🇺🇸 United States
Currently there are around 70 million homeless cats and dogs in the US, with only six to eight million entering shelters annually and another 1.5 million are being euthanised in shelters due to overpopulation and lack of adopters. Operating in Northern Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area, A Forever Home Rescue Foundation rescues, treats and rehomes abandoned and neglected puppies and dogs. Equipment is vital to maintain the operation of these no-kill volunteer-based shelters and the health and wellbeing of its animal guests. Many shelters suffer from equipment shortages such as food, toys, leashes and medical supplies. With many abandoned and neglected dogs suffering from ticks, flea bites and more, medical supplies in animal shelters are imperative for their recovery.
Treatment and preventative medication against ticks, fleas, lice, sandflies and mites are crucial to maintain the dog’s health. Left untreated, these pests can cause serious skin infections, tapeworm infections, lyme disease and other life-threatening tick-borne, blood-borne and/or parasitic diseases. A dose of the preventative medication has to be given every month to ensure the dogs are effectively protected. If an untreated dog is adopted, it poses serious health risks to humans as these pests can quickly jump from host to host.
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We are a foster home rescue that has rescued and placed over 17,000 dogs and puppies in their forever homes. We have also helped several rural shelters, transported thousands of homeless pets to safety, provided assistance during major disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, helped reform shelters and assisted in shutting down puppy mills and hoarding situations. We take pride in ensuring that each of our dogs receives the necessary medical care and finds their loving forever home.
🇺🇸 Arlington, Virginia