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Dear Member, March 4, 2022
Our annual membership appeal is a little late this year due to the recent intake of 43 dogs and a parrot due to a house fire. Our organization’s assistance was requested for this out of area emergency neglect/hoarding situation in mid-February. We believe all survived the fire.
Now, we have the opportunity to turn this tragedy into a miracle for dozens of dogs and one Amazon Parrot. The dogs rescued range in age from one to upwards of 18 years of age and are a mix of toy poodles. Many were so severely matted that they required emergency shaving to regain their mobility and vision. We are so grateful to Kerry’s Grooming and Orchard Grove Animal Hospital for sedating and stripping the dogs of their feces and urine encrusted matted fur.
Their medical needs include mammary and vaginal tumors, heart conditions, bladder stones, respiratory conditions, hernias, tick borne illnesses, ear and eye infections, dental decay (many have no teeth from rot), broken and decaying jaws, and need to be spayed and neutered. One elderly dog has deformed front legs, and another is missing an eye. These are the distressing effects of neglect, out of control breeding, unsanitary living conditions and lack of medical care. Our supreme appreciation to Country Willow Veterinary Hospital for their willingness to exam and treat all of these animals.
With limited staff and our current relocation to two different facilities during construction of a new shelter facility, it has been an extraordinarily difficult time for staff and volunteers.
Our thanks to our animal welfare partners
Friends of the Denville Animal Shelter
Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge and Second Chance Pet Adoption League
for accepting nearly half of these dogs into their care and A Helping Wing Parrot Rescue in New Jersey.
Warwick Valley Humane Society is far more than an animal shelter intaking strays and unwanted pets and reuniting the lost with their owners and adopting to forever families as indicated in this recent rescue. All the animals that come through our doors are offered “a bright new beginning and happy ending”.
Please consider renewing your membership with an added donation to our Princess Fund for victims of neglect and cruelty to help us with the medical care of these dogs so we can continue our commitment to helping local animals in dire need or to our building fund to see us through to the finish line for a new shelter facility. Thank you for being a member!
For the animals,
PLEASE SPAY & NEUTER YOUR PETS and FERAL CATS THAT YOU ARE FEEDING!