Why We Need a Medical Fund

Having a Medical Fund allows us to care for animals who have been hurt with nowhere else to go

Mistletoe came to us during CSA’s annual Christmas Eve party a couple of years ago.  She was severely dehydrated and emaciated.  Unfortunately, she used the last of her resources to barely walk down the highway when she was spotted and brought to us.  Several us stopped partying and attended to this poor dog.  Despite our best efforts, Mistletoe died Christmas day.

We were glad we had the resources to try to help this abused girl.  We all wanted to know why and who allowed this to happen.  A concerned citizen put up $1,000 for information leading to her past.  After a year the money was released to our medical fund, as no information was forthcoming.

Unfortunately, Mistletoe is not the only poor soul we attend to, but her pain and suffering is a constant reminder as to why CSA is such a vital asset to the hopeless and unwanted.  If you would like to help us and our medical fund please Donate today

Using a medical fund allows animals who can’t be adopted to live out the remainders of their lives in comfort and love. 

Poor Old Guy (P.O.G.) was brought to CSA by Animal Control Solutions (Hunterdon County) in April 2019.

P.O.G was dehydrated, emaciated and obviously been on his own for a long, long time. His coat was severely matted and only existed as tuft. He was circling and put on close watch for neurological diseases, including rabies. P.O.G was in such bad shape that at most places he would have been euthanized. CSA is a no-kill shelter and by law, he was still entitled to his ten-day quarantine giving time for his owner to come forward. P.O.G. was so pathetic, everyone wanted him to have some happiness. P.O.G. was cleaned up and treated for external parasites and had blood work, vaccinations, and food. He ate well and had no immediate medical problems. Further investigation found he was totally blind and reluctant to walk. For weeks he just ate and put his head into the corner and ignored everyone. Slowly, he came “out of his shell,” and would bask in the sun on the window.

I am sorry to say report that Poor Old Guy died just before Thanksgiving. His most recent tests showed that he had no medical problems except for continuing to lose weight. We all knew that P.O.G would never find a home other than CSA, we are all glad he got to spend his last days with us. One of my cherished memories now is how are staff took care of an old, derelict, emaciated and abused cat that was out of touch with reality his first 3 months and we made sure his last 4 months were valued.

POG loved fried chicken.

To date, P.O.G has accumulated no funding. If you would care to donate to our medical fund in his name, of P.O.G, please follow the link below.

Your Donation to CSA is appreciated. Thank you for your Support!

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Alternatively, you may make a donation to  Common Sense for Animals by US Mail at:

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Broadway NJ 08808

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