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Sweet Sammie is an 8 year old Labrador Retriever that was surrendered to Alaqua because of a difficult family situation. We knew that she would be an easy dog to place because of her sweet nature. The perfect couple fell in love with her this past weekend, and literally as she was walking out the door to go to her forever home, she was rushed to the emergency clinic. Sammie's stomach had twisted. The decision was made to do exploratory surgery to save her life. The cost for the surgery alone was $2800 and it saved her life. The vet had to remove her spleen, and she will be under close medical supervision for the next few days.
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May 5, 2015 (Freeport, Fla.) – In late March, Alaqua Animal Refuge received a call from a shelter facility in Chipley, FL, stating they had a dog that came in that just broke their heart. "Manny", a 4 year old large shepherd mix had arrived, missing his front right foot and was in horrific pain. The Chipley shelter manager was told that it was "a homemade amputation". With circumstances unknown, Manny immediately received veterinary care until Alaqua was able to take him in. Manny was evaluated when he arrived at Alaqua and it was determined that his weight would make it difficult for him to adjust using three legs. Manny's medical information was sent to a team of veterinary specialists at Animal Ortho Care, LLC., in Chantilly, VA, to see if Manny could be a candidate for a prosthetic foot. Using 3D technology, Derrick Campana, C.O. and his staff at Animal Ortho Care, LLC., were able to create a prosthetic by using a mold that was created of Manny's injured foot by Alaqua.
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Alaqua Animal Refuge – an independent, nonprofit organization located on Florida’s Emerald Coast – advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals by providing shelter, prevention of pet overpopulation and adoption services. Located on 10 acres in Freeport, the refuge was formed by Walton County, Fla.-resident Laurie Hood in 2007 when she discovered that countless animals were being euthanized due to the lack of a no-kill shelter/adoption organization in the area. Since that time, Alaqua Animal Refuge has helped find homes for more than 11,000 animals. Currently, up to 100 animals are adopted per month from this unique rescue facility, which serves as a true refuge for more than 250 animals at any given time.