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PetNet: Searching for Zoey's Furever Family

Champaign, Il (WCIA) - Three brothers are showing displaced pets love while they are waiting for their furever family.

PetNet accepts all types and breeds, that we specialize in medical cases, and always have those pets in foster homes while they receive the vet care that they need, then we find forever homes.

Zoey's story - Zoey's owners took her to a local clinic because their larger dog bit her and broke her jaw. When they couldn't afford to care for her, the clinic called PetNet! Zoey had the first surgery on her jaw. They placed a wire splint and she has to wear a muzzle to support her jaw. She will have her second surgery next week. They will remove the wire splint, extract the dead teeth, then place bone grafts on both sides were the jaw was broken. Her hair loss is from her former owners unfortunately bathing her in something that caused her hair to fall out... it is slowly growing back! 

A lot of dogs simply can't handle a shelter environment, so we always look to help dogs who need a different type of situation until adoption. Not having a physical location, all of our animals are in foster homes until adoption. Many have come from unhealthy breeding situations, came in as strays, or were feral dogs that we pulled from Animal Control. We help animals learn what it's like to be a valued family member, work on basic commands, and catch them up on socialization.

Zoey is a 9 month old Chihuahua/Yorkie Mix. She loves attention and snuggles! 

We have a GoFundMe pinned to the top of our Facebook page, and donors can also use www.paypal.me/petnetrescue to help with Zoey's care. In addition to needing to raise another $850 for Zoey, we have 2 dogs doing physical therapy and another with a recent Cushings diagnosis that requires expensive medical management.

Our primary mission is to help animals with medical issues. We very rarely turn an animal away. Our adoption fees don't even allow us to recoup what is invested in the most basic care (spay or neuter, vaccines, HW test, and microchip) for a healthy animal, let alone the medical cases that require surgery or treatment, so we rely on donations from our community! We desperately need help paying off vet bills at this time.

Champaign Jewelers is still donating the money from watch battery replacements to PetNet until the end of February and our next Potbelly's fundraiser day is going to be May 10th

Folks can learn more about these events on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/petnet217


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