Please help! We recently brought a large number of puppies into the rescue. Shortly after their arrival, some of them started showing symptoms of canine parvovirus (parvo) infection. We now need your support: https://mailchi.mp/aforeverhome/parvovirus-outbreak
My sweet Apple will forever be missed. She was one of the biggest blessings ever in my life and gave me more than I could have ever imagined. She came to me at just the right time and for the exact right season.
The countless before and after work walks all over DC, the thousands of nights keeping me warm under my blanket or watching tv with me; Apple made me a better person and was a dream come true for me. There were so many years without family nearby and it was just me and Apple. I am so glad she was able to end her life surrounded by a new dad and her devoted grandpa.
A day will not go by that I won’t miss her terribly. I am forever grateful to A Forever Home.
Please know that AFH takes the Novel Coronavirus pandemic seriously. The safety of our volunteers and adopters is paramount while we continue to save lives. We are not holding in-person adoption events until further notice. Instead we are also doing virtual homechecks and virtual visits with adoptable dogs. Virtual visits and homechecks will be done via Zoom, Facetime, Skype, Google Hangouts, or other telepresence applications. All interviews with potential adopters will be done over the phone and contracts will be signed individually to allow social distancing. To adopt one of our pets, please send an email to email@example.com and we will e-mail you the process for adopting.
As you know, AFH is always in need of donations and foster parents, but the need is even more acute now during the coronavirus pandemic. We are seeing an increase in people who are giving up their dogs due to the crisis and we are experiencing extremely high demand from owner surrenders and over-capacity shelters pleading for help. In addition, we are now dealing a number of pups that arrived sick with parvo virus (humans can’t contract this illness) which could cost our rescue up to $75,000 to treat. Our ability to help is limited by foster homes and finances.
As always, we appreciate whatever you can do to support our efforts to save lives. Please take care of yourself during this difficult time. We’ll get through this together.
AFH Board of Directors
We would like to give a big THANK YOU to Petfinder Foundation for giving AFH a $1,000 grant to treat heartworm positive dogs. This generous grant will help us with our effort to treat 25 heartworm positive dogs cared for by our rescue partner in Mississippi like Mykel and MS Daisy pictured here. We have made progress toward our goal but still need your help to cover the costs. Please make a donation here and specify that it is for the HW positive dogs https://to-afh.org/Donate.
In this very trying, stressful time, maybe just take a couple of minutes to enjoy some happy tails. www.jtpetpics.com/monthpet.htm Also, note toward the end you’ll see a link for a digital illustration virtual fundraiser I’m doing while we are all under “house arrest” — you get to choose which rescue gets your donation. Be sure to check it out! It’s an easy way to raise money for lots of shelters and rescues while everyone is stuck at home! Stay well!