About Davidson County Animal Alliance

Providing assistance to improve the lives of companion animals in Davidson County NC.

Often animals are victims of their owner’s misfortune – perhaps an illness or job loss. These are loved family pets that the owner sincerely wants to adequately provide for but simply can’t.

DCAA will assist the pet’s family with spay/neuter funds, vaccinations, food, medicine, pet housing and fenced enclosures to un-chain their dogs.

We will give a “hand up” instead of a hand out.

The Davidson County Animal Alliance (DCAA) is a 501(c)3 organization that relies solely on donations to provide assistance to animals in need. We are a completely volunteer organization with  no employees.   97% of all donations go directly to benefit animals in need with medical care, emergency services, food, and pet housing.  Without monetary donations and community support, we simply could not help the animals that need us the most. DCAA has a close working relationship with our local public animal shelter.  Animals often come in to the shelter that are sick or injured, or have been abused or neglected by their owners.  The shelter would have no choice but to humanely euthanize these animals unless rescues like DCAA  step in to help provide the medical care that they need.  We also provide assistance with medical emergencies, vaccinations, spay/neuter, pet food and pet housing.  We're proud to partner with our county's Meals on Wheels program to provide pet food for pets of senior citizens. 



Our Current Medical Cases

These are the animals currently receiving medical care through Davidson County Animal Alliance.

Please consider making a donation to help with their growing medical expenses.

Grace

Grace was found on the side of a rural road after she had been hit by a car. X-rays confirmed that both of her front legs were broken. Grace was fitted with splints and casts to hold the bones in place allowing them to heal while she was on strict crate rest to help keep the bones in place. 

After several weeks of unusually wet weather while wearing her casts, it was hard to keep Grace's casts dry even with putting bags over them when she went outside. The moisture allowed her legs to get infected and so she had to spend another week in the hospital getting a strong course of antibiotics. 

Grace is now back home with her foster family and her casts have been removed. She continues to be on strict crate rest so that she doesn't do further damage to her calcifying bones. Grace is only allowed to walk outside for potty breaks until she goes back to the veterinarian in a couple weeks. 

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Mamaduke

Mamaduke was a staff and volunteer favorite at the local animal shelter, but unfortunately, they noticed that she had developed a hard bump on the bridge of her nose and another lump on her side. Along with the bumps, Mamaduke also has entropian (her eyelashes turn inward constantly rubbing on her eyes making them watery and irritated). The shelter doesn't have a vet on staff to treat things like this and so they reached out to us for help. 

Mamaduke recently had surgery to have the lumps removed and sent off to be biopsied. While removing the lump on the bridge of her nose, the vet found that it was attached to the bone, affecting some nerves, and was applying pressure to her tear ducts. The doctors believe that the lump was irritating the nerves and the swelling could have been causing her eyes to be inflamed. Mamaduke will go back to the vet in 2 weeks. We will know then if the lumps are cancerous and if her eyes are cleared up or if she will need surgery on those as well.

Mac

Mac was found on Christmas Day searching for food and nearly too weak to stand. During his vet exam, they found that Mac had a foreign object obstruction in his digestive system preventing any food to pass. Mac is a walking skeleton, extremely emaciated, and dehydrated. The vet says that it took at least 5-6 weeks for him to get in this condition so someone saw him deteriorating and did nothing about it. Mac only weighs 26 pounds - less than half of what he should weigh.

Mac was very weak and we didn't know if he would survive the surgery he needed but we had to try. He was only getting weaker the longer we waited. 

During surgery, the vet found a piece of rope and some hard plastic in Mac's stomach. It makes us feel a little better knowing that this wasn’t done intentionally, but regardless, someone saw him vomiting daily when he ate, losing a drastic amount of weight, getting weaker every day... and yet they did nothing to help him. Mac had been suffering for weeks as his body used every ounce of muscle and fat he had stored to survive. 

Mac made it through the surgery but he is far from out of the woods. He is even weaker now than he was prior to surgery.  The vet has him on fluids with IV antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.

A couple days after surgery and Mac is eating on his own now! He can only have very small amounts at a time so his digestive system can have time to adjust to processing food again but he is making baby steps in the right direction. Mac is still getting fluids, antibiotics, meds for nausea, and is obviously still extremely weak but we are so happy that he is eating and so far it’s staying down!

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