Wow! Lady Zabora’s fundraiser wrapped up yesterday, and we are amazed and proud to report that we raised $4,130 for her rescue and care — a sum greater than we ever could have dreamed. Given that we are just beginning to explore her medical needs, we feel so thankful to have the funds we need to tackle anything that might come up. Here’s where we plan to start:
- A thorough well-visit to check out her overall health, her joints, her bones
- A consultation on her neurological issue that is causing her some slight balance problems (it is most likely that her balance issues are stable, permanent, and do not cause her any suffering, but we would like to talk it through just the same)
- Arthritis meds for life — either preventive or treatment-oriented
- A high-quality, grain-free food for senior dogs with mild allergies
Our goal is to make sure that Little Zee is happy, comfy, and healthy, and that whoever adopts her has a complete picture of our girl’s preferences, habits, needs, and health. We also plan to transfer a “trust fund” to her future adopter’s vet to cover the cost of future medical care. We don’t anticipate any big expenses in Zee’s future, but we also don’t want the fear of costs associated with adopting an eight-year-old dog to stand between her and her perfect forever-home.
Leftover funds — if any — will be donated to help other older or special-needs pit bulls, and we will poll our generous community of friends and donors on the best way to pass any extra funds along.
We will be working through our lottery entries over the next few days and plan to announce winners for Lady Z’s fundraiser raffle within the next week. If you donated $20 or more and have not emailed us your lottery selections, please do so at DCpetographer [at] gmail [dot] com. The deadline is Wednesday!
For more info on adopting Lady Zabora, click here or contact us at DCpetographer [at] gmail [dot] com.