Giving Tuesday: Help Save More Like Champ
Date(s) - 11/30/2021
Almost two years ago a New River resident made a terrible discovery: a puppy hanging from a fence who had suffered a life-threatening beating. Anthem Pets took responsibility and once the pup arrived at Daisy Mountain Vet the extent of his injuries became apparent: a broken skull, broken ribs, lacerations, parasites, and starvation.
Champ was very frail, and it took time before he was healthy enough to survive surgery. Once stabilized the first surgery was to remove the eye that was destroyed during the beating. Although an investigation was conducted by the Maricopa Co. Animal Crimes Investigation Unit, the perpetrator of this horrendous crime was not caught.
Through the work of Anthem Pets, great veterinary care, love of his foster family and the financial support of the community, Champ eventually made a full recovery. His foster heroes became his forever family, which includes dog and cat siblings. Champ loves the rain, playing with toys, fetching balls and car rides. A happy ending for a puppy who suffered so much.
Since 2005 Anthem Pets has been at the forefront of animal rescue in the north Phoenix area, rescuing many abused pets before – and since – Champ’s ordeal, and your donations make it all possible. Veterinary care, which is provided to every pet, is essential and is our biggest expense. Your tax-deductible donation is guaranteed to save a life, whether it is a litter of abandoned puppies or kittens, or another “Champ”. Donations are gratefully accepted every day of the year. Online donations can be made by PayPal, or our Arizona Gives page, and checks can be mailed to Anthem Pets at P.O. Box 74272, Phoenix, AZ, 85087.
Lucky Charm is an example of the good things we do with your donations. This poor pup was diagnosed with life threatening Canine Parvovirus, but thanks to veterinary intervention and great foster care he has made a full recovery and is ready for adoption! Below you see him before and after treatment. Meet Lucky Charm here.
In mid October this tiny kitten was in bad shape when he was found alone. Figaro is a neonatal kitten, meaning he is between newborn and 4 weeks of age. At that age animals are very fragile, but thanks to great, around-the-clock foster care he is doing well. Figaro still has lots of growing to do before he will be ready for adoption, but there are many beautiful cats and kittens waiting for adoption now. Please click here to see them all!
THANK YOU for your continuing support of Anthem Pets Animal Rescue!