Pets with Special Needs
Why Rescue From Puppy Mills
There are an estimated 4,000 puppy mills in the United States producing over a half a million puppies a year. This is a huge contributor to our national epidemic of pet overpopulation and our appalling pet euthanasia rates. Ohio ranks sixth among the top 10 states of licensed commercial breeders.
Puppies born in puppy mills are the product of systematic over-breeding and inbreeding that can result in a lifetime of health conditions such hip dysplasia and patellar luxation. These puppies are prematurely separated from their mothers when they are a very fragile 5-6 weeks old. Some die in the process of going off to auction. Those that make it to commercial pet stores might be considered the fortunate ones. Their brothers or sisters who were born with a minor health problem such as an umbilical hernia, who contract pneumonia, or who are just a little funny looking for their breed are rejected by the stores and usually killed by the breeder.
With a malformed knee and in need of surgery, Russell was scheduled to be destroyed. Rescued from a puppy mill by One of a Kind Pets, he has undergone the surgery he desperately needed and the procedure was a success. There is still a chance that this boy could lose his leg but he hasn’t lost his will to live and his desire to be loved. Why did this precious pup have to begin his life this way? He didn’t cause this. It’s not his fault.
Wesley has been adopted into his forever home; however, this sweet boy still needed to undergo a surgery that exceeded $2000 to fix a hole in his heart. With a positive prognosis, we were excited for Wesley to have a “whole” heart. The surgery was performed at Ohio State University.
Can you help?
Lifesaving and necessary vetting comes at a significant cost. Members of the community who care deeply about this mission can contribute monetarily to Clancy’s Critical Care Fund. This fund supports emergency medical treatment & surgeries for dogs, cats, puppies & kittens.
Two Convenient Locations
Rescue & Adoption Center
1929 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
Spay & Neuter Clinic
1700 West Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44313
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