A Non-Profit 501 (C) (3) Association
2011 has so far proved to be a very busy year for AANT members.
In addition to helping rescue groups promote their animals, we have actively assisted several local shelters. We continue to aid animals with medical issues and we have added several more Happy Tails to our site.
We are excited to report that AANT's work is featured in the July issue of the magazine, 'Dog World'. It is a great honor for us to have our group recognized at a national level.
We would once again like to thank you, our donors. Your support allows us to continue to make a difference for animals in need.
Many animals who end up in shelters or rescue groups bring along baggage - medical issues that have not been treated by previous owners or injuries suffered as the result of an accident or cruelty. By donating towards their care we can prevent further suffering.
Below are just a few stories of the many animals we have been able to help.
Suzy, a Dalmatian/ Lab mix, was found tied to the door of a local shelter after hours. Bothered by an ear infection and sore paws which she licked until they bled, she spent 2 long months at the shelter, dejected, sad and in pain. AANT members took her to a vet who treated her ear and paw infections then arranged foster care for her until the perfect home could be found. Two weeks ago Suzy's dreams finally came true. She now travels with her new owner all over the country and has a new canine buddy whom she adores.
Friday, a tiny Terrier mix, was found starving, dehydrated and covered with mange, practically glued to the hot surface of a mall parking lot. Fortunately he was discovered by a young girl who alerted her parents. They contacted a rescue group who asked for our help. AANT arranged for Friday's medical treatment and care. We posted his story and managed to find him a home with a wonderful family. Today Friday is the picture of health.
When Winky, a spunky Sphynx, was rescued by Kool Kats he was suffering from an eye infection that was sadly so severe that the vet had no choice but to remove his eye. AANT paid for part of the associated medical costs and helped find him a home.
Over the past year AANT members and friends have fostered over 60 cats, kittens and dogs.
Everyone involved agrees that fostering is a wonderful experience. Knowing that our actions can save an animal who might otherwise be euthanized, certainly gives pause for thought. Seeing a foster cat or dog find a happy, forever home is an incredible feeling. AANT members recently visited a local retirement home to speak of the joys of fostering and to hopefully encourage some active seniors to consider fostering a pet. The more foster families we have, the more animals we can save. Roscoe, pictured on the right, was recently found living behind a shed with his mother and siblings. His mother has now been spayed and has found a loving home. AANT members and friends are fostering the kittens until their story too can have a happy ending.
The Humane Society will soon be opening a branch in Keller. AANT members have offered to help decorate the facility to make it 'visitor friendly'.
We will also be making comfortable dog beds for shelter animals who would otherwise have to sleep on the concrete floor. A workshop will be held for those interested in participating in the shelter bed project within the next few weeks.
We also plan to organize a spay/neuter clinic. With the number of homeless animals continuing to rise, tackling the root of the problem in this way is a huge part of the solution.
We are always looking for individuals who can help us at our adoption events. Volunteers are needed to promote events, set up our tent on the day of the event and speak with potential adopters.
Fundraising is very important in allowing AANT to help animals with specific medical needs who might otherwise be left behind by shelters or rescue groups. If you are interested in organizing a fundraising activity on behalf of AANT, we would love to hear from you.
If you would like to save a life by fostering or adopting, please let us know and we will match you up with an animal that fits your lifestyle.
The Animal Advocates of North Texas is designated an unincorporated nonprofit association created under the laws of the State of Texas, in accordance with Chapter 252 of the Texas Business Organizations Code. EIN# 26-3789328
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