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John N Morford Memorial Fund
The Pixel Fund is a division of Pixel’s Posse, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Maine with outreach in Georgia and Florida. Completely run by volunteers, the mission is to save lives of shelter pets through education, advocacy, and rescue efforts, and through participation in community activities.
We believe strongly in the need to spay and neuter pets to prevent needless shelter deaths through unwanted litters and overpopulation. We believe strongly in responsible pet ownership, appropriate training, and unlimited affection. We believe everyone is capable of doing one small thing, taking one small action, to save a life.
Heidi Ann needs your help.
In January Heidi Ann was found in the street, abandoned by her family when they moved. Heidi Ann walked only on her two front legs, with her hind legs up in the air, or dragging along behind her. She was clearly in pain and we took Heidi Ann into our family.
An initial examination diagnosed Heidi Ann with luxating patellas on both hind legs (causing dislocation of kneecaps) and each leg would require its own surgery. Her first surgery in late January revealed disturbing news. We learned that her hips are connected to her spine only by scar tissue! She had suffered a previous injury that severed her hips from her spine. Most likely she had been crushed by a car and never given medical care! Now we understood just how much pain Heidi Ann must be in.
Heidi Ann is recovering nicely from her first surgery. Feeling a little better, her hilarious and loving personality is coming through. She needs one more surgery and then physical therapy to help her learn to use her back legs. She is a Pixel girl and we Pixels don’t ever give up - we will fight for Heidi Ann to have a pain-free life full of love. If you would like to make a donation devoted to Heidi Ann’s medical expenses, we would be ever so grateful. Thank you.
The Chihuahua That Started It All...
I was rescued from death row in a Tennessee shelter and went on to compete in the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials in Rockland, ME. During my training for the event, my rescue mom created a Facebook page and networked to gather support and to raise funds to donate to my former shelter so that other dogs could be saved. Through that effort, my mom began to learn, really learn, of the “shelter truth.” Pets die in shelters. Every day. Every 11 seconds. We all know it. It’s not pretty to think about it. Maybe our local shelter is a clean, well-intentioned facility and we ignore the fact that when they are out of space, there is a room at the back where some friendly, healthy pets meet an untimely, lonely end. Some facilities are not so friendly, or clean, or humane. Some are downright dangerous, disgusting and disastrous places for an animal to find itself.
Some people don’t spay and neuter, leading to unplanned, unwanted litters dumped at shelters where puppies are at serious risk of diseases like parvovirus, and almost certain death, if they are not euthanized first. Black dogs and cats are at a much higher risk of being killed because there is a stigma attached to the color of their fur. In some communities, certain breeds are outlawed and may be seized and killed just for the breed they were born as! Backyard breeders and puppy mills contribute to pet overpopulation, disease and higher incidence of shelter killing.
Animals have no voice, no choice, no vote. Mom learned all this through me and my training (pretty smart, aren’t I?). She and some like-minded folks decided to form a posse – Pixel’s Posse – to educate, advocate and give voice to my fur brothers and sisters everywhere. The Pixel Fund, part of Pixel’s Posse, a 501(c)(3), was established to raise needed funds to support rescue and advocacy groups with “paws on the ground” in places like Macon, Memphis, Mobile, and in our home state of Maine. To save lives, we work to reduce shelter admissions by addressing the issues that cause people to give up their pets, support low and no-cost spay and neuter clinics, and encourage reform of the shelter system. The Pixel Fund’s mission, plain and simple, is to save lives that would otherwise be lost to the shelter system. Thank you!