Donation Helps Build Holistic Pet Rehabilitation Center

The grant will help an animal blood bank build the Center for Greyhound Rescue and Pet Animal Recovery.

Posted: September 4, 2007, 5 a.m. EDT

Hemopet/Pet Life-Line, a nonprofit animal blood bank based in Garden Grove, Calif., recently was awarded a $600,000 grant from The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation.

“This generous gift will allow us to start building a permanent home for Hemopet’s unique Greyhound rescue-donor-adoption program and related community service activities,” says Jean Dodds, DVM, and founder and president of Hemopet/Pet Life-Line.

The holistic pet rehabilitation center, which will provide short-term transitional and emergency care for dogs, cats and other pets, will also include community rooms to help educate the public and veterinarians about companion animal health.

Services will include a pet ambulance, home care visits, acupuncture, physiotherapy, chiropractic and herbal medicine.

In addition, the facility will house a diagnostic and related clinical research laboratory.

There will also be apartment-style units with support rooms, outdoor exercise yards, and playgrounds for 200 rescued Greyhounds – the donors for the blood bank.

The Greyhound village suite concept is intended to create a favorable setting for prospective adopters. “Viewing animals in a positive setting results in the best and most lasting adoptions. It is about the right fit,” Dodds says.

The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the fields of animal welfare, conservation and human services.


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