Donations Needed

Many of the dogs that arrive from the pound require medication from our vet. If you would like to help reduce the rescues vet bill please donate. The cheapest way is to pay by check via the mailing address below. Alternatively you can click on the Donate button to use Paypal or Paypal or Venmo Rainbow Rescue@Rainbow_Rescue though these charge you and us for the privilege.

Rainbow Animal Rescue NC
P.O. Box 972,
Roanoke Rapids,
NC 27870
Tax ID # 20-0241166

Rainbow Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3), non profit organization (Tax ID # 20-0241166) which means your donations are tax deductible. E-mail for inquiries and information.

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Our Vet Bill
Vet Bill, Rainbow Animal Rescue, NC Thanks to fundraising and the estate of a person that passed away, this vet bill has been paid. I thought you might be interested to know what the money was spent on. A lot of the cost is to put right the neglect of the owners that abandoned these dogs. Heartworm prevention is a lot cheaper than us having to pay to treat Heartworm infestation. Skin infections are often caused by fleas and mites. Teating a dog that has fleas before it becomes allergetic is a lot cheaper than paying for antibiotic. Demodex mites often become a problem if a dog is not given enough to eat. Parvovirus is easily prevented by vaccinating the mother and the pups. Saving the life of a puppy with Parvo costs a lot and the pup may die while being treated though we still have to pay for it!

This is a little of what this bill is covering. During the summer many vets will not do heartworm treatment because the heat is just too dangerous on the dog that has been treated. During the winter months we have to get all the ones that we pulled during the summer that were heartworm positive treated. This bill was for a seven week period. We did eleven heartworm treatments, 24 spay/neuters, had a dog with a gastric bleed, another one that became non-weight bearing on a front leg (that required x-rays etc), several that had skin issues that had to go on antibiotics and bravecto, a parvo pup or two, flea/tick and heartworm prevention for multiple dogs in our care. We had more than a few with Coccidia that required Albon not to mention worm meds. We had to update vetting on several that have been with us for a while along with exams for the last of the ones we pulled which included heartworm testing. So you can do the math on just the eleven Heartworm treatments and 24 spay/neuters and then all the normal stuff along with the unexpected and you can see how the total mounts up.

Our vetting expenses for 2022 were over $65k
This year donations are down and our outreach funds are exhausted. We are currently in debt to the tune of over $5k at Vets offices. Many people have continued to donate faithfully to us and they are a blessing because their help allows us to provide care to the pets we help.

Donations of your time are always welcome. We are always looking for good foster homes (really need these), help with transports, fundraising, etc. Even a few hours a month can make a difference. If you think you would like to help out, please write or email. Cash donations are always gratefully accepted, too. Donations may be made by clicking on the link below. You will be linked to PayPal, a secure online payment service. You can donate with cash or a credit card, they accept both methods. Your donations are tax deductible. Any old dog items that you may no longer require such as beds, bowls, leads, toys, tennis balls etc are always welcome. Thank you!

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