For those of you who have been the following the journey of Gemma’s puppies, we are happy to report that they are now thriving and in good health! Following a two-week quarantine and stellar veterinary care, Gemma and her pups made a full recovery and are now moving into foster or foster-to-adopt homes.
Do you know anyone who is thinking of breeding their dog for fun or profit? We invite you to share Gemma’s story. She had a difficult labour, which required an initial vet stay. Then two more visits because of recurring digestive issues. When the puppies were sick, four of them were rushed to the emergency clinic for overnight care and fluids. Then follow-up care and meds for all 13 dogs.
Because it was a large litter, volunteers had to supplement the puppies up to three times a day with puppy formula. Daily cleaning was required, which increased to a full decontamination once we learned that the cause of the puppies’ distress was a highly transmissible parasite.
Add to that the costs of food, supplies, and routine veterinary care like vaccinations and spay/neuter, and this was a very expensive project. When all is said and done this litter has cost more than $7000 to raise, and that is with significant discounts from our partner veterinarians and donated supplies.
To help with some of these costs, so that we can help more dogs, we’re holding a HugABull coin drive! It’s easy to participate. Just download the graphic below and secure it to a tin, jar, or container of your choosing. Send us a note at HugABullFundraising@gmail.com to let us know you are collecting our behalf. We would love to see photos as well!
Coin Drive Graphic (PDF)
Once your jar is full, contact us and we will arrange for the redemption and transfer of funds. It’s easy, and it will make an impact. If everyone who follows us on Facebook donated $1 in change, we could cover all the costs and put us back in track to help more dogs in need!
It truly takes a village to raise these 12 cuties. Many thanks to everyone who donated, and a special thanks to the following:
To Bonnie, Deb, Lauren, Christine, Jeff, Kathleen, and Jack for their hours of puppy cuddling, feeding, wrangling and cleaning.
To Paws for Hope for the grant of $1000 towards vet care.