As you know, MaxFund's primary mission is to provide medical care to injured and sick strays, and to find them great forever homes once they are healed. To fulfill this crucial mission, we rely on the generosity of our wonderful donors. If you've ever wondered how we use the funds that you so kindly donate, here are some figures on the medical costs we incur:
$100 = Exam, neutering, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY male cats.
$200 = Exam, spaying, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY female cats.
$300 = Exam, neutering, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY male dogs.
$400 = Exam, spaying, vaccinations, deworming and chipping for 4 HEALTHY female dogs.
$500 = Consult with cardiologist, blood work and echocardiogram for an animal with heart issues. Three animals in 2013 were in need of this.
$400-$600 = Internal medicine consult, testing, blood work and ultrasound.
$1200-$1500 = Consult, cultures and x-rays at CSU (Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins) for cases that needed “the big guns”. Two animals went to CSU in 2013.
$1495-$1550 = TPLO orthopedic surgery for a torn ACL. As you read this, there are 2 animals that will be scheduled for this surgery in the near future.
$1625 = A MONTH for needed diagnostics from the lab.
$2000-$3900 = Parvo (life threatening virus in puppies) treatment for severe cases that require hospitalization. MaxFund has been able to treat many in-house with great success. However, there have been 5 cases in 2013 that required extensive hospitalization. This is the cost PER ANIMAL.
$2080 = Amount paid in 2013 for our geriatric girl Gemini to receive hydrotherapy, acupuncture and other quality of life services. Gemini is still with us and is a beautiful example of the heart of MaxFund.
$3500 = Cataract surgery. Not lifesaving but, if possible, quality of life for sure. As we speak, there is a little Min Pin named Hutch that will be evaluated to see if he is a candidate. You may remember Larry and Squirt who received the gift of sight in previous years and went on to be adopted.
$8100 = Amount MaxFund has paid to date for ONE dog, Gaia, for her ER care and her evaluation and diagnostics at CSU. She is still on medication and requires x-rays every 2 weeks to evaluate treatment success. Today she is a strong, happy, recovering girl thanks to the funds that were available for her.
So...you can see that MaxFund incurs some extraordinary costs in caring for the dogs and cats who come to us in need. Because we're firmly committed to the no-kill philosophy, we accept animals as they are, and do our best to meet their needs. That need is never-ending. We are so grateful for YOUR support in fulfilling our mission. We could not do it without you.