Forest came to the City Of Shelton Shelter, skin and bones and he had eye condition that needed surgery. A caring shelter staff got together and made that happen for Forest as he had won their hearts. He was a gentle, loving, kind Yellow Lab mix. He had lived in pain every day of his life, but his tail still wagged with vigor and his joy in living was plain to see. The surgery was successful, after 3 weeks of recovery he was pain free at last. Forest was ready for his forever home and life looked so full of hope....Forest of CSAS died several days later from Parvo. Due to lack of funds this shelter is unable to afford to vaccinate adult dogs at the shelter. Forest died for the lack of $3.40. Had this shelter routinely vaccinated on entry all dogs, this sad oversight and loss of life would not have happened. His bright future is now a painful memory for those that came to love him and dreamed of his chance at life. R.E.D. was to help the shelter find Forest a home. Instead, in his memory, let another live.
R.E.D. and the Shelton Shelter hope this vaccine situation can be corrected in time and the wisdom of vaccinating dogs will spread to the people and City Officials that fund the shelter. For the abandoned and homeless animals money is not found easily in tight budgets. For the time being, R.E.D. would like to make sure every adoptable dog at that city shelter receives the best possible chance at a healthy life, both while in that shelter and when adopted. Simply, $3.40 can save a life. For the price of morning coffee a life at risk can be safer from this horrible illness called Parvo and other equally devastating illnesses. If all dogs were vaccinated upon entry at this shelter, Forest may still be alive. Please, help R.E.D. and the City of Shelton Shelter protect theses lives and other animals in other public shelters.
The Forest Fund needs to purchased on average each year 450 DHLPP vaccines x $3.40=$1530.00 for all of the animals that enter the City of Shelton Shelter. This effort has also paid for Parvo Test Kits for the Tacoma and Pierce Humane Society shelter and for Parvo tests at the City of Shelton on puppies and dogs. Additionally, it has funded special surgeries and medical care for shelter dogs and cats in Mason County, Kitsap County and the Seattle area. These surgeries and care include Skin scraping to test for skin issues, eye surgeries and medications, repair broken bones, bladder infections, in heat spays, x-rays. Donations raised may also be used for either; a low income public shot clinic or spay and neuter and for the animals in Shelters or R.E.D. foster dogs and cats that come from public shelters providing the required medical care, promotion and support.
R.E.D. FOREST FUND VACCINATED YEARLY THE FOLLWING NUMBERS OF DOGS IN THE CITY OF SHELTON ANIMAL SHELTER (CSAS)
2003 R.E.D. VACCINATED DOGS IN CSAS 225
2004 R.E.D. VACCINATED DOGS IN CSAS 156
2005 R.E.D. VACCINATED DOGS IN CSAS 186
2006 R.E.D. VACCINATED DOGS IN CSAS 208
2007 R.E.D. VACCINATED DOGS IN CSAS 396
LIFE SAVING VACCINES GIVEN TO 1171 HOMELESS CSAS DOGS
Please if you can help save even one life for $3.40 send your tax deductible donation to:
R.E.D. Rescue Every Dog
PO Box 1741Kingston,