We're not one to sound alarm bells unnecessarily but there are times when we have little choice, especially when the
life of a sweet beagle like Phoebe hangs in the balance.
Like many rescue groups, we are in a constant
struggle over two things in particular - maintaining finances and growing our foster program. Thanks to your generosity, we
somehow always manage to find the funding even at the most challenging times. But funding is secondary to dedicated foster
homes. The availability of foster homes dictates whether we can rescue a beagle in need or not.
Right now, our foster homes are full.
Right now, Phoebe needs our help.
She's running out of time. The shelter can only hold an unadoptable dog for so long and none of the other rescue groups
contacted are able to help her. Phoebe is depending on us to come up with a miracle.
If you've fostered for us before and would like to chat about fostering Phoebe, OR if you've been thinking about joining
our foster program, now is the time to let us know.
Here's what we know about Phoebe via an email we received from the animal shelter who rescued her first…
On Aug 12, 2015, at 1:41 PM:
Just wondering if you would have room for a senior beagle
with a few medical needs the shelter cannot take on.
Phoebe was removed from her previous owner for neglect.
She has a chronic ear infection, overweight, Grade 2 of 6 heart murmur, immature cataracts (which dont need medication right
now but our vet believes they are progressive and would need regular follow-up to ensure she does not develop pain). The vet
also suggests she would need bloodwork done to check thyroid function, chest xrays, dental cleaning and a very strict diet
as she is at high risk for developing other weight related issues.
Her personality is sweet, tolerant and friendly.
She is tolerant of other dogs but does not seek to play. She was good with her food being removed. Showed no interest in a
cat in a kennel. She does bark occasionally for attention and she can be a bit dramatic for nail trims and vaccines as she
will howl and panic but not with aggression.
Let me know if this girl sounds like a candidate for you. She just
needs some TLC in her senior years.
Coordinator: Canine Services
*Phoebe is in the care of an animal shelter out-of-town. If we're
able to secure a foster home for Phoebe within a week, she will be transferred to our veterinary clinic in the Beaches for
her vetting before being placed in her foster home.
With Hopeful Hearts…