Each day, an alarming number of animal abuse or neglect cases occur across the country. Many times, local shelters and humane societies are forced to cover the cost to medically treat these abused animals, and, as a result, shelters accrue high -- sometimes overwhelming -- medical bills.
American Humane Association's Second Chance Fund helps offset the cost of treating homeless animal victims of abuse or neglect. Through the Second Chance Fund, American Humane Association is able to financially assist agencies that rescue, care for, and re-home abused or neglected animals. In 2009, thanks to our generous donors, American Humane Association was able to provide Second Chance financial assistance to 85 organizations to assist with the care of 974 animals, including cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, parrots, cows, sheep and llamas.
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Here are some of the cases American Humane has funded:
Table Mountain Animal Center Golden, Colorado
After a concerned neighbor contacted local animal control officials, three severely neglected dogs were found at a home in Lakewood, Colo. Murphy, Akito and Delilah were malnourished, filthy and clearly the victims of animal cruelty by their two owners. Delilah’s condition was particularly bad -- she weighed only 7 or 8 pounds instead of the 30 or 35 pounds typical for similar dogs. When an animal control officer arrived, Delilah mustered a single bark, seemingly asking for help. The three dogs were immediately taken to an emergency veterinary care facility, where the vet said that Delilah had likely only had one day left before she would have succumbed to starvation.
A Second Chance Fund grant helped the Table Mountain Animal Center cover the cost of the dogs’ care, and all three have their health back. In addition, Delilah was adopted by one of the vet technicians who helped treat her! The dogs’ former owners pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and served time in jail.
A one-time donation of $10 will be billed to your mobile phone bill. Message & Data rates may apply. Purchase must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18yrs or older, or have parental permission. Text STOP to 85944 to Stop. Text HELP to 85944 for help. For terms, see www.igfn.org/t.