GRANITE CITY, IL
Still needing a foster for this big guy. He is HW+ and REALLY needs to go through Heart Worm treatment. He would be a pretty easy foster. After treatment he will have 30 days of crate rest. He would only be allowed to get out to go to the bathroom and MAYBE a short walk around a yard. That is it. No playing, nothing to raise his heart rate. If you would like to foster Mongo while he goes through treatment, please complete a foster application. We cannot put off his heartworm treatment any longer. If we can't find a foster we will have to treat him while he is in animal control. Right now we would prefer that Mongo be the only pet in the home.
Mongo is a younger guy. About 3 or 4. He is a big boy and has lots of energy in animal control. However once he's been out for a while, he loves to cuddle. He is a blue pit who has had a very rough start to life When he came in he was emaciated, pretty much hairless and covered with fleas. He had been eating trash at an abandoned house. He is heartworm positive but Pound Pets will pay for treatment. We do not want him going through treatment at animal control so we would love to find him a foster or an adopter so we can get him treated.
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Most of the animals listed on here are in foster homes, but some are still residing at the Granite City Animal Control until they can be adopted or there is a foster home opening.
Pound Pets Inc Rescue can always use more fosters.
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Pound Pets volunteers cleans the animal control building, we are the caregivers for the animals brought in. Once they come through the door, they become our responsibility. We photograph all animals and post to the Pound Pets Facebook page. We provide them clean kennels, beds, blankets, toys, treats, outside play time, walks and human interaction. We try to comfort the scared, keep the high-energy ones exercised and provide plenty of love and affection to make their time at animal control as less stressful as possible.
Sometimes they get reclaimed by their families and sometimes they don't. If they don't it is our responsibility to find the adopters, fosters or rescues to save them from euthanasia.
We get in sick and injured animals as well. They do not sit in their kennels or cages needing veterinary care. Once we see the need for care they are taken to the vet. Sometimes the illness or injury is minor and the city will cover the bill, Other times when it's not, we do. We do all of this on our own dime. We buy the food, the beds, the blankets, the toys, and all the other things that go into care for the animals. Sometimes things are donated and that is wonderful!! We pay the medical bills that the city doesn't. As with most animal controls, there is a limit on what they will do or cover. At Pound Pets, there is no limit. Broken Bones, Surgery, Parvo, Heartworm, etc., if the animal has a chance the animal is given that chance. This is not a shelter but an animal control.
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