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72 hours in the life of a dog

Our team is not only efficient and proactive, we also know that every minute counts for each new protegé who comes to us. That’s why when a dog arrives at the shelter, she doesn’t know it yet, but her life will change dramatically in just 72 hours.

This is how your donation makes this possible:

1- Our veterinarians examine the dog for injuries or physical signs of abuse or neglect. ($35)

2- We then feed and wash the dog and get her settled in an appropriately sized kennel that’s big enough to stretch her legs and be comfortable. ($45)

3- We evaluate the dog’s behaviour and personality so we can make sure to meet all her needs. ($25)

4- The dog is vaccinated for common illnesses, including rabies, and is also dewormed. ($20)

5- The dog then gets microchipped so her new guardians can find her if ever she gets lost. ($45)

6- And if the dog isn’t spayed or neutered, we perform the operation to reduce animal overpopulation. ($105 to $205, depending on the dog’s size and sex)

7- LASTLY, the final but most important step, the dog is put up for adoption!

Total costs for one dog:
$275 to $375 for three days of care

This is the cost we can expect in an ideal situation, with a healthy dog who adapts well and can be put up for adoption right away. But as you can imagine, that’s not always the case. Some come to us injured, sick and requiring medical attention or surgery that might cost thousands of dollars.

Thank you for giving all these dogs a second chance. Thank you for giving us the means to respond to emergencies, 72 hours at a time!