt.