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For: Illinois Birddog Rescue
Wood Dale, IL
Organizer: Lisa Spakowski
$510
of $3,000 goal.
Raised by 2 donors
17% Complete
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The Story

For many years IBR has been saving beagles and a few coonhounds and a lot of hound mixes.  These are just the best dogs and so many suffer from terrible abuse and neglect.  Our current pack needs a lot of vetting and long term care and we hope you can help use get these dogs better and into their forever loving homes. 

Honey BEEgle: Has been with us since 2015.  She came into the program from an over crowded shelter in Kentucky and is being treated for Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.  She also had some skin problems and an ear infection upon arrival. She is an older dog-- but such a sweetheart.  Her estimated expenses with her recent blood work, heart worm test and vaccination is up over $700.

Bobby the Brave: Bobby came into our program in 2015 from an over crowded shelter in Ohio. He had suffered from being hit by a car or train and has a permanent hip injury that causes incontinence.  If that isn't bad enough, he is also fighting Ehrlichia, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.  He's a very sweet boy but deathly afraid of men.  We are grateful to his foster mom for taking such good care of him.

Petunia: Came to us from an over crowded shelter in Tennessee.  Sadly she is heartworm positive and to save her life we had to put her in boarding.  By the time we got her to Illinois the vet bill was over $400.  We still need to do her CBC/Chem and tick panel to determine her co infections but we have her in our slow kill treatment program and she is being treating proactively for that right now.  Cost of new blood work is $155- $180.

Trina: This sweet beagle was found as a stray near our foster mom in the Cincinnati Ohio area.  Her foster mom donated her spay and vaccination expenses, but we still need to do her CBC/Chem and tick panel while we are treating her proactively just in case.  Cost for blood work and meds is over $200.

Wrigley & Flash: These 2 puppies are from southern Illinois and are half Labrador and half Redbone Coonhound.  As we are not able to test their momma for tick borne diseases, we have to assume they have been infected by her and we are treating proactively.  While we do get some help with their foster to adopt donations, we don't break even and if they are positive for anything when we test when they are 7 months old, we want to help their families with any extra costs before we finalize their adoptions.  Pre adoption vaccinations and medications and deworming expenses are over $300.

Demelza: Is our latest rescue out of an over crowded shelter in Tennessee. She has some terrible scaring on her back and we can only imagine what her life was like before she came into our program.  To get her ready to fly to Illinois to get into our foster care program, her vet bill was over $120.  She will need a CBC/chem and tick panel prior to her spay and those expenses with the cost of proactive antibiotics will be close to $500.

Add this all up and the expenses on these 7 dogs is over $3,000.  Now I work very hard with other fundraisers, raffles, silent auctions, and we had 6 garage sales to help off set expenses-- but we are always in the red.  These dogs are just a small group in a rescue full of special needs dogs.  We hope you can help us help these special dogs -- lucky to be alive and not tossed into a landfill somewhere in the midwest. Thanks, Lisa

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