Giving Tuesday

Mr. Peanut’s story is a common one, one we see weekly, if not daily, at MADACC. Kittens are brought in between birth and 5 weeks with no mother. We take these little ones and put them in foster with MADACC’s dedicated life-saving fosters. They are doing fine, then one day, suddenly, they crash. Our foster coordinator will get a call late one night or right as we close on a weekend. That is what happened with Mr. Peanut, he was fine, then he was not at 5 pm on a Saturday evening. The foster rushed him in for supportive care, anything we could do really, to keep this little one alive. Often there is no hope, they fade so fast, but not Mr. Peanut! He said, “I want to live!” Our vet, Dr. Gutting, saw this little spark and took him home in the attempts to keep him alive overnight. Fluids late, then again at midnight, and then in the morning…he was hanging in there! Back to MADACC for the day for warmth, constant fluids, vitamins, feeding…after a week or more of constant care, he turned a corner! He got so strong and sassy we decided it was time to head back to foster care. Not all the little ones make it, it is true, but we give them all the medical care we have at our disposal. The photo below is another one that had a similar story, he also pulled through after a week of supportive care. If you would like to support the life-saving work of our vet department, please click on the link below. We will not ever have to decide whether we can provide life-saving medical care, thanks to the support of the community and people just like you! 

Donate here: http://madacc.org/donate/
Foster Info:https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=447369881
Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/28M62QEL0DOGA?ref_=wl_share

This has been an unprecedented year for all of us. There has not been one person on our planet who’s life has not been affected in some way by COVID-19. When every human is affected by a catastrophe the animals that count on people to care for them can also find themselves in dire situations.

Our industry had many warnings for us at different times during this pandemic, and not one of them came to fruition. We were warned to expect mass surrenders. We were told that those who adopted animals at the beginning of the pandemic would just return the animals when things began to reopen. None of those things happening would be a good thing if things that were NOT predicted occurred instead.

MADACC has seen a decrease in intakes this year, mostly in the number of dogs we have taken in. However, what we have seen is an increase in the number of animals with serious to catastrophic medical needs that were brought in as strays or found abandoned and in urgent need of medical care. On top of that, we also experienced a significant decrease in other shelters taking transfers from MADACC due to quarantine and best practices for staff safety.

This has put an incredible strain on our staff. We have had to manage multiple serious medical cases simultaneously. We have had to expand the scope of services that we provide to animals that come in every day, including more long term medical foster care, specialty surgeries that we have never done before, and doubling our capacity to provide foster care for the hundreds of orphaned kittens born outside.

We have been able to stretch our tangible resources in terms of volunteers, fosters, and staff multi-tasking to take care of every animal that needs us. We have saved animals that had been caught in a running car engine, animals that have had intestinal blockages or limbs that were shattered or hanging on by threads of skin.

This Giving Tuesday we are asking that you help us continue to provide this level of care as we move forward for every animal that needs it.

We are in need of donations to our Animal Medical Fund to continue to provide the supplies we need for lifesaving surgeries. We are in need of food for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. We need fosters, not just for young kittens, but for older animals to recover from medical treatment. Fosters for hospice for animals that deserve to be in a loving home even for a short time so they know love and warmth for every minute they have left.

MADACC is so much more than the local pound. We have evolved into a first class care facility. A place that the animals in our community absolutely deserve thanks to the investment of our municipalities and supporters. We continue to grow and provide as more people learn about the wonderful work we do here and with your help will continue to do for many more years to come.

Donate here: http://madacc.org/donate/
Foster Info:https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=447369881
Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/28M62QEL0DOGA?ref_=wl_share