Coming together for the pets in shelters with #NHVNaturalselfieInspiring Pet Tails 7 min read
Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.
15121 selfies!!! Can you believe that!! Together with the boops, the upside downs and the photobombs and the #NHVpets who posed with their favourite NHV supplements – our community made this happen!!
We made July the most beautiful , boopable and goofy month of this year. July 2020 has some big shoes to fill.
Not every one can donate, foster, volunteer or sponsor, but everyone can post a #nhvnaturalselfie. For all who did…we are ready to donate on their behalf. Natural supplements and remedies worth MORE THAN $5000 will be donated in batches as we find shelter pets in need.
Watch this space to see how we put these selfies to use and look at the transformations we are able to bring about with the #NHVNaturalSelfie posts pets made on Instagram and twitter.
The donations will be going to go to the following 501 c – non profit rescues, nominated by our pawticipants or selfie contributors 😉
Bichon Rescue Brigade
Bichon Rescue Brigade (BRB) is an all-volunteer group whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and place Bichon Frise and Bichon Frise mixed dogs into responsible and caring homes – as well as providing a resource for public education on the breed and responsible dog ownership. They have rescued and re-homed almost 700 dogs as of July 2019.
Brody is a little one year old white fluffy boy who was brought to the shelter with a broken pelvis. Friendly little Sailor was pulled out from a shelter with a painful grapefruit size mass, possibly in the prostrate. He also has dental tartar from neglect. Dulce is a 10 year old female Bichon who was surrendered with a large open wound that could not be treated at the shelter. Logan and Bella are a young bonded pair. They were pulled from a shelter with infected wounds, yeast infections, flea and mucous discharge. Both are cases of neglect and abandonment.
We will be sending supplements to support anxiety, promote healing and improve their immune systems. A total of 13 supplements are being sent to these 5 Bichons to get them ready for their forever homes.
Blind Cat Rescue
Blind Cat Rescue was started in 2005 in St Pauls, NC (USA) by a mother and daughter team to answer the need for a safe place for blind cats that were deemed not adoptable by regular shelters. They are working religiously to support kitties that are less popular even though they are normal kitties who need a family to love.They are giving blind, FIV+ or FELV+ cats an opportunity to live their lives in a loving environment.
NHV will be support 4 of their cats. Skittle who is FeLV+ and has been struggling with liver disease for very long. There is suspicion of cancer. Honey might be suffering from kidney cancer, but further testing is not possible. Charles is another FELV+ cat who is very very anemic with bad liver and kidney values. Casper has terrible kidney values and high phosphorus. All 4 cats are showing great spirit and they want to fight their conditions.
We will be sending supplements to support their vital organs, particularly the liver and kidneys as well as supplements to encourage a healthy lymphatic system. A total of 12 supplements are being sent to these 4 kitties to last them almost 6 months.
Priceless Pet Rescue
They have a new foster in their care who has been struggling to gain health and immunity. Vets have been perplexed and unable to diagnose him with anything specific. We have decided to send out a few supplements to this new kitten to help him get started.
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Oh Boy!!! We are extremely excited to show you our newest fostering assignment! We are going to do our best to get this boy ready for his very own loving forever home! He’s been in foster for quite a while, but now it’s his turn to ✨SHINE. Charles needs some dietary TLC to help fatten him up a bit that way he can receive the surgery he needs to amputate his left leg (it’s really wonky and does nothing but get in his way). He’s scheduled to arrive this Saturday afternoon! We’ve already been gifted his new acrylic apartment, but if you would like to help, we’ve added a few items and toys to our wishlist that will help him feel even more welcome. #teaganslegacy #perfectlyimperfect #loveneverfails #rescue #rescuekitty #adoptdontshop #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #kittensofinstagram #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #specialneeds #specialneedscats #fosteringsaveslives #thedodo #paralyzedcat #savethemall
A Purposeful Rescue
A Purposeful Rescue group is a non-profit that rescues pets from high-kill Los Angeles area shelters. There are many amazing pets who get overlooked, or need a little extra work and care, and they work to give these pets a second chance.
They have many dogs in their care and you will be surprised how many new ones come every day. We have signed this team up for a regular non-profit discount and to get them started we are sending out a few supplements for old lady Idris and little Birdie. Idris has really painful joint issues that keep him from being her playful and friendly self. Birdie has a serious heart condition and can use some extra support to live her second chance, happily and comfortably.
We often work with Susan who runs Kira rescue. She rehabilitates hospice, abused and special needs dogs for a second chance at life. Last year we donated to this group to support these 4 little blind dogs who were living the golden days of their lives. We loved that we were able to help them live those days in less pain and discomfort. This year, they have a little dog named Gogito who could use some special support for his Cushing’s disease. We are donating him a 3-month supply.
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Gogito, my sweet baby boy When we rescued Gogo from the #downeyanimalshelter in 2016 he had lived a life of gross neglect… He was so matted you could barely see his face or legs. The volunteers at the shelter shaved him down and @dogmeetsfamily @salvalde and @fesinanik were able to get him down to us. Him and I quickly became attached because… well.. he’s GOGO!! You just have to meet him to understand lol He’s just so awesome. My little treasure… . Over the years I never met anyone that was good enough for my Gogito. We were just so happy together. I always said “I will only adopt him out to uncle @artbylarrydiaz and no one else!” When the time came that Larry was ready to adopt his next companion, he felt like he couldn’t tear Gogo and I apart! But the rescuer in me insisted that it was ok! That this is “part of the process”. And even though Larry was in love with Gogo, his intuition felt like he belonged with me . We tried it anyway, and as Gogo was sabotaging his overnight trial being a VERY bad, upset boy I was missing him too much and realized that Larry was right. In the process Casey was moseying up to Larry and they quickly fell for each other… It was meant to be! I couldn’t be without my Gogito and Casey had finally found his forever home . When Gogo returned he was back to being the happy king of the castle and ruler of my heart. Back to being the perfect little marshmallow that he is … What a manipulator ♀️ ! Months later, in present time, Gogo started to rapidly decline . My heart was breaking seeing him become weaker and weaker and not getting answers from all the tests we were running. Finally, one of the doctors at @pearsonanimalhospital suggested we run a screening for Cushings disease. It was bitter sweet when the tests came back positive. I was happy for an answer and sad for my boy. But I’m happy to say the medications are slowly but surely bringing him back and he’s regaining his strength! @nhvnaturalpet generously offered to come up with a protocol for Gogo and are donating the tinctures . We are SO #grateful. We know this will greatly support Gogo and his little body through this. ##thankyou ♥️
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Some of the other rescues that we will be supporting this year are as follows:
Open door animal sanctuary with the help of Manchester West Veterinary Hospital
Foxy and the hounds
Austin pets alive
Dallas dog rrr
@Peaceful Passings Senior Animal Rescue
Doberman rescue alliance of wi
Alley cat rescue
@ GeeKitties Cat Rescue
Herrick wild life
Cavalier Rescue of Florida
@ Cat Haven In Indianapolis
Walk me home rescue
Mended whiskers cat rescue
Second hand purrs
Orphans of the storm
Cat Connections LA
Mighty hearts project
Keep watching this space for happy updates. Basically, every time you need a smile or some motivation, this is the page you need to visit.
Here’s to the next #nhvnaturalselfie and hopefully an even much much bigger one! Special thank you to all our selfie champions on Instagram and twitter. Who made exclusive posts..took the time to get the word out and kept following us to ask us where we were. Thank you so much. We are blessed to be a part of this community.
Published: August 7, 2019