03 February 2015
Recently, Peaceful Passings Senior Animal Rescue faced $4,000 of medical expenses in one month. We had several seniors that were referred by our vets at the Fork Union Animal Clinic to specialists: a neurologist, an ophthalmologist, and an orthopedic specialist. Meeting the medical needs of our seniors is a priority, and though as a rescue we receive a small discount on these services, the expenses are considerable.
We can save money through donations of food and household supplies. Our rescue uses 170 pounds of dry dog food per month, 210 cans of conventional dog food, plus special diet and grain-free food. Hearing of our needs, we were immediately helped by our local sisters in rescue, Caring for Creatures and the Fluvanna SPCA. Many thanks to Dr. Robert Mayfield and Tenaska for their food donations, as well as Salon DeShano (Jacqui DeShano), Happy Tails (Karen and Melissa), the Jefferson Pharmacy, and E.W. Thomas (Beth Thomas) for agreeing to host food donation boxes in their businesses.
We are so grateful to the Fluvanna community for coming to the rescue of our senior animals with their generous donations. To date, we are blessed with at least four months of food to feed our senior animals. And for now we have only a few follow-up appointments with vets for our dogs – all is well!