The Michael G. Phillips Good Samaritan Fund is especially important as it provides for emergency care for animal that arrive with extensive medical conditions. As you can imagine, emergency health care situations are always critical and often expensive. The Michael G. Phillips Good Samaritan fund is designed to help us care for all of the special needs of shelter dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. In addition to funding crucial medical procedures and tests, the fund helps us purchase foods for specific dietary needs and obtain medications. Each year, we spend a considerable amount on health-related issues, over $20,000 each year!
India is just one example of our Good Samaritan Fund at work. India made quite the journey before arriving in northern Michigan last year. Rescued from an uncertain future, India made the long trip north in hopes of a new start and forever family. When we took India, we knew she was suffering from a bone infection, and we jumped into action to treat her upon arrival. Unfortunately, despite multiple rounds of antibiotics and care, the bone infection in India’s rear leg would not go away. Eventually, it was decided by our veterinarian that for the best quality of life, India’s hind leg should be amputated.
India has since recovered from her surgery and is doing very well! Her leg has healed and she’s getting used to walking on it. This sweet girl has gone through so much and we truly believe that the perfect family for her is out there somewhere. She definitely deserves it!
A donation to our Michael G. Phillips Good Samaritan Fund is essential at allowin us to help animals like India. To help us continue our lifesaving work, please CLICK HERE.