Sponsor an Ex Lab animal
At BFA we want every animal to have the best possible chance at a new life. So when an animal comes to us and has a special need, an existing medical condition or just needs some extra time to adjust, we make sure to cover the costs and provide everything we possibly can. Giving their new family peace of mind so that they can concentrate on loving them and teaching them about their new world.
We call these special needs animals ‘Forever Fosters’. Once they have been fully vet checked, and temperament tested, we place them with an appropriate new family or with one of our existing foster families. Then we keep in close contact and make sure we are there to help with everything we possibly can.
Below are some of the current Forever Fosters that you can sponsor. Each payment you make will go directly towards their ongoing care and will ensure that we can continue to offer this program for animals just like them.
Released in October of 2021, Buttons is our most recent addition to the sponsorship program. He is 8 years old and has got issues with his knees. Both of Button’s knees will require a 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 his 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. This is a costly procedure (approx $3,500 per leg) and takes 6-8 weeks of recovery and physio.
Your donation for Buttons will help us to provide this costly and life saving surgery for him.
Timmy is a 12 year old beagle boy, released to us from a research facility in 2021.
Timmy suffers from a condition known as Pica, where he eats and swallows things he shouldn’t, to a point where it is dangerous for his health. He has had one surgery so far, to remove a foreign object form his intestines.
On top of this condition, during his surgery, a large mass was found inside, wrapped around all his organs. At this point it’s non-cancerous, but that could change at any point. It’s too entwined with his insides to be removed, so he is staying in forever care, where we can closely monitor his health.
So, Timmy requires special food, as well as meds for age related arthritis, and regular vet visits. For this reason he has become part of our sponsorship program.
Despite all of this, Timmy is the happiest, funniest and most friendly boy we’ve ever met!
Released in April of 2021, Emma is a happy, loving and snuggly Foxhound girl. She is 9 years old and has got issues with her knees. Emma’s knees will require a Tibial Plateau Levelling 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. This is a costly procedure (approx $5,000+ per leg, for a large breed like Emma) and takes 6-8 weeks of recovery and physio.
Your donation for Emma will help us to provide this costly and life saving surgery for her.
Beau is a 10 year old beagle Boy. He was released to us in October 2022. He has quite a lot of arthritis in his joints and requires ongoing pain management.
Beau also has spondylosis. Spondylosis is as a degenerative disease of the vertebral bodies of the spine. Basically put, he has boney lumps called spurs on sections of his spine, overtime, these spurs can fuse to other bones in his spine and can be painful.
So Beau will remain under our care so he can receive frequent vet checks to track his pain levels, and provide any medications he needs. He will also need regular blood tests to make sure his body is coping with the ongoing medications.
Because of your generous sponsorship, Beau gets all the help he needs and will never go without proper medical care.
Chloe is a 12 year old domestic shorthaired cat. She came to us from a research facility in 2021. Since shortly after that, she has been living with one of our forever foster families. Chloe is a smoochy little girl and just loves to snuggle with her foster canines! She is full of personality and very loved. She has issues with her digestion and needs ongoing vet checks as well as special food.
Thanks to your amazing generosity, we can provide this for her, for the rest of her life. To ensure that she always has the best care possible and never goes without the advanced medical care that she needs, while taking the financial burden off her family.
Casey is an 8 year old little beagle girl who is in long term foster care while she learns to cope with the outside world. Released to us in early 2019, she is a sensitive and loving girl but is not used to being around people. Casey loves her foster humans and all the other dogs that she meets, but when new people come to visit, she gets so scared and wants to run away as far as she can. To cope with this, Casey 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.
Lily is a 12 year old senior lady. She is a bob-tailed domestic shorthaired cat with one of the biggest personalities we’ve ever seen! She is loveable in every way. When she arrived into care she was extremely over weight. She has struggled with her weight for her whole life. Her initial blood tests showed no medical reason for this and with some special food, we were able to bring her weight down to a healthy level. So, to ensure she never finds the weight she lost, we added Lily to our sponsorship program, this way we can provide her new family with special food and regular vet visits, weigh-ins and blood tests to make sure she is always healthy. Lily is a happy and very expressive girl who’s favourite past time is sitting in whatever cardboard box she can find!
Kiwi is an adorable and happy little beagle boy, he was released to us in August of 2021. Kiwi is 8 and half years old and has congenital disorder that affects how his brain communicates with the rest of his body. This is something that he was born with and not a result of his time in research. As a result of this disorder, he is a bit wobbly and unsteady on his feet. But it doesn’t stop him from being a typical beagle! He loves to play and explore. He is staying in our forever foster program so that we can help his family with ongoing vet visits to the specialist neurological vet team. He will need frequent monitoring to make sure that he doesn’t decline in any way. Your donation to Kiwi will help us keep him as happy and healthy as can be.
Jill is 13 years old, she was released to us in early 2019. Jill has a thyroid condition which requires daily medication for the rest of her life. The thyroid gland is located in the 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 it’s 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. Your donation will directly help with proving those lifesaving meds for Jill!
Armani is a sweet and snuggly 5 and half year old girl. She came to us from a facility in 2023 with a suspected heart condition. After lots of diagnostic tests, including a heart ultrasound, we were able to confirm that she indeed suffers from Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.
This is a condition where one of her heart chambers is severely thickened and the flow of blood through her heart is compromised. She is at a high risk of developing a blood clot. So she is staying in our foster program and we will continue to monitor her closely and keep her comfortable for as long as she has left. All funds raised for Armani will go towards paying for her medications and ongoing specialist vet care.
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Dog Sponsorship $100
For just $100 you get the cutest little beagle plushy, a BFA bumper sticker, temporary tattoo, wristband AND certificate of sponsorship!*
In return, your $100 goes towards helping your chosen sponsor dog who has been released from a research facility. $100 provides a month worth of prescription food or 2 months of medications for your chosen dog.
Our plush beagle is made using fabric and filling made from recycled plastic bottles, they have no plastic beads inside and embroidered eyes, which means no plastic eyes. They stand 18cm tall and 20cm long. Suitable for children of all ages, not intended as a pet toy.
*Certificate is emailed to you.
Cat Sponsorship $100
For just $100 you get the cutest little cat plushy, a BFA cat sticker, temporary tattoo, wristband AND certificate of sponsorship!*
In return, your $100 goes towards helping your chosen sponsor cat who has been released from a research facility. $100 provides a month worth of prescription food or 2 months of medications for your chosen cat.
Our plush cat is made using fabric and filling made from recycled plastic bottles, they have no plastic beads inside and embroidered eyes, which means no plastic eyes. They stand 18cm tall and 20cm long. Suitable for children of all ages, not intended as a pet toy.
*Certificate is emailed to you.
Cat Sponsorship $50
For just $50 you get the cutest little cat plushy, a BFA cat sticker, temporary tattoo, wristband AND certificate of sponsorship!*
In return, your $50 goes towards helping your chosen sponsor cat who has been released from a research facility. $50 provides a month worth of prescription food or medications for your chosen cat.
Our plush cat stands 15cm tall. Suitable for children of all ages, not intended as a pet toy.
*Certificate is emailed to you.
Each sponsorship is a one off payment. Your certificate will be emailed to the address you use when checking out. You can pay securely via the checkout page. If you have any questions please get in touch.
Or you can make a one off donation of any amount, at any time, just follow the Donate button below.
Being a student I couldn’t adopt, but I still wanted to help.
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