Welcome to ALAQUA ANIMAL REFUGE
Unsolved Mysteries: Livie
In the rescue world, we often find ourselves in the role of investigator. Animals come in battered and beaten, scared and neglected, and with no history. How did they get this way? What would they tell us if they could talk?
Sweet Livie is a perfect example of an unsolved animal mystery. When we first saw Livie in a rural Louisiana shelter, her sweet spirit showed through. We were told that she was missing part of her leg, was heart-worm positive, and was terrified of other dogs. Weeks passed by and no local prospects appeared, so the "transport genies" went to work and a string of animal lovers got her from Louisiana to Alaqua.
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Happy Tale: Little Jenny
Thanks to our generous supporters, Little Jenny, the elderly donkey with severe hoof issues who could not longer stand without being in intense pain, received her treatment. She was transported to Auburn University, had surgery on both of her front tendons and was able to avoid euthanasia. Alaqua thanks you for providing the funds to make this possible.
See Little Jenny HERE.
Update: Abby Louise
Abbie Louise, a 12 year old Maltese, arrived at the refuge with multiple life threatening conditions. While removing her mammary tumor, it was discovered that she had infection in all of them and this poor girl's stomach is one long incision (photo is too graphic to show here, but is on the link below). She has a very long road ahead of her and is still in need of medical funding for her care.
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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.