Lady Z’s fundraiser wrap-up

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!

Little Z can’t wait to see who wins the two Sirius Collars. She just loves her Rhianna collar!

For more info on adopting Lady Zabora, click here or contact us at DCpetographer [at] gmail [dot] com.

19 responses

  1. Congratulations! Thanks again for working so hard to help Lazy Zabora get the care she needs. Without you, none of this would have been accomplished. I cannot believe how much was raised so quickly. Hopefully she will find a terrific forever home just as fast.

  2. Love the Sirius collars – Lady Z is doing a great job modeling hers. What a fantastic fundraising effort – the idea of the raffle really stirred up a lot of interest and generosity. Aren’t animal lovers great?!

  3. What an amazing outpouring of love and generosity! So glad to hear Lady Z’s needs will be met and she’ll never have to worry about her medical care.
    Go Team Z!

  4. That’s so great, to be able to offer extra funds to an adopter! Its a great idea for more of us fosters to consider, to remove barriers to adopting our special needs and older foster pups. Congratulations!

  5. wow!! that is a successful fundraiser! how nice for Z to be able to not only get the care she needs now, but have a little cushion for down the road. i saw a zabora look-a-like on connecticut yesterday- made me think of you guys!

  6. Just amazing! It just goes to show that we truly live in a global village and that there are a great many kind and good people in the world. I am reminded of a quote by Gandhi
    ” You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty”
    Please give Little Zee a huge hug and kiss from her friends in the land downunder.

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