Charity in Dallas Focused on Animal Welfare

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Animal abuse is a challenging subject to face. One of the most potent animal abuse scenes in the United States is puppy mills. Although puppy mills are being criminalized and cracked down on, they are still a big problem, and it will take a long time to truly get rid of all puppy mills. A puppy mill is defined as a breeding facility that encourages inbreeding, abuse, and horrible conditions for dogs. Oftentimes, the mother dog is subjected to much of the abuse. The mother dog will typically be bred, over and over again, until she can no longer have any puppies. When she is deemed useless to the owners of the puppy mill, she will be dumped or worse.

Foundations like the ASPCA and the Humane Society are dedicated to bringing justice to abused animals. There are more local options, though. The tagline of Animals Abused & Abandoned is “Surviving against all odds.” This rings true in the case of many abused animals. Shelters will often find animals on the brink of death, somehow still pushing through. The good news is many times shelters can succeed in giving the animal a brand new life or a second chance.

“Animals Abused & Abandoned, Inc is an animal welfare charity that makes direct payments to veterinarians and food suppliers for emergency medical and surgical care for dogs, cats and horses that have been abandoned by their owners and are suffering from deliberate abuse, life-threatening illnesses, traumatic injuries and starvation.” This is the description of Animals Abused & Abandoned. They operate out of Dallas, Texas, and shelter dogs, cats, and horses.

Animals Abused & Abandoned was created in 2007 by Monique L. Voelker. She says that what inspired her to create this shelter was a combination of her love of animals and her medical certifications. She wanted to help animals who needed it, and she knew she had the training to do so. Donations to the shelter are highly appreciated and go to a good cause.

Donations all go to resources for the animals such as medical care and food. Their priorities on the website include three things. The first is paying for emergency surgery or medical care for the animals. The second is to pay for things the shelter needs such as food and medicine, among other things. The third priority is to pay for the spaying or neutering of animals.

On the topic of helping animals, they say “We enable small, underfunded, volunteer rescue groups to immediately respond to injured and starving dogs, cats and horses, without having to question their own ability to pay the veterinarians and food suppliers whose emergency services they so desperately require for those suffering animals.”

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