Friday, February 6, 2009

Help Me Mend My Broken Heart


Last weekend a beautiful and congenial little dachshund mix, named Alex, was surrendered to our rescue group, the Georgia Heartland Humane Society, because her owners could no longer care for her. At 7 months old, Alex radiates with youthful energy and a desire to be loved.

In fact she didn’t remain in our program for very long before getting adopted. Unfortunately, her new owners immediately discovered that Alex has a congenital heart condition, one which was previously undiagnosed and which requires a very expensive surgery. Our rescue group faced a difficult and arduous decision. Heart surgery is expensive in any economy, but especially in one like this one where donations are low and unlikely as people struggle to take care of their own pets and families. Her new family didn’t have the money to pay for the surgery and it wasn’t fair to ask them since they had only had her for a day. However, without surgery Alex will certainly die.

We did a lot of soul-searching and came to the conclusion that every creature has the right to live and what kind of rescue group would we be if we didn’t offer her a chance at life? We are going through with the surgery, although it will cost our non-profit animal rescue group about $2500! It is worth it to know that Alex will get to live a normal life full of love and happiness with this medical procedure. We know that times are tough, but hopefully during this season of love and valentines you can help us mend Alex’s broken heart. No donation is too small and every little bit gives Alex the new and improved heart she so greatly deserves.

To donate please contact us by email at gaheartland1@yahoo.com or by phone 770-830-2820. (All donations are tax-deductible.) To donate in person please visit our booth at the Newnan Petsmart February 14th & 15th for the Second Chance for Love Adopt-A-Thon, where we will have more information about Alex, a bake sale, as well as information on low cost spays and neuters in your area.

B. Grossee

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