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Protect Your Pets During Columbia’s Famously Hot Summer

Summer is here and with temperatures reaching and exceeding record highs this week it is more important than ever to keep your pets safe and cool.

Do not leave your pet in the car. Ever. During the day or at night. Temperatures inside a car can reach upwards of 120 degrees within just 30 minutes during an average South Carolina summer day. Dangerous and deadly.

How do you know if your dog has experienced a heat stroke and is in severe danger? Be on the lookout for these behaviors and symptoms:

  •  Excessive panting
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Staggering/stupor/seizures

Short-nosed breeds, large heavy-coated breeds, and dogs with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems are at high-risk for a heat stroke.

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If you have established that your animal is suffering from a heat stroke there are a few things you can do to quickly cool your pet down.

  • Remove the animal from the heat. Bring the pet inside or into the shade and out of the sun.
  • Give the animal cool (not cold) water. Begin with a small amount and do not force the animal to drink.
  • Place cool compresses on your pet around its head and feet.
  • Contact your veterinarian.

Be mindful of hot surfaces such as asphalt and concrete. The summer sun and air temperatures can heat asphalt to astronomical numbers resulting in painful burns and skin destruction. Would you want to walk down the street barefoot in Famously Hot Columbia? Neither does your animal.

It is easy to enjoy the summer with your pet while keeping everyone healthy & happy.

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The Science Behind Kitten Season

mother and kittens

Thousands of cuddly friends are coming to shelters every day but this season can be a dangerous time.

What is kitten season?

Kitten season is the large increase of kittens being born in the late spring and summer. The kitten season has three peaks: first in the spring, then late spring though early summer, and has its final peak in the fall. These cats are generally feral or community cats and because they live outdoors, run the risk of living in dangerous conditions.

The large influx of cats leads to massive amounts of cats and kittens being euthanized because of limited resources of municipal shelters.

cats have a lot of babieas

Why does it happen?

Kittens are born in such a high rate when cats who are not spayed and neutered mate. Cats go into a cycle called “the heat”, which means a cat is able and ready to mate. Although cats can breed nearly all year long, the heaviest heat season runs March through September, which has to do with the increased daylight hours of the spring and summer.

During the heat, the cat’s hormones rage. The cats can turn into hormonal versions of their once cuddly selves and will even sneak outdoors to find a mate. The mating creates a domino effect and thousands of more kittens can be born from just a few unaltered cats.

Did you know…

Cats can become pregnant and give birth to kittens when they are not much older then kittens themselves. It is different for every cat, just like for every human, but cats generally reach adolescents by 5 or 6 months, some can even give birth to a litter as early as 4 months.

sweet kitty

How to help:

Overwhelming numbers of kittens are brought to shelters every day in kitten season. As many as 50 cats can be delivered to a shelter in a single day.

There are more kittens being rescued then there is food, money, and fosters. To help, make sure your cats are spayed a neutered, volunteer time or money to your local animal shelter, and adopt or foster cats to give them a forever home.

For more information on our Feral/Community Cat package, please call our Spay/Neuter Clinic at 803-465-9100.

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URGENT: STOP BILL S.687-Third Hearing this Tuesday

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There has been a THIRD public hearing scheduled for the “Vet Bill”-Senate Bill S. 687 on Tuesday at June 16th at 10am Gressette Bldg Room 308

PLEASE ATTEND!!!!!    You do not have to speak to have your voice be heard. The presence of those in the room who oppose can make a very powerful, visual statement!

PET OWNERS …your choice of affordable veterinary care is being threatened!

The South Carolina Veterinary Association (SCVA) wants to prohibit you from seeking affordable care from non-profits by restricting services offered by non-profit clinics. It would PROHIBIT ANYONE ABOVE POVERTY LEVEL from using selected low cost services offered by non-profits.
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The (SCVA) wants to limit your choice of veterinary care by eliminating competition, despite the fact that non-profits have been responsible for a reduction of 31% in the euthanasia rate in the last 5 years.

According to the 2015 Poverty Guidelines (HHS), 1 person would have to make less than minimum wage to qualify.  So, a person making minimum wage (less than $16,150) would have to take their pet to a private practice clinic.

Please attend and show your support for free choice and AFFORDABLE veterinary care. Oppose government intrusion and price protection in veterinary care.

To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/defeat-s687.

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What does Bill S.687 REALLY mean for Shelters?

As Senate Bill S.687 receives additional media coverage and other sub committee hearings have been set up outside of our recently wrapped up  legislative session this year, we are receiving a lot of questions from animal advocates in reference to what this bill ACTUALLY means for animal shelters and the services they can provide.  It has been mentioned, on many occasions, that quality of care is a significant issue surrounding this bill and that many shelters do not have an in-house veterinarian. All of those pieces of information are TRUE; however, what is not necessarily accurate is that the main purpose of this bill is QUALITY OF CARE.

If that were the case, the inclusion in Bill S.687 to have mobile vaccine services restricted to a minimum of a seven mile radius from any private veterinary office would not be included in  the language of this bill. Additionally, it would not have language in the bill that restricts services only to those who can prove low income status, which would completely  eliminate an affordable service from an already overtaxed middle class group in SC.  It has been noted that the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (LLR) Vet Board provides oversight to ANY SC veterinarian no matter where they work:  private clinics, shelters, or mobile vaccine programs.  This means that the quality of care issue could be addressed with an entity that is already in existence and has the authority to investigate any and all veterinarian medical services in question.

It is my opinion, and the opinion of most of our partners and supporters, that this bill’s primary purpose is LIMITING COMPETITION in order to protect private vets.  It is interesting that on all media interviews, the majority of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarian (SCAV) comments surround quality of care.  Why do they not discuss their desire for restricting services? When asked about the language in the bill relative to restricting services, they say not for profits do not pay taxes; which gives non-profits an unfair advantage.  When actually researching not for profit guidelines,, , like Pawmetto Lifeline, one can determine that this is not true. The SCAV also says we have an unfair advantage because we get our vaccines at a discounted rate.  We receive discounts because of volume ordered and NOT because of our not for profit status. The vets also cite that they have tremendous debt from their education.  What about all of the other professions that require a college education, and most often personal debt, in order to obtain a specialized degree?

CAV Van

So what does Bill S.687 mean for organizations, like Pawmetto Lifeline, who do actually have four full time vets on staff? Currently, the primary services we provide to the public are basic vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, micro-chip services and testing. While the bill as it is currently written DOES allow non- profits the opportunity to provide these types of services, it will NOT allow those organizations to ever have a full service clinic.

This is a source of great concern for us.  EVERYDAY, we get calls from people who have sick or injured pets. When they take them to a private vet, they often cannot afford to pay for the cost of the services. As a result,  they are oftentimes either euthanized, taken to a municipal shelter where they can be euthanized for free, which adds cost to taxpayers who ultimately provide the funds to run these facilities, or the pets are sent home to die a painful death.  Based on the restrictions of Bill S.687, if we decided to open a full service clinic, we could not provide services for any pet owner making more than $12,000 a year (less than minimum wage, as this is $5.65/hour for a full-time employee).  The language of this bill and the precedence it sets aims to mandate that South Carolinians either get their pet’s medical services from a private clinic, if they earn more than $12,000 a year, or their pet goes without care if they do not have the funds readily available.

We all know if a pet contracts pneumonia, or pancreatitis, or has a broken leg, the medical bill at a private clinic can be well over $1,000.  Should your pet suffer and die simply because you do not have the funds to pay a private clinic? If Pawmetto Lifeline is willing to provide that service at a much discounted rate, should you not have access to that care?

Our goal is to save animals and  to make sure they have  the necessary medical care so people can keep their beloved pets.  If we are willing to provide a service close to cost with our full time veterinarians on staff, isn’t that in the best interest of companion pets?  All private clinics have the chance to serve clients in need that visit their office, AND they CAN provide discounted rates for the needed service or set up payment plans with their clients if they want to ensure the pet gets care from their clinic. Many times however, their choice is to maintain their price structure. Ironically, NOW they want to impose regulations for those who would provide veterinary care for less.  Once a client leaves a private vet clinic with an animal in need of care, the client should have the right to choose where they want to go to receive care, EVEN if it is at a non-profit clinic that CHOOSES to offers the service at an  affordable price.

Perfectly illustrating what the REAL issue is at hand, here is an example of a heart-wrenching situation. A woman called recently with a pregnant dog in labor.  She had taken the dog to a private clinic, and they wanted $1,000 to do a C-section. The woman did NOT have $1,000 so the veterinarian sent her home with the dog, which was in obvious distress and in danger of dying.   When the woman contacted us the next day, we called the clinic she visited and they would NOT negotiate on the fee for service. We then started to collaborate with another local vet clinic in Ballentine, who was willing to give us a discounted rate. This PRIVATE VET CLINIC partner was more than willing to help us ensure that this dog and her puppy did not die. (One puppy in the womb was already dead.)  Sadly, we receive calls like this every day from individuals who cannot afford to pay for medically necessary services.

Restricting mobile vaccine services will likely cause pets to die because the preventative services that could have been received from our mobile vaccine service will be limited, eliminating access to care for a significant amount of individuals and overtime, leading to the deaths  of many pets that have contracted preventable, but deadly illnesses. Pawmetto Lifeline’s mobile vaccine clinic provides vaccinations for Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP and FVRCP. We test for Heartworms and FELV and FIV. The funds generated from our mobile vaccine service allow us to provide for the homeless pets in our care and offer our services for privately owned pets at a lower cost, which includes spaying and neutering. Less income and restricted services to the public, will equate to more unwanted litters of puppies and kittens being born and ultimately, more pets dying each day.

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It appears as though this bill was written without any thought or time spared for the Middle Class pet owners and what the future of animal welfare will look like in our State. If the SCAV is concerned with QUALITY of CARE, should they not spend their time partnering with the non-profits so we can work together and continue educating the community around animal welfare issues and the dire need to reduce the number of pets  being euthanized? Restricting services by class and by location speaks to a financial motivation and not to quality of care concerns.

The SCAV has been telling you pets will NOT die because of this bill.   This is false information.  Innocent pets WILL die, and they are dying right now because their owners can not afford to pay for medical services at many private clinics around the State.  Thankfully, we do NOT believe that ALL veterinarians support this bill.  We know A LOT that don’t and are embarrassed that their peers have introduced this legislation; however, many are not willing to speak out against their professional association. It is apparent to us that the SCAV does not understand the impact of this legislation.

For the SCAV to continue to espouse on TV and other media outlets that their primary concern is “quality of care,” yet members of this same association will deny a client care based on their ability to pay, provides a bit of insight into the TRUE motivations of the bill. For veterinarians to deny those of us with a mission, the passion, and the RIGHT, as well as the ability, to provide medical services certainly does not demonstrate compassionate care.   People have the right to choose who they want to provide care for their pets.  Just because you do NOT have funds for medical services, doesn’t mean you don’t love your pet and that your pet should die from a treatable illness.

We need YOUR help

We are truly saddened that we are forced to fight the very profession, SCAV, which should be searching for more ways to ensure that ALL pets get the care that they deserve.  Restricting services and access to care is harmful to SC, our citizens and our companion pets.

by: Denise Wilkinson, CEO of Pawmetto Lifeline

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The No-Kill Community Equation

Recently, a speaker at the Best Friends National No Kill Conference noted that the single most dangerous place for a pet in this country is, sadly, in a municipal shelter. “No Kill” means no healthy, treatable adoptable companion pets die due to homelessness.

In order to save companion pets, we need programs that keep animals from coming into those shelters and also programs that support the live release rates of the municipal shelters as well.

Based on communities that have transitioned from a high-kill to a no-kill community, below are the identified necessary components to impact outcomes to lower euthanasia rates. This is the No-Kill Equation.

 

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Established Best Practices
I. Comprehensive Adoption Programs
Adoptions are vital to an agency’s lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in the hands of shelter management, making life-saving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, off-site adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available. Killing would be replaced with adoptions.

II. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
Low-cost, high-volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.

III. Rescue Groups
An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community’s rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.

IV. Foster Care
Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter’s capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter’s public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.

V. Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) Programs
TNR programs have been proven to have the greatest impact on cat intake numbers.  This program focuses on the feral cat population. Many communities throughout the United States are embracing TNR programs to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.

VI. Pet Retention
While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented—but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.

VII. Medical and Behavior Programs
In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.

VIII. Public Relations/Community Involvement
Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter’s public exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of any shelter’s activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.

IX. Volunteers
Volunteers are a dedicated “army of compassion” and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.

X. Proactive Redemption
One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach—has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.

XI. A Compassionate Director
The final element of the No Kill Equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted—a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to continue killing, while regurgitating tired clichés or hiding behind the myth of “too many animals, not enough homes.”

It is clear that No Kill is simply not achievable without rigorous implementation of each and every one of these programs and services. These programs provide the only model which has ever created No Kill communities. It is up to us in the humane movement to demand them of our local shelters, and no longer to settle for the illusory excuses and smokescreens that shelters often put up in order to avoid implementing them.

Comprehensive Implementation
To fully succeed, however, shelters should not implement the programs piecemeal-ed or in a limited manner. If they are sincere in their desire to stop the killing, animal shelters will implement and expand programs to the point that they replace killing entirely. Combining rigorous, comprehensive implementation of the No Kill Equation with best practices and accountability of staff in cleaning, handling, and care of animals, must be the standard.

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Unchain Midlands-New Program

Pawmetto Lifeline is initiating a new program called Unchain Midlands that will improve the welfare of dogs who are continuously living outdoors on a chain by offering free fencing and dog-houses for pet owners in need.
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There are pet owners living in our community who are unable to financially provide shelter and security, other than tethering, for their pet or who may not realize the negative repercussions of continuous tethering or chaining of a dog.  Continuous tethering puts the dog at a great risk of self-injury, including raw or embedded collars and accidental self-hanging. It is also psychologically damaging and often leads to highly aggressive behavior. The natural response to a perceived threat is to fight or take flight. Tethering eliminates the dog’s flight option, often making him or her feel forced to fight.  Tethering makes dogs easy targets for harassing humans and other animals. Having a fenced in area avoids these issues and allows the dog to have much-needed exercise, stimulation, and the ability to take flight or defend itself if necessary. Dog-houses provide important shelter from harsh weather elements.

Midlands Fence
Pawmetto Lifeline’s goal is to build 12 dog houses in 12 months. A local fencing business, Midlands Fence has generously offered to donate the labor and supplies for our first fence build, which will be on May 29th for a dog named Cindy, who has spent her life thus far living on a metal chain. After May 29th she will have the run of the yard!

Pawmetto Lifeline hopes this new program will make a lasting impact on pets’ like Cindy’s lives and will help educate our community about the negative implications of continuous tethering.

To sponsor a fence build or recommend a fence recipient, please contact Alison Gibbons at agibbons@pawmettolifeline.org or 803-465-9187. Fence recipients must own their own property, be low income or receiving government assistance, and agree to have their pets spayed/neutered.

Cindy

Cindy

by Alison Gibbons, Pawmetto Lifeline Director of Volunteer Services

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A Letter from our CEO

To all Animal Advocates Actively Opposing S.687,

Each of you is nothing short of absolutely amazing. Each person that called, emailed their Senators, and represented the animals at the Senate Sub Committee Public Hearings over the last month has been providing a voice for the voiceless! We were so proud to work beside each of you as we address the dangerous articles included in this bill. You believe in our mission and you follow through with actions. The Senators said they got more calls on this Bill than many others. Senator Campbell was even quoted as saying “This bill has created as much concern and interest as I’ve had since I’ve been here in eight years, and it’s because people do care about animals and they care about them on both sides of the issue.”

We are moving towards the end of the legislative session, and it is still unclear if we will have another sub committee meeting before the end of session. If we do, you can be sure we will again call upon you, the animal advocates, to come and make your opposition known.

If another hearing isn’t called this session, we are still needing to fight and educate the community about the issues surrounding this bill. We will be working tirelessly over the summer to provide information you can share with your network of friends and family so that when this is brought up again in January 2016, we are all ready to show up and shut this down once and for all.

We will let you know the next steps as soon as we receive the information. Until then, we wanted to let you know that we are so, so thankful the sub committee  has not called a vote on this bill and it is because of the hard work you each did to show your concerns regarding Senate Bill 687!

Thank you for representing the companion pets not just in the Midlands but across the state!

Sincerely,
Denise Wilkinson

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URGENT: STOP BILL S.687-Second Hearing this Wednesday

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There has been a second hearing scheduled for the “Vet Bill”-Senate Bill S. 687 on Wednesday at May 20 9am Gressette Bldg Room 109

PLEASE ATTEND!!!!!    You do not have to speak to have your voice be heard. The presence of those in the room who oppose can make a very powerful, visual statement!

PET OWNERS …your choice of affordable veterinary care is being threatened!

The South Carolina Veterinary Association (SCVA) wants to prohibit you from seeking affordable care from non-profits by restricting services offered by non-profit clinics. It would PROHIBIT ANYONE ABOVE POVERTY LEVEL from using selected low cost services offered by non-profits.
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The (SCVA) wants to limit your choice of veterinary care by eliminating competition, despite the fact that non-profits have been responsible for a reduction of 31% in the euthanasia rate in the last 5 years.

According to the 2015 Poverty Guidelines (HHS), 1 person would have to make less than minimum wage to qualify.  So, a person making minimum wage (less than $16,150) would have to take their pet to a private practice clinic.

Please attend and show your support for free choice and AFFORDABLE veterinary care. Oppose government intrusion and price protection in veterinary care.

To learn more, visit http://bit.ly/defeat-s687.

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A Dog’s Capacity for Love: a Medical Rescue in Progress

Learn more about Pawmetto Lifeline’s high quality medical services  and how you can become a Medical Miracle Worker here. And consider supporting Pawmetto Lifeline during Midlands Gives on May 5 as we all work to raise money for our homeless pets so we can provide more animals with their happy endings. Donate today!

helenaA few weeks ago, Pawmetto Lifeline rescued Helena, a black and white Staffordshire terrier mix, from a drop cage at a local municipal shelter. In case you do not know, drop cages are outdoor chicken wire cages that allow anyone to abandon their pets at any time to the municipal shelters. Helena was thrown into one of these cages like yesterday’s garbage and left without food or water, scared and alone, and confused about what she had done to end up in such a place.

Once rescued, the Pawmetto Lifeline veterinarians diagnosed Helena with demodex mange, a NON-CONTAGIOUS form of the skin disease, caused by mites that attack puppies with weakened immune systems. It was also discovered that she was suffering from a pretty severe eye infection.

As for her appearance, the veterinarians concluded that Helena’s ears were cropped Helena Bodydangerously close to the bone with what they believe was most likely a box cutter. She also received blunt trauma that broke her jaw when she was just a tiny puppy, around 2-3 months old. This trauma caused Helena’s jaw to heal crookedly and for her to have a disfigured muzzle. Unfortunately because more detailed background information is still missing, Pawmetto Lifeline is unable to determine the exact state of her previous environment. Staff can only be thankful that this sweet baby will never again be in a hostile environment and that her time at Pawmetto Lifeline will help her smoothly transition into her forever home.

Helena is still undergoing treatment at the facility. With a sulfur bath a couple times a day to treat her skin issues, Helena may be a little smelly but that does not stop her from snuggling and cuddling all over the staff and volunteers. This 9 months old pup is far from the nervous dog  she might have been after these traumatic first few months of life.

But her big heart and sweet eyes are open wide for affection. The moment you walk up to her, she roles over on her back, panting for some belly rubs. She likes to play outside, go for walks and chase toys, but human touch and praise are what she loves the most. Her capacity for forgiveness and love is endless, and after a few more baths, Helena will make a perfect companion pet and new family member.

Pawmetto Lifeline is dedicated to rescuing Helena Flowersother abandoned pets like Helena and helping them receive the medical attention that they desperately need. Without rescue, Helena may have well ended up being euthanized because of her weakened immune system, skin condition and eye infections-all treatable issues. Helena’s case is only rare in that Pawmetto Lifeline was able to get her rescued and into medical care. Too often, dogs and cats with treatable illnesses are never given a second chance at life with a loving family.

But today, you can be part of the solution. Donate to Pawmetto Lifeline’s Midlands Gives Campaign! There is a matching anonymous donor who will be matching each gift today up to our $20,000 goal. Have your gift make double the impact so we can save more critical pets like Helena and give them a second leash on life!

 

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Georgia’s Medical Rescue Story

We have had many requests about the background story of the photo below. We posted Georgia’s photo to Facebook to promote our Midlands Gives campaign and folks wanted to know more. So we are sharing her story in hopes that you will become a Medical Miracle Worker to help others like Georgia get a second chance. Pledge TODAY!

Georgia-Side View of Leg-sm

Pawmetto Lifeline stepped forward to save Georgia, a sweet hound mix, was found stray and brought to one of our local municipal shelters with a horrifying injury. With your help, Pawmetto Lifeline was able to provide the care this special girl needed.

It will probably never be completely clear what happened to her, but when she was found, she was missing most of one of her back legs. That leg appeared to have been sheared off somehow, and with NO MEDICAL CARE, had left her to fend for herself with an exposed bone and major trauma to her hip. We have no idea how long she hobbled around with this terrible injury before she could be rescued. She was in tremendous pain and painfully thin when she was found, but somehow, she survived!

Georgia faced a long road to recovery after her rescue. She needed surgery to remove her leg and to repair her back hip, and she required weeks of recuperative care until she could be ready for adoption. Pawmetto Lifeline Veterinarians estimated that it would take at least $2,500 to bring her back to health. It was the donations of supporters that helped make that a possibility.

Georgia-Face view

Despite her terrifying experience, she continues to be one of the sweetest dogs. Georgia was adopted from Pawmetto Lifeline, just 33 days after she was taken into care, and she is doing wonderfully. Georgia visits Pawmetto Lifeline a couple times a year when she stays in the boarding facilities. You would never guess what Georgia has been through. She loves to run as fast as lightning, jump around and swan dive into the swimming pool. Georgia deserved all of the love and happiness in the world, and because of your generosity, she was able to find it.

Pawmetto Lifeline relies on support from community champions and donors to provide the best medical care to the most critical pets to ensure they get a second chance at life. To become a Medical Miracle Worker, pledge today!  All funds donated to the Midlands Gives campaign will be MATCHED by an anonymous donor, which means your support will go further and help save more lives.

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