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From Enterprise Staff

“Zeke came to us as a stray, one of many we receive in such poor health and condition. Zeke required a specialized diet to help put on weight carefully and needed a lot of attention and monitoring and the results speak for themselves,” SPCA of Polk County Executive Director Ron Hornsby said.

“We receive countless animals needing special medical attention and without a veterinarian and equipment on site, we have to send them to those that can help and it costs. As amazing as our local veterinarians are and the countless hours they provide to us, it’s a financial burden that’s ever increasing,” Hornsby said.

“As part of our adoptions, all animals are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered, de-wormed and de-fleaed before any special medical treatment or care is taken into account, meaning each animal can cost $90-plus before medical expenses,” Hornsby said, adding, “Medical expenses per animal can cost hundreds of dollars.

“Please consider helping us with our medical care at the SPCA of Polk County. Your donations will help support specialized medical care and treatments. You many donate by texting MEDS to 44321,” Hornsby said.

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