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Ginger's Long Road Back

Enjoy a traditional Italian dinner while sharing a night of happiness with a loving family and their dog. On March 6th, you are invited to attend a Spaghetti and Meatballs Dinner to benefit a dog that was at death's door and the family that helped her travel the long road back to health.

The story of Ginger and her family can be likened to a physical and emotional rollercoaster, but they are ready for their happy ending and need your help to make their journey complete. A few months ago, Eleventh Hour Rescue (EHR) agreed to rescue Ginger (formerly known as Virginia) who was found abandoned on the side of the road in (you guessed it) Virginia. She was brought to EHR to start a new chapter in her life.

Ginger was with EHR a short while when it was discovered that she was suffering from a very serious case of heartworm. Her heartworm treatments were progressing when it was discovered that she was allergic to the bacteria generated by the treatment, a rare but sometimes fatal side effect of the heartworm treatment. Emergency measures had to be taken and a special and very costly trip was made to Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls. On more than one occasion we came very close to losing Ginger but being the special dog that she is she always fought her way back.

A very special family from right here in New Providence had met Ginger before and during her treatments. Considering they had small children of their own, the EHR volunteer recommended they look at another dog, due to the seriousness of Ginger's condition and lengthy recovery. This family continued to visit Ginger trying to give some much needed love and attention. Shortly thereafter they decided to adopt Ginger and make her a part of their family. However they have had to continue with her very costly treatments.

Ginger is much better now and enjoying the life in which she, all our rescues and for that matter all pets are entitled to. Please do what you can to help defray the prohibitive cost of these heartworm treatments and show your support for Eleventh Hour Rescue. A special thank you all the wonderful EHR volunteers for all that you do, and the marvelous family who took on this daunting task and followed it through to a happy ending. Tickets are still available for our Dinner and Tricky Tray. Please direct all inquiries to 908-285-1706. Until all the cages are empty.

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