Day 3 of my House Arrest
It is 8:20pm, so my day is wrapping up, good time to sit down and write a post :)
I have to start off by saying I was bad today! Today I did not get on the treadmill >.> I developed a bit of a stomach ache mid day, and I did not want to push it and risk it getting worse. But I vow tomorrow I will go another mile (if not more)!
But I did get some other stuff done today.
I did an evaluation on a little dog our rescue was considering taking in for a friend of mine. We were told the dog had a bit wound, but didn't know how bad it was until I met him today! My friend brought him over at about 12:30pm, and as soon as I saw him I knew he had to get to a vet ASAP, but I still had to complete the evaluation before we could commit to him. Despite his injuries and the pain he must have been in, this little guy was the sweetest dog ever! So I confirmed with my rescue partner that she would be okay with taking on his vet costs, and we welcomed the little guy into Paw Promise Animal Rescue. *The collage attached is the sweet boy!
I did find a vet for him to go to (actually they could fit him in 30 minutes after I called) and my friend (who will also be fostering him) got him right over there, as I am unable to leave the house.
It turned out his bite wound was so deep that it actually broke one of his ribs! After cleaning, draining, and suturing his wounds our bill was just shy of $300 (also included three different meds, 1 pain and 2 antibiotics). And this little guy will still need to be fixed, chipped, and completely vaccinated, so that will be another $80 - $100 on us.
Some people may think that's crazy to spend on a dog we'd just met, a dog who I estimate we won't get anymore than $85 (if that) for an adoption fee. That is why rescues depend on donations so much, because we will never make back our money on adoptions. But for MOST of us it's not about the money, it's about the animals.
So I spent some of my afternoon sharing this little guys story and photo on social networking sites, and came up with a fundraising idea that will hopefully bring in some money to help pay a little bit of the vet costs.
And also just finished a movie called Into The Dark, it wasn't terrible and had 2 actors I like (Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman) but I wouldn't say it's the best horror movie ever.
Right now I'm adding a little bit more to my story before I go to bed!
We'll see what tomorrow brings! :)
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