Giving Back –The Dr. Jane Foundation is committed to the promotion, maintenance and management of America’s animal rescues committed to saving all lives of abused and neglected animals from the desperation of homelessness and eliminating the need for euthanasia.
The foundation just granted $1,100 to Denver-based All Points West German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) Rescue in support of our work to help GSPs in need by providing rescue, safety, rehabilitation and placement in a loving forever home. Dr. Jane is a nationally recognized authority on holistic treatment of animals, and is the product formulator for Life's Abundance. The Dr. Jane Foundation is the non-profit arm of Life’s Abundance, a U.S. company that provides an array of superior quality, safe & effective products born out of a commitment to improving the health of people, pets & the planet. Every time a product is purchased, a portion of the profits are contributed to a fund to support animal rescue.
The foundation believes, as their website states, that even though great progress has been made in the last 30 years to reduce the number of animals being euthanized, a recent report by Best Friends Animal Society puts that number at 5,500 per day. To put that in a historical context, in 1984 that total was well over 46,000 per day (approximately 17 million per year)! Their website further states that while that represents a huge decrease, they think everyone can agree that two million every year is still two million too many.
All Points West (APW) just celebrated our one year anniversary and is a volunteer run, foster home based, nonprofit operating along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We serve Colorado, seven neighboring states and the Pacific Northwest. Our mission supports the end goal of lowering euthanasia rates in our region through our adoption programs. We strive to find new, permanent, and loving homes for German Shorthaired Pointer and Pointer mixes that have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned. We envision a future in which all rescued GSP’s find responsible, loving homes where they are free from abuse, hunger, fear, loneliness and receive the care and respect they deserve. We celebrate and honor not only the GSPs in need, but the adopter’s choice to adopt rather than purchase a new dog.
All Points West is a group of experienced and passionate GSP rescuers with 20 years of combined rescue and foster experience. We just celebrated our one year anniversary and already have rescued 49 dogs and adopted 41 into loving homes! We are taking the GSP rescue world by storm. All thanks to our volunteers and the organizations and individuals who underwrite our rescue and rehabilitation work.
Rescue can be expensive and support that underwrites those costs enables us to rescue and place even more dogs. We appreciate the Dr. Jane Foundation’s belief in our work and support for that work. Without financial underwriting like that of the Dr. Jane Foundation, we couldn’t save these dogs and offer health, comfort, and in many cases, a first-time loving home to them. Our excitement over the possibilities for life saving medical care that this level of support provides for our rescued dogs will truly be one of the highlights of 2017 for us. It allows us to keep saving more dogs and helping them to live happy and healthy lives with their forever families.
This past summer APW rescued Foster who was found wandering country roads with all of his teeth broken off, emaciated, anemic and severely dehydrated. He was literally hours from death. Without rescue and critical financial support he would have died alone or had to immediately be euthanized and not have had the chance to be loved, to play and cuddle, to go camping and hiking with his new family. He has some complex and serious health issues, but the sort of financial support that the Dr. Jane Foundation provides have allowed us to support him in regaining his health with the help of specialists and holistic veterinarians who help increase his chances of survival. What a wonderful coincidence that the generosity of a company that believes in holistic animal care is helping to provide exactly that for sweet Foster!
We were devastated this summer by the loss of a sweet 2-yr old, named Jax, who lost his life solely due to severe neglect. He was so close to being able to have the good life he deserved, but his poor little 33-lb body couldn’t handle the stress of removal of the invasive 4-lb lipoma on his front leg. His loss will always motivate us to keep trying to save these amazing dogs let down by humans.
We recently rescued Yankee, a sweet, goofy 4-5 year old male who was found deep in the desert in New Mexico, fending off feral dogs, coyotes and who knows what else. He was not socialized with other dogs and physical indications are he was kept in a small concrete kennel prior to ending up in a remote desert canyon alone. His leg joints were all extremely red and swollen. Upon medical exam and x-rays it was determined he has chewed those joints extensively, perhaps out of fear or anxiety. We found a loving, patient home to help him learn how to be a secure and loved family pet.
This summer we also rescued Maverick, who had a testicular mast-cell tumor, has been cleared health-wise and also adopted by his foster mom. Again, our ability to invest in high quality medical care and holistic treatments after surgery have literally meant the difference between life and death for young Maverick, who now enjoys his days playing and snuggling with adopted sister Dixie.
Brexie, who was our orthopedic special needs girl with the malformed lower spine was adopted by a chiropractor this summer. What a perfect match! We are in awe that the initial orthopedic evaluation, medical care and physical therapy we gave to her paid huge dividends for her future. It all allowed her to be without pain, able to remain continent in the house, gain physical strength in her hind-quarters, and to do what GSPs do - run and play with her foster pack on miles-long off-leash hiking adventures each afternoon. Now she has her own acreage and a family who totally dotes on her, as well as a specially trained dad who can help her spine issues each day. Without this sort of rescue and medical support young Brexie would definitely have been euthanized given her issues.
Jake also found his perfect forever home and an important job as a therapy dog. He had mild separation anxiety and we paired him with a family whose young son had severe debilitating anxiety to the point he couldn’t leave their apartment. Jake is now inseparable from his favorite human and accompanies him to take the garbage out, to go bike riding, have friends over to play, and to enjoy being a boy out and about with his dog.
Jasper is one of four seniors we have placed so far. At 10 years of age he only needed a veterinary exam, neutering, and to be chipped for identification. He is super cuddly, loves to swim and is just about the nicest dog you could meet. We found families to provide loving homes for these seniors in need, just as we did for Jasper.