If you were told that children born into our world with birth defects such as cleft palates or deformed limbs were put to sleep because the costs and time involved in caring for them were too high, you would I am sure be lost for words. In fact, the injustice and inhumanity of an act such as this would not be tolerated in a society such as ours, where medical advancements and human compassion are born out of a fundamental need and desire to help wherever we can.
But the sad truth is that this very scenario happens thousands of times a year and the reason there is not a critical mass of outrage is because the subjects are animals and not humans.
After watching the moving and uplifting story of Mick the Boston Terrier puppy, The Dog Express knew instantly that the work of The Mia Foundation had to be shared and its profile raised, and that we would do as much as we could to help support this amazing charity.
The Mia Foundation
The mission statement of The Mia Foundation says it all really - If they are born, they deserve a chance to live!
How Can You Help
- DONATE - The Mia Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that runs solely on donations. Because The Mia Foundation rescues animals born with birth defects, expenses tend to run high. Click Here to donate
- Volunteer - We always need volunteers to transport animals to foster homes around the country. Join our “Mia’s Angels” team if you can drive short/long distances. Please only inquire about being a Mia’s Angel is you can commit to the task which many involve: temporary foster, bringing animals to vet appointments and long/short distance driving all at a moments notice.
- Foster - Fostering is a rewarding experience! Fostering a special needs baby takes more work but is worth the effort in the end! Please, only inquire about fostering if you can be in it for the long haul. We depend on your commitment!
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