Hey blog friends! Long time no see, how are you doing? I’m pretty great, although between shooting / editing / ordering / traveling / answering emails / everything in between, this poor little blog isn’t getting the love it deserves. But if you bear with me, you’ll soon be privy to lots of exciting news, announcements and maybe even a giveaway or two! And in the meantime, check out our Facebook page for more frequent mini-updates….
Today, I’m featuring our fabulous Rescue of the Month for July, ACT V Rescue and Rehabilitation. ACT V was started by 4 friends (all in the medical field) dedicated to taking in and thoughtfully rehoming the most unwanted and neglected animals. They provide a healing and caring environment for our animals, where physical and mental rehabilitation is possible. ACT V works closely with other rescue organizations, taking animals that may be too injured, ill or neglected for them to handle.
ACT V Rescue routinely and successfully treats and places animals with gunshot wounds, severe malnutrition, mutilation, mange, broken bones, tick borne diseases, heartworm disease, infectious disease (parvovirus, feline leukemia), serious eye injuries and neglect. We also have accepted animals with severe behavioral issues or animals that have failed shelter’s behavioral assessment tests. They have managed fractures, amputations, cataracts, tumors, and near-death viruses requiring ICU hospitalizations. Currently, they are even working with a feral dog, that may never be a candidate for adoption.
There’s a great page on their website with success stories of some of their most touching cases, I encourage you to check it out.
Because ACT V works with animals in desperate situations, they’re always in need of money to provide surgery, care, medication and rehabilitation. They’re foster-based, and are always looking for more foster homes. Like most organizations, they are forced to turn down some requests for rescue because there are simply not enough homes to place them. If you’d like to help a particular animal but can’t foster, you can sign up to sponsor a pet, with 100% of your donation going to that animal.
These dedicated people are doing a great thing that many other organizations aren’t able to do. I’m so happy to give them a little spotlight this month, donate a portion of my session fees, and hopefully help these two pups find new homes.
First up is Gordon, a Chihuahua / Corgi mix (most likely) He’s an amazing color, very happy and athletic, and – of course – cute as a button.
Next is Sage, who has apparently been adopted between our photo shoot and this post! (Yay Sage!) She’s a Shepherd / Chow mix of sorts, and is currently in the process of adult fur replacing her puppy fuzz. I don’t know if the Molting look is “in” this season, but regardless, she’s going to be a gorgeous girl!
Be sure to follow ACT V on Facebook for all their latest pups and news (and some medical photos, fair warning)