116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
LISBON — Fur Fun Rescue has received a grant of $800 from the Miccio Foundation for a special group of dogs it cares for. While the mission of this rescue is to find forever homes for its rescued dogs, some dogs turn out to be unadoptable.
During the thorough veterinary exams that all dogs undergo when coming into Fur Fun’s care, some illnesses and diseases are discovered that require long-term management. When medical expenses for such care are high, the dogs remain in Fur Fun’s care for their lifetimes.
Shown is one of them, Isaiah, a senior rat terrier mix. He was found as a stray with a large rectal tumor that was bleeding. It was removed and found to be benign, but then neurological and heart issues were diagnosed. Medication for these conditions cost $71/month.
Because of those expenses and the need for more-than-usual veterinary care, Isaiah became one of Fur Fun’s dogs who will remain forever in his loving foster home. This arrangement allows Fur Fun to continue to pay Isaiah’s veterinary bills for his lifetime.
“Few families looking to adopt a dog would have the resources to pay for such expenses themselves; we do, so the dogs stay in our care,” said Roxanne Hoover, Fur Fun Rescue president. “We are very grateful to the Miccio Foundation for their grant to help pay the veterinary expenses of our forever foster dogs. Miccio is committed to animal welfare, a goal we share in common,” she said “not only for our adoptable dogs, but also for our dogs in long-term care.”
For more information about Fur Fun Rescue, visit www.furfunrescue.org.