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.
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…