How does colostrum help rescue organizations?

The statistics are daunting. Eight to ten million animals pass through American animal shelters each year and each animal has only a 50 percent chance of getting out alive. Only 16% of lost dogs are ever claimed from shelters by their guardians. Only 20 percent of the dogs and cats in people’s homes are adopted from animal shelters. 90 percent of the purebred puppies sold in pet stores come from large-scale commercial breeders commonly referred to as “puppy mills.” (From “One Week at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter,” by Diane Leigh and Marilee Geyer.)
Canine rescue organizations are providing key support to the overwhelmed, government-funded shelters that are increasingly targets of budget-cutting initiatives in a weak economy. Canine rescue, however, is funded only through volunteer donations and administered by volunteers who often foster many dogs in their own homes until new families can be found for them.

Rescue organizations routinely respond to emergency requests coming from public shelters, in instances where dogs have been abused, neglected and abandoned. These dogs suffer from malnutrition, disease and injuries. Without the funding necessary to provide basic health care, canine rescues depend on foster families to provide veterinarian care.

We donate product and volunteer time to help various canine rescue operations. To read testimonials of owners whose dogs were taken from these situations and supported with colostrum, click here.

How does colostrum come to rescue organizations, and how is it used?

In many instances, dogs are rescued from homes where dogs have been collected without resources to support them, neglected, abused and abandoned. They suffer from a range of problems, such as malnutrition, skin disease, joint and bone injuries, and loss of appetite. These over-stressed animals can greatly benefit from additional vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids available in colostrum. Colostrum also contains essential proteins, fats and carbohydrates that many of these animals have never received.

Colostrum can help maintain the general health of all ages and breeds, allowing them to retain healthy digestion, reduce the negative effects of stress, and helps support their physical and mental well-being. Colostrum supports and maintain proper body function and overall good quality of life. While it is not a cure-all, it is a valuable adjunct for veterinarians and families who are facing dire challenges to the life of a badly neglected dog.