In response to the need for extensive, low-cost veterinary care for dogs and cats scheduled for euthanasia at open door shelters, NURDs founded the HEAL program.

The mission of HEAL (Helping Euthanasia-listed Animals Live) is to provide immediate medical care to canines and felines at open-door shelters who are suffering from treatable medical conditions that prevent their adoption. The purpose of the program is two-fold: first, to provide low-cost veterinary care for animals at-risk for euthanasia in open-door shelters, and second, to relieve some of the cost and care burden of these animals from rescue organizations so that they may focus their efforts on adoption.

Please visit our Facebook page Facebook to see pictures of the animals we are currently helping through the HEAL program and to make a donation to help these animals.