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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.

Buttons

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.

Kiwi

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.

Emma

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.

Jensen

Jensen is a 9 year old foxhound boy. He was released to us in May 2020. He has quite a lot of arthritis in his joints and requires ongoing pain management. He is very deeply loved by his forever foster family and they continue to keep him fit, healthy and comfortable at all times. He requires frequent vet checks to track his pain levels and blood tests to make sure his organs are coping with the ongoing medications he is on. Jensens family have 2 of our forever fosters and love taking on the challenge. Because of your generous sponsorship, Jensen gets all the help he needs and will never go without proper medical care.

Dribbles

Dribbles is a 14 year old domestic shorthaired cat. He was released to us in mid 2020. Since shortly after that, he has been living with one of our forever foster families. Dribbles is a smoochy boy and whenever he gets excited for a cuddle, he dribbles! He is full of personality and very loved. He has issues with his Thyroid and needs ongoing medication, special food and regular vet checks. 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 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 his medications are working.  Thanks to your amazing generosity, we can provide this for him.

Casey

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.

Bella

Bella is a 12 year old foxhound, bloodhound cross. She is one of the most magnificent dogs we’ve ever met. She loves deeply and is extremely loyal. She came into our care in early 2019 and can even be seen staring in our 2020 calendar!

Bella is arthritic and needs ongoing pain management. She requires frequent vet checks to track her pain levels and blood tests to make sure her organs are coping with the ongoing medications she is on.

Finding a family for an older and larger dog can be a challenge, but because of our sponsorship program we’ve been able to give Bella’s family an amazing and loving girl without the stress of added ongoing medical care. 

Lily

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!

Jill

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!

Packages

What's included?

Bronze

For $50 you get a certificate of sponsorship emailed to you with your chosen animals name, photo and date of birth, plus a Beagle Freedom Australia bumper sticker.

Silver

For $100 you get a certificate of sponsorship emailed to you with your chosen animals name, photo and date of birth, plus a Beagle Freedom Australia bumper sticker, wristband and button.

Gold

For $200 you get a certificate of sponsorship emailed to you with your chosen animals name, photo and date of birth, plus a Beagle Freedom Australia bumper sticker, wristband, button and tote bag.

Platinum

For $350 you get a certificate of sponsorship emailed to you with your chosen animals name, photo and date of birth, plus a Beagle Freedom Australia bumper sticker, wristband, button, tote bag and an exclusive BFA Tee Shirt – available only with this package!

Each sponsorship is a one off payment. Your certificate will be emailed to the address you use when checking out. You can pay securely with PayPal or by credit/debit card by pressing the corresponding button under the animals you wish to sponsor. Please ensure your postal address is up to date if you pay using your PayPal account because your goodies will be posted to the address listed. If you have any questions please get in touch.

 

Being a student I couldn’t adopt, but I still wanted to help.
I love knowing my money is helping a specific animal that needs it! 

- Sarah

sponsorship donor