Chris Bartch took the chance to help save the lives of three puppies that were too young to be saved at the Arlington Animal Services. A litter of nine collies and retriever mixes came into the Arlington shelter back in October of 2012. All of puppies were rescue only as they were six weeks old and not allowed to stay in the shelter. The city of Arlington agreed to allow them in their foster program. Chris Bartch took three of the nine home and the other six went to a private rescue group. She picked the three puppies up late in the day and it was apparent by the early evening that all three had severe diarrhea and one had an enlarged tummy and was vomiting She did not feel that she could wait until the shelter opened the next morning to have the puppies checked out. She decided to take them to her vet’s after hours clinic, and would worry about the costs later. The vet was very concerned the puppies may have had Parvo. Chris started worrying for these little lives and found some support in PAAS and Sponsor Adoptions volunteer, Janie Nelson. After a while of waiting to hear the diagnosis the veterinarian told her they had coccidiosis, which resulted in each one of them needing three different types of medication. The next day, Chris received a relieving email from Janie Nelson expressing that Sponsor Adoptions would like to help her with the vet bill.
I was truly surprised, relieved and very appreciative that they were helping me. Thank you again Sponsor Adoptions! By the way all three puppies recovered completely and were adopted 3 weeks later. – Chris Bartch
Your monetary donations have helped Chris Bartch and many other families, rescuers, and foster parents with aiding in veterinary bills which sometimes seem so overwhelming and unmanageable. Every amount you donate is appreciated and counts to assist in sponsoring animals in the shelter to receive the adequate care they need and the ability to give them a chance at finding a forever home. With out you, this would not be possible! Thank you!