Thursday, October 20, 2016

September, 2016

YOUR DONATIONS AT WORK

In September, 2016, we held 2 separate
 "Itchy-Scratchy" street clinics.
If you are new to our blog, you may be wondering why this is so important. Here are just a few facts:

  • Mites, ticks and/or worms can cause fever, paralysis, lameness, itching, diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms (including death) in animals (and in some cases, to the people - including the children who play with them).
  • Picture yourself living in an impoverished neighborhood that is teaming with homeless, tick/mite, worm ridden, starving animals that are also living in fear. You love animals and hate to see them suffer, but you certainly don't want to take an animal like this into your own home, even if you HAD the means to care for it! So, what CAN you do?! 
  • This is where your donations help many animals.  We inform various communities in the TJ area of upcoming street events and encourage them to bring their pets that need attention as well as street animals in their neighborhood.  Often, when street animals are treated for mange and internal parasites they improve dramatically, and even if not adopted by a family, may find shelter among a group of neighbors where at least they have food, water, shelter and are not living on the street and being chased away because of their illnesses.  The ultimate success is when we can get these animals to our spay and neuter clinics.  See the link below.

These are what we consider to be successful rescues 
(and they are done without a lot of resources, nor a shelter).
For more information, please see our website at:
http://www.friendsofhstj.org/ItchyScratchyStreetClinics.html

In September, we treated 208 dogs & 22 cats 
(a total of 230 animals)!  
Last year, we treated a total 329 cats & 4,635 dogs,
Giving us a grand total of 4,960 animals!
Stay tuned for this year's success stories and totals

Below are some examples of our now healthy patients and their happy rescuers/owners: