May 5, 2015 (Freeport, Fla.) – In late March, Alaqua Animal Refuge received a call from a shelter facility in Chipley, FL, stating they had a dog that came in that just broke their heart. “Manny”, a 4 year old large shepherd mix had arrived, missing his front right foot and was in horrific pain. The Chipley shelter manager was told that it was “a homemade amputation”. With circumstances unknown, Manny immediately received veterinary care until Alaqua was able to take him in. Manny was evaluated when he arrived at Alaqua and it was determined that his weight would make it difficult for him to adjust using three legs. Manny’s medical information was sent to a team of veterinary specialists at Animal Ortho Care, LLC., in Chantilly, VA, to see if Manny could be a candidate for a prosthetic foot. Using 3D technology, Derrick Campana, C.O. and his staff at Animal Ortho Care, LLC., were able to create a prosthetic by using a mold that was created of Manny’s injured foot by Alaqua.
Alaqua Animal Refuge SELECTS VOLUNTEER TO COMPETE IN PURINA® CAT CHOW® SHELTER VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR CONTEST; CHANCE TO WIN A $25,000 MAKEOVER FOR SHELTER
February 23, 2015 (Freeport, Fla.) – Purina Cat Chow has selected Alaqua Animal Refuge as one of 50 cat-focused shelters nationwide that it’s recognizing during its Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest. The Purina Cat Chow Shelter Volunteer of the Year Contest is honoring and thanking the volunteers who tirelessly care for cats as they await their forever homes and work to make their temporary shelter homes gentler, less stressful places.