Southwest English Setter Rescue
English Setters that find their way to our rescue program often need a significant amount of medical care. Besides the routine vetting we provide to all our rescues, some dogs come to us with significant health problems such as heartworm disease, infections and injuries. Adoption fees often cover only a portion of a dog's expenses to get them healthy and ready for their forever homes. We depend on the generosity of our supporters to help us provide the necessary vetting for these dogs. Donating toward a dog's medical expenses is a wonderful way to participate in a rescue and become part of an English Setter's success story.
Please indicate the dog's name that you would like to help in the Special Instructions area of Paypal payment (click on our donate button at the top of this page). You may also make your donation by check (along with a note indicating which dog you'd like your donation to help) to: SWESR , 462 San Marcos Trail, New Braunfels, TX 78132. Thank you!
SWESR's Furever Foster Program - Sponsors Needed!
Our Furever Foster program was created to support the needs of our long-term foster dogs that are not candidates for adoption due to age, disability and/or medical issues. We are so grateful to our volunteers that are willing to open their homes to a senior or hospice dogs for the remainder of the dog’s life.
SWERSR supports our Furever Foster program by paying for all these dog’s expenses (vaccinations, medications for pain or comfort, heartworm prevention, flea prevention, food prescribed by a veterinarian, all surgeries recommended by our trusted vets, eventual euthanasia if necessary, and cremation).
Many of our recent rescues that have become “Furever Foster” dogs have required expensive veterinary services in addition to the routine vetting that all our rescue dogs receive. We would be so grateful to receive donations to help us offset the cost of the life-time care for these special senior dogs.
Sherman is approximately 12 yrs old. He recently had to have a heart ultrasound. Sherman is a very sweet boy and good with other dogs. Sherman is in a Furever Foster home in San Antonio, TX.
Ladybird is 10 years old and entered rescue with a badly abscessed tooth. She has had major dental work with extractions. She is in a Furever Foster home in New Braunfels, TX.
Ben is a 13-year old male field English Setter, who was born and raised on a hunting ranch and lived his whole life outside. He is being furever fostered by a wonderful family in Southern CA. He was badly neglected: his nose had an infection and fungus, his eyes were infected and his teeth were so bad that he was in pain and had to have 8 teeth extracted. He will need eye and nose medications for the rest of his life. SWESR also purchased a pool safety alarm as his family has a pool that he loves to swim in.
You can click here to meet all the Furever Fosters currently in our care.
Thank you in advance if you are able to make a donation, whether to specify care for a particular dog or to help pay for the food and ongoing medical care for all the dogs in our Furever Foster program. We really appreciate your support!
"Furever Foster" Ladybird
Harley D - Medical Sponsors Needed!
Harley D hadn't been to a Vet for at least 4.5 years when he was rescued. A very attentive Vet team checked him out thoroughly and got him all "fixed up". He was neutered, vaccinated, heartworm and fecal tested, had a dental and several extractions of cracked teeth, and had a harmless growth removed from his eye lid that was irritating his eye.
SWESR would like to thank Nancy D. and Beth and Mike W. for their generous donations towards Harley D's medical expenses.
SWESR's Hank's Heartworm Program - Sponsors Needed!
Hank's program provides diagnosis and treatment for heartworm positive dogs coming into rescue, and provides necessary heartworm preventative for all SWESR dogs prior to their adoption. A devoted SWESR family created HHP in 2013 in memory of their beloved first English Setter. Their dog Hank came into rescue with severe HW disease and had to endure two treatment cycles. The program exists to honor Hank and all dogs who have needlessly suffered this highly preventable disease. At the deeply discounted fees charged by SWESR-associated Veterinarians, each course of treatment costs roughly $400 compared to a year's prevention of $60. The drought relief in the Southwestern US has resulted in an increase in disease-carrying mosquitoes and SWESR must be ready to treat and prevent!