We are a foster based rescue. We hope you'll join us at our next event where we will have some of our adoptable pets looking for their forever homes!
Pup of the week! Meet Capris!
Want to see 1 year old Capris run? So do we! Unfortunately this sweet pup may never get the chance without your help! Born on the streets of Mexico, Capris scrounged for food and shelter, hoping each day that he would live to see another. Barely a year old, Capri’s life has proven to be full of hardships. While working together with the awesome folks at Mutt Mutt Engine in Mexico, they asked if we could take him as a last minute add on. We welcomed Capri with open arms, and he greeted us with a wagging tail. He was a mix of missing fur and emaciation. Despite this, he was kind and we could see the relief in his eyes the first night we got him settled into his new foster home. Warm and cozy, kind people, and great food, Capri snored his way through that very first night. The next day, Capri visited the vet where he was prescribed some medication to treat demodex. He was very skinny, so he was put on a nutrient rich diet, and he has been looking and feeling better every day. His foster mom thought he just might be ready to find a home of his own! When we took him to an adoption event a week ago, we noticed that he seemed to favor his right shoulder slightly. Upon further examination after the event, it was discovered Capri had Osteachondritis Dissecans (OCD).
This is an abnormality in the development of bone from cartilage. Having this in his shoulder means there is a flap of cartilage that develops that can cause him to not be able to use his leg at all. There are many things that could have caused this in Capri’s case from genetics, to poor nutrition, trauma, or even a hormonal imbalance. Dogs typically show signs of this as young as 4-7 months. Capri is only a year old and has so much life to live, adventures to partake in and places to explore! There is a surgery that can fix OCD, that is performed by a specialist. The cost for his surgery by the specialist is $5,000 and would give Capri full mobility and the opportunity to live a pain free life from this condition. We were able to book an appointment for November 16th, but we were unable to raise the funds needed in time, so we are using this appointment as a consultation and hoping you may be able to help us raise the funds so he can receive this surgery before the problem persists and becomes more severe. After he is healed up, Capri will be available for adoption! If you are able to share and donate, us along with Capri would be so grateful! We can't wait to share updates on him with you! You are the reason we are able to help when animals need it most. We appreciate your support more than ever!
Save a Life
We no longer have a physical shelter.
As you may have seen or heard, we had an electrical fire on the evening of January 19th, and our building had to be evacuated. Luckily the fire was in an area where no people or animals were present. Everyone was safe. Everyone was cared for. We’re so appreciative of the first responders on site, our volunteers, and all of you for checking in.
We are no longer operating out of a shelter and instead are utilizing foster homes for all pets in our care. As you can imagine, becoming a foster based organization over night was a stressful time for us and months later, we are still modifying our operations to accommodate the current times. With COVID restrictions and loosing our shelter after being there for over a decade, we ask for your patience as we do our best to create a positive adoption experience for you, your family, and most of all, the pets in our care.
During this difficult time, we continue rescuing those who need us most. From the young stray with a broken hip, to the kitten in need of emergency surgery due to an infected eye, or the old dog whose family is moving away. Our goal is to say yes to those who others may be turning away. With your help and support, we can continue this mission to support homeless pets and save even more lives! Donate today and help us rebuild, grow, and create programs that will facilitate more outreach to our community!
Thank you for choosing to adopt!
Are you looking to add a dog or cat to your family? We would love to help! Please read through our adoption application process for what to expect.
Sunny Sky's Animal Rescue & Hospital is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit, helping dogs and cats find loving homes. Rescuing those from euthanasia and helping some with severe medical needs, Sunny Sky's continues saying yes to the dogs and cats who need them most. Help save more lives in 2020. Donate today.
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