To assist in getting the two adopted, the nonprofit group and filmmakers have declared the pair the official Rescue Dogs Minnesota mascot. They intend to find Abra and Cadabra forever homes right away.
This is part of the film’s latest initiative to bring more awareness around rescue animals and to get homeless pets adopted. Be sure to check out the adoptable Rescue Dogs advocates near you:
- Rihanna is available through Second Chance Rescue in New York.
- Hyde is ready to meet you at AAWL in Arizona.
- Jenna is up for adoption at Wags and Walks in Los Angeles.
- Fynlee is being fostered through Rescue Rovers in Salt Lake City.
- Amelia Earhart is patiently waiting at ARNO in New Orleans.
- Shushanna is available at Unleashed in Kansas City.
- Bella is looking for a home through Animal Welfare League in Chicago
Since Secondhand Hounds was founded in 2009, they’ve saved over 9,200 dogs, cats and “critters.”
According to their website, the organization “provides safe shelter, proper veterinary care and daily necessities for animals at risk, while working hard to find each a permanent, loving home!”
Abra and Cadabra are two adorable miniature pinscher pups that were surrendered by a breeder in Oklahoma and brought to Secondhand Hounds in Minnesota. It’s unusual for purebred puppies to be surrendered by breeders, so Secondhand Hounds knew something was up with the cuties. They had no idea poor Abra and Cadabra were slowly dying of heart defects.
When Abra and Cadabra first arrived, the vet said they had severe, life-threatening heart defects. They were brought to a specialist and $880 later were referred to the University of Minnesota’s Cardiology program for surgical correction. The procedure that will save the lives of Abra and Cadabra costs $3-4,000 per puppy, even with the rescue discount.
But there’s fantastic news! Just over the weekend, the pups’ GoFundMe page reached its donation goal! Thanks to over 170 donations totalling more than $7,000, Abra and Cadabra will be able to receive life-saving surgeries to survive.
As one GoFundMe commenter perfectly summarizes, “I’m so happy the $7,000 was raised. Now those beautiful babies can have their surgery. Thanks to everyone who donated.”
So now that these precious pups will soon have their hearts fixed up to be as good as new, Secondhand Hounds and Rescue Dogs hope their partnership will ensure Abra and Cadabra both find their fur-ever homes as soon as possible.
To help #RescueAbraCadabra, please share their story. Let’s find these beautiful puppies the families they deserve!
To adopt Abra or Cabra, fill out application forms here or contact Secondhand Hounds adoptions coordinator, Emily Hawk, at SHHAdoptions@gmail.com. Keep up with Secondhand Hounds on their Facebook page or their website at secondhandhounds.org.
Rescue Dogs the Movie opened in the Minneapolis area on April 1st and will continue playing at the Andover Cinema through April 7th. A portion of the producers’ box office from the entire week-long movie run will directly benefit Secondhand Hounds.