Animal Rescue Group Stressing to Pay $12,000 in Vet Bills 10/30/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
October 30, 2013
Midland - A west Texas animal rescue group is going above and beyond to save any animal it can. However this one rescue is in serious debt, making it tough to provide care.
Dust Bowl Animal Rescue has racked up over $12 thousand in veterinary bills this month alone; forcing them to close off taking in any more rescues. The problem is, they're getting more cases like this daily making it tough to say no.
At this time, the group has 54 animals in their care.
"I really never thought it was going to be this big, I really never did," Jaime Cockburn, founder of Dust Bowl Animal Rescue.
Cockburn founded the rescue group a little less than a year ago and has been working around the clock since then, this month especially.
"This month has just been one thing after another," she said. "$12,000 in bills, 54 dogs in foster, we are closing in-take. We have to, then Fannie came in."
Fannie is a chihuahua mix that had part of her face ripped off last week. Since she’s been in the care of Dust Bowl Animal Rescue, her face has been repaired.
Cockburn says there are many times her group feels in over their heads, then they get another rescue.
"How do you tell someone no when there's a possibility?" Cockburn said. "If there's a chance, then we're taking it."
Now more than ever, they need help. Without it, animals like Fannie would have no hope.
If you'd like to donate to Dust Bowl Animal Rescue, you can go through the secure link on their website at www.dustbowlanimalrescue.com. You can mail a check or money order to DBAR, P.O. Box 62104, Midland TX 79711, or they can call and make direct payments to Tall City Vet Clinic under the Dust Bowl Animal Rescue account at 432-694-6658.