A dog with a broken leg, a cat thrown or fallen from 15 stories, a pup covered with mange, a starving cat tied to a hotel roof, and a puppy with his tail cut off ... what do they all have in common? They all came to the Associated Humane Societies' Newark facility in the space of just two weeks. Thanks to our ResQ Fund, we're providing all the medical care these sweethearts need to be happy and healthy again. But we need you to help us in these animal rescue efforts.
Mia, above, is a small 4-5 month old puppy, abandoned at our shelter door, with a very advanced case of demodectic mange. She has had two dips, takes medication daily, and wants nothing more than a hug. Mia will be ready for adoption after six more weeks of treatment.
Jet, left, was tied on the roof of the Carlton Hotel by a phone cord around her neck. She had no shelter, food or water. Dreadfully thin and quite ill when she came in, Jet is still on fluids, but greatly improved.!
Samurai, right, is a handsome male Akita, picked up as a stray, suffering from a broken leg and quite thin. He's on the mend after surgery in our Medical Dept. and will need additional cage rest before he can be active and adopted into a home.
Spotty, below, is about 10 -12 weeks old. A Newark resident called for help for a puppy cowering in the alleyway many stories below, trying to get out of the rain. We found him with a rubber band wound tightly around his tail. He is awaiting surgery to amputate the remaining stump. He is energetic and playful, and doesn't show any negative effects from this cruel act.
Lillian is a beautiful young tiger cat who was either thrown or fell from a 15th story apartment building. Both hips were broken, but with cage rest, lots of TLC, and because she is so young, she mended very quickly. Our petite animal rescue girl is now available for adoption to a home with adults or gentle older children.
These are just a handful of the animal rescue stories we see every day, all year long, at each of our four shelters. No animal is ever turned away, but most importantly, their needs are taken to heart and attended to promptly with loving care. How do we turn their lives around? With your help! Your donations mean such a lot to us ... and everything to them.
Please support our ResQ Fund so we can continue giving a new leash on life to animals in need. If you are interested in adopting any of the cats or dogs pictured when they're ready for their forever homes, please contact us for an application.