In just ONE week Dorchester Paws has taken in THREE animals who are in need of outside veterinary care and additional medical attention that will add up to over $5,000!
Every year Dorchester Paws takes in around 3,500 animals. Each healthy animal has to be vaccinated, given preventatives, microchipped, and spayed/neutered. On average it costs $90 to vet a single healthy animal and prepare them for adoption.
As the ONLY Open-Admission animal shelter in Dorchester County, we take in every animal that is brought to our doors. The reality is that not all of the animals are healthy. Last year we spent $30,000 on outside veterinary care.
While we are very grateful to have received the Petco Foundation Grant, that will help pay for some of our outside veterinary expenses, we are taking in urgent medical cases paw over fist and will need assistance to keep up.
All proceeds raised on the Donate2it platform will be directly transferred into our Michael’s Healing Heart Fund, which exists so that no animal will have to wait on funds to get the medical attention they deserve.
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