DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - The animal fostering program that was forced to close Tuesday because of overwhelming veterinary bills posted on its Facebook page that it has received enough donations to pay off its current bills and purchase medications for the animals.
The folks at the SPCA of Livingston reported it reached the goal around 8 p.m., which was just two hours after the story aired on television.
Volunteers went on to thank the public for getting the facility back open.
The SPCA takes animals that are surrendered by their owners. It also rescues those at kill shelters and places them into a foster environment until they are able to be adopted by the public.
The group said it racked up thousands of dollars in vet bills because it took in some sick and injured animals. Right now, the non-profit organization has 63 animals.
It recently took in 23 puppies, 13 strays and one of the dogs in its care delivered 10 puppies this week. Not only that, it took in a German Shepard puppy that had been shot and needed treatment to recover. It also brought in an emaciated dog that was found on the side of the road.
The group also pays to have all dogs and cats in its care spayed and neutered. That has added to the money issue.