As a registered 501(c)3 non-profit charity, we rely on donations to do our important, life-saving work.
Please consider a donation of whatever amount you can afford today. It truly saves lives. The gratitude of those who receive our assistance is beyond measure.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. None of us gets paid to do the work we do around the clock. However, we do have expenses. The smaller expenses are operational – paying for our website, for example. But our biggest expense is providing assistance to those who can’t afford to keep their dogs alive. Can you imagine the following scenario?
- There is something wrong with your dog but you don’t know what it is.
- You’ve spent hundreds of dollars (or more) trying to get answers & you still don’t know what’s wrong.
- Your vet says they think your dog might have Addison’s disease.
- What in the world is Addison’s disease? You’ve never heard of that.
- The vet tells you it will cost hundreds of dollars more to test for it. The bill is getting higher and higher, you’ve got so many other bills to worry about, and your stress level is through the roof.
- While you’ve been desperately trying to figure out what is wrong with the dog you love more than words, he or she is getting sicker & sicker.
- In fact, at this point, they are in an Addisonian crisis and are so sick that they will need several days of hospitalization, which costs anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 per day (sometimes more).
- You simply can’t afford this. Your credit cards are maxed out and you can’t get approved for Care Credit (or any other form of credit for veterinary care).
- Your dog is still young and you’re told that once they make it through the Addisonian crisis and get proper medication for life, they can live long, completely normal lives doing everything dogs love to do.
- What an excruciating bind to be in. But some of these people hold out hope & frantically search the internet to see if there is any organization that can help.
- That’s when they find us & this is where you come in. If we can raise money, we can literally save lives and spare families the pain of losing their beloved dogs.
This scenario is so true to life that we’ve seen it play out over and over again. Every donation helps to save the lives of dogs who don’t need to die – dogs who can go on to live the best lives, being loved every minute.
We can’t tell you how many times we’ve been on the phone with people who find us, realize help is available, & dissolve into tears – literally in tears – saying they can’t believe complete strangers are willing to help them. Of course we are. We love dogs and we are all about showing kindness, love, and compassion to others, letting them know that in a world which often seems fractured, there is so much love out there. With your help, we can save dogs, spread loving kindness, & save adults & children from unnecessary pain, sadness, & grief.
Another scenario is that individuals & families find themselves in difficult financial circumstances despite their best efforts to keep afloat financially. They would rather feed their dogs than themselves but affording the monthly medication and costs of veterinary care related to Addison’s is now beyond their means. Often, people are forced to consider rehoming their dogs (or worse) when this happens. Again, this is where you come to the rescue. Your donations help us to provide either temporary or ongoing assistance to those who truly need it to provide the medication and care their dogs need to stay in their own homes with the families who love them best.
There are several ways to donate:
If you prefer to send a check, please email us at info@CanineAddisons.org and we’ll provide the information you need.
You can donate through PayPal using cash or credit cards through this button:
Our Venmo name is @CARE-Admin or use this link: Venmo profile or this QR code:
Thank you so much for saving the lives of these precious dogs & helping us to achieve all aspects of our mission to provide resources and education to improve the lives of dogs with Addison’s disease and empower owners to advocate on their behalf. Your financial support means the world to us!
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