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Emergencies on top of Emergencies!

Updated: Nov 5

Hallie is from a cruelty case, one of 3 puppies adopted from a rural shelter by the same family. They left the shelter as happy, healthy puppies. They came back 2 1/2 months later extremely emaciated and neglected.

The adopters signed an agreement promising to take the puppies to the vet and to get them spayed/neutered. They didn't. Instead, they locked them in an outdoor kennel in the cold and the rain and neglected the puppies.

Thankfully, Bridgett, the Animal Control Officer, did a follow-up to make sure they were spayed and neutered. This time they said "we can't afford to. And by the way, we think the female puppy is dying."

Bridgett went back out to do a welfare check, and discovered the puppies emaciated and suffering. They signed them back over to the shelter, and Bridget rushed the little girl puppy straight to Macclenny vet, where she got dewormer and an emergency blood transfusion, thanks to Friends of Union County Animals. The two male puppies are also emaciated, but not quite as bad. They're both back at the shelter.

We've now taken Hallie into FUR, and she's hospitalized at Palm Valley Veterinary Center. She's getting great care from Dr. Mack, but she's in very rough shape. Please keep this little pup in your prayers.

Thank you ACO Bridgett for following up with adopters (important lesson here for other shelters!). Thank you Macclenny vet for taking her in and giving her emergency care when she was barely hanging on. Thank you Torena Rowe for once again dropping everything to transport an urgent dog, and Dr. Mack and the staff at Palm Valley for always taking in our urgent animals. Finally, thank you Marlene and Doug Ritter for fostering this sweet girl once she's strong enough to leave the hospital.

Fosters Needed! We'd love to get the other 2 puppies out of the shelter if we can find fosters for them. No experience necessary, FUR will cover all vet expenses, and we'll provide everything you need. We just need a safe place for them to recover, and learn how dogs are supposed to be treated — with love and affection, living inside the house as part of the family.

𝗙𝗨𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗧𝗛𝗟𝗬 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗠 Sick and injured animals need help fast. Every donation helps, but Monthly donors give us flexibility to respond immediately when there is an emergency. When there is a hoarding case or a hurricane, a dog with a gunshot wound or a cruelty case, we have to act quickly. We don't have time to do a fundraiser, and wait for those funds to get to us. Your monthly donation can help us save lives again and again. To learn more, please visit: To Foster: To Adopt: To Donate: — Credit Card: — Venmo: @FloridaUrgentRescue — PayPal: — CashApp: $FloridaUrgentRescue — Mail: Florida Urgent Rescue 7643 Gate Parkway #104-27 Jacksonville, FL 32256 Florida Urgent Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and FUR earned a Four-Star Rating on Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating. FUR also received a 2023 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency by Guidestar, and is a 2023 Top Rated Nonprofit on Great Nonprofits. Learn more about FUR at:


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