A Go-Fund-Me account has been started to help defray costs to care for more than 50 malnourished dogs the Marshall Animal Hospital has received from the Humane Society of Marion County in Jefferson, Texas.
Around 50 dogs were housed in the Dixie Humane Society Shelter in Jefferson at the end of November when a volunteer was allowed inside and learned the pens were full of trash and feces, there was little or no protection from the elements, nor fresh food or water, she contacted authorities.
She also posted photos of the conditions inside the shelter, and after Caroline Wedding, the founder and director of the Dixie Shelter, was terminated and volunteers went on site to help with the clean up effort, several dead dogs were found in two freezers at the “no-kill” shelter.
As the story unfolded, and inclement weather loomed, Missy DeLong, vice president of the Marion County Humane Society, asked for help to rescue the dogs still in the shelter.
That was when Dr. Jason Anderson, owner of Marshall Animal Clinic stepped up and said there was room to take the around 50 dogs that remained in Jefferson, and the Marion County Humane Society agreed.
The Animal Clinic is accepting donations of blankets, toys, food and water bowls, and are providing veterinarian services – shots and health care – for the malnourished dogs.
The Go-Fund-Me page is asking for money to defer some of the expenses.
Set up by Allison Reyno, a technician at Marshall Animal Hospital, it says:
“As some of you may know, we are taking the Marion County Humane Society dogs to come to our clinic to get fully vetted to find forever homes. Some of these animals are in dire need of medical attention and that comes expenses.
We currently have 32 of these dogs, and 26 more will arrive Monday.
We will be having a huge adoption event on Saturday, December 22nd! We will start posting photos of them starting next week and getting them spay/neuter/vaccinated and current on heart worm prevention.
We have an account set up for donations to help with the cost. We are charging $350 a dog that includes one week free of boarding and loads of love during this time.”