Poor little Snuggles had a rough start in life. His mom Debra found him living on the streets. Snuggles had a mangled leg and his veterinarian suspected that it was due to either a birth defect or a very early injury.
Snuggles needed a limb amputation to prevent infection and improve his overall quality of life. Debra was unable to afford the full cost of the surgery, so she and her vet reached out to FACE for help. We were able to provide them with the needed financial assistance.
“I would like to send a great big thank you to the FACE Foundation for donating towards Snuggles’ surgery. He is doing great after seeing Dr. Morris and Rancho Del Oro Veterinary Hospital for his first follow up visit. Snuggles and I are so grateful.” – Debra
Today is the 10th annual Celebrate Shelter Pets Day. This awareness event is designed to encourage the adoption of shelter pets by having owners tell their pet adoption stories on social media using the #CelebrateShelterPets hashtag.
As if we needed further proof that dogs are awesome, here’s a story about how specially trained dogs (and their sensitive noses) are helping conservationists study and protect endangered species in the wild.
According to an article on the CNN website, dogs are being trained to accompany researchers out into the field and help them identify the scents of endangered animals and their droppings.
Tracking droppings, also called scat, can tell researchers where endangered animals are living, how many of them are around, what they are eating, as well as parasite infection and overall health status. This tracking is also much less stressful for the animals than trapping.
These conservation dogs have worked on many endangered animal studies, including ones for foxes, wolves, cougars, bobcats, otters, minks, ferrets, and more! Some new training session are now focusing on teaching the dogs to track endangered lizards.