In April 2015, a young Husky- German Shepard pup was struck by a car and left alongside the road to die. Siskiyou County Animal Control officers picked him up and saw to his immediate needs. They realized that county staff didn’t have the time, resources or facilities to care for him and so they called Rescue Ranch. The Rescue Ranch community of staff and volunteers stepped in to help with Kitu’s bandage changes, provide good nutritional food and to have his injuries examined by veterinarians. His injuries were numerous and included an older injury of a fractured pelvis and vertebrae and his new injuries included a leg broken at the hip joint and broken toes on his right front paw.
Kitu’s whole story we can only imagine, but to know Kitu you would never guess the trauma he has experienced in his life. A year later and Kitu is a happy, energetic young boy with a happy smile and a helicopter tail wag for all he meets. He has turned out to be an incredible nanny to puppies in foster,-finding his way to give back to those who helped him when he needed it most. Kitu’s buoyant, “can do” approach to life has inspired us to develop a special medical needs fund called “Kitu’s Fund” to allow us humans to give back and to help with current and future costs of special-medical-need dogs.
Some of our dogs have experienced physical trauma, some are diagnosed with cancer, and others require heartworm treatments or extensive dental care. These special dogs need our care on the way to wellness and a forever home and those medical costs are beyond those we can afford without additional funds. Please consider contributing to the care of these special-need dogs and specify a donation to “Kitu’s Fund”. Your Donation to KITU’s FUND will only be used to assist with the extra veterinary care for those dogs with extra special needs. Kitu says thanks.