I just got a call that I’ve been waiting for- the fabulous folks at the Northern Illinois Pug Rescue have a pug that’s just been relinquished by his owner who will need a new home and some TLC. His name is Max, and sadly, his owner can’t keep him- I haven’t met him yet, but I already know he’ll need some care and the rescue organization will need our help to fund medical care and placement.
See, two years ago- I started fostering Ralph, an older pug who had been given up by his family because they couldn’t care for him anymore… problem was, they hadn’t actually been caring for him in awhile. He came to my home needing some serious care with double ear infections, a tooth needing extraction, a skin infection on his face and a bad cough.
My adoption fee, around $300, didn’t even begin to cover the amount of rehabilitation he needed that NIPRA covered for him. Ralphie is quite a unique pug (quirky head tilt, inclination to be picky about treats and the weirdest whine you’ve ever heard) but while is his personality is unique, his story is not- most often, when you adopt a rescue animal, the adoption fee only covers a small portion of the cost the rescue incurs to rehabilitate the animal to be adoptable.
Why NIPRA? What I love about NIPRA is that every pug is placed in a loving foster home until they’re placed. NIPRA is a pug rescue that takes in pugs of all ages and some are in rough shape- no pug waits in a kennel or shelter until they find a family, all are placed in a home as soon as possible to be cared for by a foster family.
Additionally, some pugs will never be adopted. This pug rescue takes in dogs knowing they will be needing hospice care- each pug, even if they’re in really bad shape or ill, are placed in a loving foster home to live out their days in comfort with a family who can attend to their special needs. This is why I love NIPRA- every single pug gets a second chance, even if they’re considered “unadoptable.”
When I adopted Ralph in 2011, we did a fundraiser on the blog and raised over $700 to donate to NIPRA to help cover the costs my adoption fee wouldn’t. Rescuing Ralph was a huge success, and now that we’re going to be “Rescuing Max” on Saturday, I know that we need to get crackin to help this amazing organization!
I don’t have any pictures of Max yet and very little information on him, but I will have updates as soon as they’re made available! When a pug is given up by their owner, we never know just how much veterinary care they’ll need. Any funds that are collected that don’t go to Max’s rehabilitation will be given to help another pug- let’s see how much we can donate!
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If we’re able to sell all of the ad spots for May on the blog- that’s $435 donated to save pugs… if someone reserves their Rockstar Blogging coaching spot or get some donations we’ll have $500 in no time! I wanted to make this fundraiser a win-win, so you can grow your business or blog AND help save pugs.
I cannot wait to pick up Max on Saturday- expect a picture overload (unless he needs medical care and needs rest) and plenty of pug related posts. If you didn’t like pugs before, I hope you’ll like them now! 🙂 Thanks again for your support- $500 can save a lot of pugs!