Posted: Nov 27, 2012 5:13 PM by Katy Harris
Updated: Nov 27, 2012 5:15 PM
BUTTE - About half the animals that go through the local animal shelter will need some kind of medical or dental care.
Albert's Angel Fund is a non-profit organization that pays for necessary medical and dental needs. The organization was founded in 2006 by Butte resident Erin Alexander.
A 5-month-old Golden Retriever cross named Trip was brought into the shelter with a shattered back leg.
Trip was going to be euthanized, but Alexander decided to raise $2,000 to save him and amputate the leg. That's when Albert's Angel Fund began and today has saved thousands of dogs, cats and birds.
"It's a sad but true reality is we'll never stop getting strays in and they'll always need medical care.
We just take care of it and make sure they're 100 percent healthy and happy before they go to their new home," Alexander said.
Click here to find out more about how to donate and about the organization's mission.