Blue’s family needed help when he hurt his foot. “We are so thankful for Grass Roots Rescue Society! They have shown a real love for pets and their health. Our dog, Blue, is a pit bull and is as sweet as can be. We adopted him from the Kent County SPCA and have made him a real member of the family. This past weekend, he hurt his paw pretty bad and refused to eat for a day or two and was limping around when he chose to get up. He was very sad and couldn’t move around too much. We couldn’t afford to take him to the vet to get evaluated and we didn’t know what to do. Karli assisted us and helped get Blue to the doctor and paid for his pain medicine and his antibiotic so he could get better. Today Blue is already able to walk better without being in so much pain. Thank you so much GRRS!! You have truly been a blessing!”
Skeeter (right) is a 6 month old Chocolate Lab puppy who was hit by a car. His femur was badly broken. The vet gave Skeeter’s parents 3 options. Option one was a $1500 surgery, option two was to amputate his leg, option three was to put him down…Obviously, given his age, the best option is surgery, but Skeeter’s family didn’t have the money. GRR is happy to help the Skeeter and his family.
Abby Lynn (below right) took a tumble in the yard, could no longer use her hind end, and her family did not have the funds to take her into the vet. They called everywhere they could think of, and no one would allow them to set up a payment plan. GRR got Abby Lynn admitted to an animal hospital and is getting the care she needs. Abby’s family wrote:
“Abbey the little dachshund that was hurt in the back yard that Grass Roots Rescue helped out is doing some what better can wiggle her tail now and has a great appetite. She is still paralyzed in her back legs but seems to be getting her strength back and tries to stand a little. This is her third week going forth since it all happened. Thank god for people like Karli and her supporters that helped our Abbey out and us. My husband is working on a wheelchair for her for the upcoming weeks. Thank you all for all your help.”
Miss Kitty (below right) was sick and her owner couldn’t afford to take her to the vet, so GRR helped. She was in kidney failure and was suffering. , In the company of her loving owner, the vet helped Miss Kitty cross peacefully over the rainbow bridge.
GRR was asked to help with vet care for an outdoor Mama cat and her litter of kittens. We don’t have photos of them unfortunately. A vet went to the location to see the kittens and writes: “I went out and looked at those kittens, and the Mama. They all had URI, fleas and eye infections. I dewormed them, got rid of the fleas, gave vitamins and antibiotics. I took one kitten home.. He was blind due to severe eye infection, and was very weak. I did my best to save him, but he died in my arms today. At least I tried, and he knew love at the end.”
Abby got loose and was picked up by dog control. Her family borrowed the money for the fine and reclaimed her, but did not have enough money for her seizure medication. Also, Abby had gotten sick at the shelter and she was wheezing and lethargic. GRR paid for the vet exam, antibiotics and seizure medications.