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.