So you can’t adopt or foster, but you still want to make a difference in the life of an Ex-lab animal, well now you can sponsor one of our special needs animals! With each sponsorship you’ll get a certificate with your animals name and photo on it and depending which pack you choose, you’ll also get some BFA goodies! Its win win!
This page will be updated regularly so check back often!
Duffy is an 8 year old English Foxhound, he was released from a research facility during 2019. He has ruptured both of his ACL’s along with a few other issues, but, our specialist Vet has ruled out putting him though the intensive surgery to repair them because of his neurological and spinal issues (which are most likely genetic), doing the surgery would place too much strain on his spine and he could lose mobility permanently. He has already received quite a lot of medical treatment which has added up to a few thousand dollars, including several X-rays and a CT scan.
So our silly, goofy Duffy boy is in permanent foster care, here any pain he has is managed daily, he has regular vet visits and is currently enjoying his life and is being spoilt! He’s got 2 canine siblings and 3 human siblings so he is never alone! We will continue to pay for all of his medical needs, including medication and any other tests he may need in the future and for the rest of his life.
Jess is an 8 year old English Foxhound and has spent her life in a research facility, she was released late in 2019. She is the sibling of Duffy who has similar conditions in his legs. Jess has ruptured both her ACL’s (cranial cruciate ligament) and will be having a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery to correct them. This is an intense surgery where they cut the bone in her knee, adjust it and pin it back together in a different position with metal plates and screws. It immediately stabilises the knee and eliminates the need for the ACL ligament entirely and returns stability to the joint immediately. This is a costly procedure (approx $3,500 – $5,500 per leg) and takes 6-8 weeks of recovery and physio.
Jess is currently in foster care learning about the world and how to enjoy crate rest in preparation for her first TPLO surgery and will eventually be up for adoption once she is all healed.
Georgie is a 6 year old beagle girl who having double Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery for torn cranial cruciate ligaments in both legs (ACL). This is an intense surgery where they cut the bone in her knee, adjust it and pin it back together in a different position with metal plates and screws. It immediately stabilises the knee and eliminates the need for the ACL ligament entirely and returns stability to the joint immediately. This is a costly procedure (approx $3,500 per leg) and takes 6-8 weeks of recovery and physio.
Georgie is still learning about the world and all the strange things in it and now she also has to overcome this surgery. You can sponsor Georgie and know that your money goes towards her surgery, you can also know that are a vital part of her new lease on life and part of the reason she gets to life a happy and free life from here on!
Ginger is an 11 year beagle boy, he has spent the first part of his life in a research facility, until he was released in 2019. Ginger suffers from Pica. Pica in dogs is a condition where the animal is compelled to ingest objects that are not food items. These include metal, plastic, cloth, garbage, dirt, rocks, paper, literally anything that they can pick up with their mouths. Ginger has already had a large amount of cloth and other items surgically removed, he needs to be under constant supervision to ensure he does not ingest anything else. There are only so many times that surgery can be performed leaving the digestive system in working order, so it is quite a serious condition.
He is currently in foster care under a watchful eye to ensure he does not eat or swallow anything that he shouldn’t, he will stay in forever care so that if he ever needs more surgery, we will be able to take care of him. If you sponsor Ginger, your funds will go towards paying his bills and continuing to keep him safe.
Jill is 11 years old and has spent her life in a research facility, she was released in early 2019. She has a thyroid condition which requires daily medication for the rest of her life. The thyroid gland is located in your dog’s neck, where it produces the hormone thyroxine (T4), along with several other important thyroid hormones. These hormones play a large role in your dog’s metabolism and can cause major problems when they are not produced at normal levels. The thyroid is like the thermostat of the body, so its very important to make sure it is functioning correctly and to make sure her medications are working, Jill requires regular blood tests as well.
Jill also has some arthritis setting in and so, she requires anti inflammatories to manage her pain. She is currently in foster care and when she finds her perfect home, we will continue to provide and pay for her veterinary needs in order to give her the best chance possible. Your donation will directly help with proving those lifesaving meds for Jill!
Lucy Clark is an 11 year old bloodhound x foxhound girl, She has spent the first part of her life in a research facility until she came into our care in 2019. She is super sweet and loving and a big goof ball. She has some arthritis setting in and a few lumps and bumps to have removed. Lucy Clark is in foster care with an amazing family and we will continue to cover all of her medical bills so that she can continue to live with the family she has come to love and trust and so that all her medical needs are met.
Your sponsorship of her will cover medication, preventables and anything that she may need within her life time and is a vital part the work we do at Beagle Freedom Australia.
Casey is a 7 year old beagle girl, she is in long term foster care while she learns to cope with the outside world. She is a sensitive and loving girl but is not used to being around people, she loves her foster humans and all other dogs that she meets, but when new people come to visit she gets scared and wants to run away as far as she can. She is having training and desensitisation daily and is on behaviour modifying medication to help her relax while she learns.
Your generous sponsorship will go towards that training, medication and ongoing costs of care and is a vital part the work we do at Beagle Freedom Australia.
Zac is an 11 year old beagle boy, released in 2019 from a research facility. After coming into our care and having all his vet checks done, our vets discovered that he has an Oral Melanoma. This is a tumour in his mouth, it was at the back in his gums and looked as though it had been there for some time. When diagnosed with Oral Melanoma, the survival rate in dogs with no treatment is 65 days. When the tumour is in the back of the mouth it is harder to operate on for removal. Given the location of the tumour in Zac’s mouth and the amount of time it was probably there fore, ours vets decided that surgery would be too invasive and would not give him a good quality of life afterwards. So Zac was given 65 days to live. He was diagnosed at the start of June in 2019 and is currently, 7 months later, still living life to the fullest with his forever foster family!
He has lost some weight and sometimes gets an upset tummy, but overall he is happy and healthy. He has 3 canine siblings, some cat siblings and even a lizard sibling! We get daily updates on him and he has regular vet visits. So we will continue to support his foster family with help and advice and pay for all of his medical needs until such a time comes that he is not happy any longer.
Lucky is 10 years old and has spent his life in a research facility, he was released in mid 2019. Lucky’s third eyelids are longer than they should be, this means they extend up and over his eyes preventing him from seeing. He needs surgery to have them trimmed back, giving him proper vision for the first time in his life. This surgery is a specialty surgery and will cost approximately $2,000 and will happen in nearly 2020.
Lucky is currently in foster care and we will continue to provide and pay for all of his veterinary needs in order to give him the best chance possible. Your donation will directly help with helping to restore Lucky’s vision!
There are 4 sponsorship packages available, you can also give a custom amount, just enter it into our form! These are one off payments.
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