Animal rescuers are our heroes! The noble work animal rescuers do on a daily basis is nothing short of inspiring. Take for instance, the work of Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (SNARR), a non-profit based in New York. Not too long ago, SNARR rescued a sweet pup named Merry Bell, who was found living on the streets, weak and scared. Just two days after her rescue, Merry Bell was recovering in a loving foster home, all thanks to SNARR.
That’s why when we learned about a horrific hoarding situation in a small rural Georgia community concerning over 55 dogs, we knew SNARR would step up to help the dogs in a heartbeat.
The dogs are all suffering from sarcoptic mange, skin infections, untrimmed nails, and eye infections, among other afflictions. While the dogs were fed, there was feces and urine everywhere in the house. “The rescue team said their noses were burning and people were gagging despite masks,” said SNARR on Facebook.
Local animal control wanted to seize and euthanize the dogs, believing that they had no chance of rescue. Thankfully, a few dedicated women took over and successfully got all of the animals out.
This is the biggest case SNARR has tackled to date and the rescue group has taken in 14 of the dogs. SNARR is in desperate need of donations to help give all these dogs a second chance. To cover the dog’s vaccines, fecal tests, spay and neuter surgeries, boarding and transport costs, and more, SNARR is estimating costs to soar to $20,000-$25,000 to help these babies.
If you’d like to help SNARR’s efforts, you can make a donation via their website. Every little bit helps, even a dollar! After living in squalor for so long, these innocent dogs deserve a fighting chance.
It’s absolutely heartbreaking that anyone could keep innocent animals in such horrendous conditions, but we’re grateful that rescuers like those at SNARR are there to offer a glimpse of kindness for dogs that have known only cruelty.
Please always spay and neuter your pets and urge your friends and family to do the same. Fostering an animal is also a great way to help end the pet homelessness crisis. For more ways on how you can get involved to help save animals, click here.
To learn more about SNARR and the life-saving work they do on behalf of animals, check out their website.
Image Source: Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation (SNARR)/Facebook