During on our Share your dog post, Christine shared a picture of her rescued dog Cash and gave us permission to share their story . Cash was adopted from Survivor Tails Animal Rescue.
Christine adopted from local rescue Survivor Tails and here is their story
Survivor Tails Shared info about Neptune on their facebook page
In 2016, Survivor Tails spotted Neptune(now Cash) on the Bartow County GA euthanasia list. When we saw this two-year-old Lab-mix, we knew we had to save his life! We quickly appealed to the Survivor Tails Family to help us save Neptune‘s life and the lives of three other dogs.
Neptune’s struggle wasn’t over yet. We soon found out that Neptune had parvo, a highly contagious viral illness. Although parvo can be prevented with a vaccine, it is difficult to treat and very often fatal. Once again, donors and friends responded with good vibes, warm thoughts and prayers. It was a difficult time for Neptune, but he eventually made a full recovery.
Neptune made it.
Today, he joined his forever family. He’s sitting by the pool, soaking in the sun, knowing that he’s safe and loved. That’s the power of Hope. That’s the power of rescue.
Here is Christine’s Story
Cash, my rescue heart dog. I found Survivor Tail Animal Rescue by chance. They had an event at one of stores I frequent in town and I decided to go over and check them out even though I wasn’t ready for another dog. I kept my heart open and checked their Facebook page regularly for new dogs that they were rescuing from the South. This is how I first saw Cash (Neptune).
His posted photos were horrible as he looked sad, confused and very sick. I decided to check out his profile page and learned that he was a last minute pull from the euthanasia list as the rescue has raised money through a fundraiser to help save some dogs. He was the last one that they were able to pull, and at that time he was not yet sick. One the rescue pulled him here came down with Parvo, which can be deadly to dogs and is highly contagious. The rescue remained vigilant and kept posting updates as this boy was once again fighting for his life. They were able to again raise money to help offset the medical costs and slowly Cash (Neptune) began to feel better. When he was strong enough he was able to make the transport trip from Georgia to Massachusetts where I was eager to adopt him.
You see, it was love at first sight, something in those sad eyes in the photo where he looked so sick and sad, that tugged on my heart strings. I knew that he was supposed to be part of my family from that photo. When I finally got to meet him he was a very submissive boy and it took a couple of weeks for him to learn what toys were. Today, he LOVES playing ball and running around the backyard. Though I will never know what he went through down in the south, I am so very grateful to STAR (Survivor Tails Animal Rescue) for taking a chance on this boy. STAR is a wonderful rescue that saves dogs but also is working to educate and put a Spay and Neuter program together. Without Spaying and Neutering there will also be unwanted animals that need to be saved.
About Survivor Tails Animal Rescue
We are a 501(c)3-approved, fully volunteer and foster-based cat and dog rescue in Boston, MA. We pull dogs and cats from high-kill shelters, often in the south, where overpopulation is a major issue due to the lack of spay/neuter laws. We also help locally with dogs in shelters, animal control facilities,
and owner surrenders. We are not a shelter facility and rely wholly on a devoted foster family network to do our life-saving work.
Once we commit to pulling an animal from the euthanasia list of a high-kill shelter, the animal must be fully vetted, fixed, and fostered locally for two weeks before getting a health certificate and allowed to cross state lines.
We then pay for the transport of the animal from said state to New England where it goes directly into a mandatory 48-hour quarantine facility, in accordance with state law.
From that point on, we rely on wonderful foster families to love and care for the animal until we find them their forever home.
Which brings us to our next point: we are ALWAYS looking for wonderful foster families and volunteers to help us run our rescue. Without you, THERE WOULD BE NO SURVIVOR TAILS.
Additionally, as an all-volunteer-based rescue, we rely WHOLLY on the donations of our generous supporters. Rescuing animals isn’t as simple as picking them up from a shelter and dropping them into a home. Rescuing costs money, and sometimes, a lot of money. After pull fee, transport, vetting, fixing, quarantining, training (if applicable), and other expenses, there is little to no money left over from the adoption fees we receive. This is why donations are so critical. The more funds we receive, the more survivor tales we can create.
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Our adoption process consist of an application, personal, vet and landlord references, and a home visit. The adoption process can take anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks. We ask that you have your references waiting for our call, to expedite the process!
Our adoption fees are $500 for dogs and $200 for cats
We can only adopt in the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire