UAAF is an all-foster, all volunteer organization, so every cent goes directly to help friends like these.
Jago is a gorgeous Malinois/German Shepherd who was rescued by UAAF in February of 2019. While he was in the shelter, he was diagnosed with pneumonia, which was later revealed to be a rock lodged in his lungs. From February to July, Jago was hospitalized on and off for respiratory problems and surgery to remove the rock that was threatening his life. Just when we thought we would be able to list him for adoption, we learned that Jago had a torn ACL ligament. Another surgery and weeks of rehabilitation later, Jago found his forever home with a wonderful family. His adoption fee? $145. His medical expenses? More than $3,800.
How sweet is Biscuit!. This sweet little guy’s world fell apart when his owner suffered a stroke and could no longer care for him. A neighbor offered to take him in. Unfortunately, Biscuit spent months in a garage that was not air conditioned in the summer and not heated in the winter. A family friend brought him to UAAF. By then, this poor little guy was pretty sick. To save him and get him into his forever home, UAAF incurred medical expenses of nearly $2,000 (x-rays, ultrasound, echocardiogram, and medications). Biscuit is now in his forever home, enriching the life of his adoptive Mom, who describes him as a blessing and the greatest Christmas gift she has ever received. His adoption fee was $145.
This is our amazing Reggie. UAAF rescued this little guy in July 2017 when he was just a tiny kitten. He has rear-end paralysis and incontinence. Because he came to the shelter as a stray, we don’t know what happened to this little guy, but we do know that he has a wonderful spirit and is determined to find a family he can call his own. Reggie has lived with several of our wonderful volunteer foster homes over the last three years. His medical expenses have all been paid by UAAF and we remain committed to Reggie, making his life as great as it can be while searching for his forever home.