In California City, a remote rural town about two hours north of Los Angeles, there is a small animal shelter that operates on extremely limited resources. With a very tight budget, staff work hard to look after the animals in their care. Like many community oriented shelters, the facility is heavily reliant on the tireless efforts of volunteers. We decided to help them out and our partners at Cat's Pride delivered in a big way!
Vanilla was rescued from a high-skill shelter in desperate need of medical care. Emaciated from a chronic illness which prevented her jaw from opening and with tumors on her abdomen, she was clinging to life. 7 weeks later she has gained 10lbs, but for all the progress made, unfortunately her tumors have gotten worse and require surgery. However, Vanilla is a dog simply not willing to give up!
When Keaton, a young Shepard mix, initially came into the shelter, he was unable to use his front limb. The shelter staff assumed he had been hit by a car, but shockingly x-rays revealed that Keaton had been shot and the bullet was still in his body. The bullet has shattered the bone and surgeons are now fighting to try and save his leg from amputation.