Client Story: Bogey
Bogey was in need of his annual wellness exam and his vaccines. His human had already spent a significant amount on a surgery he needed and could not afford this additional care. Thankfully, because of the generosity of our member clinics and donors, Bogey received the care he needed and is home playing like a good dog.
The importance of wellness care, vaccines, and screenings cannot be overstated. By doing these exams and tests before there is a noticeable issue, health problems can be discovered before they become life threatening and steps can be taken to mitigate the chance of catastrophic issues. Not only does this care avoid unnecessary pain and suffering for the pet, but it often proves cheaper to address the medical issues before they become bigger! This allows ACF to use those saved funds to help even more animals.
Marceau is a young dog who injured his knee and needed surgery to fix it. He had a luxated patella. Marceau loves to run, jump, and explore, like most young dogs. Unfortunately, due to his injury he had to wear a knee brace for several months and was not allowed to jump up on the couch or the look out station in his mom’s home. Barb did find a ramp eventually to allow him access to his favorite look out point!
To get back to full enjoyment of dog life, Marceau needed surgery. So, Barb contacted us at the Animal Care Foundation. Working with her and her existing clinic we were able to secure a donation from the clinic of some of the care pro bono, as well as provide $1,100 of funds to help with the cost of the surgery. Unfortunately, due to the cost being over $2,600 (not including after care) these funds were still not enough to bring the surgery cost into a range that Barb could afford.
So, Barb applied for assistance from the Human Society. With this added help, the surgery could go forward! Marceau had surgery in late December and has been recovering for the past month! He is making good strides in his physical therapy and should make a full recovery!
Thank you to the donors and our supporters who made this care possible!
Meet Prince and his Human Laurel
For Laurel, having Prince in her life has helped her feel less lonely. Prince depends on her, which provides Laurel with a reason to push through those hard times. Caring for him has given her life more meaning. When Prince was adopted he was dangerously underweight due to an undiagnosed, chronic gastrointestinal condition. After spending her stimulus check on getting him care, his mom was out of funds and needed help accessing the continued care he needed to remain healthy. Because of donors like you, ACF was able to step in and help provide this continued care! Prince is now at a healthy weight and a very happy kitty!
Meet Mr. sugar Kitty
Mr. Sugar Kitty needed his annual wellness exam and his vaccines. He is an older cat requiring routine blood work to check for common diseases that impact cats of his age. Living on a very limited income, his mom wanted to make sure he got all the care he needed, but required help to do so. Thankfully, because of the generosity of our member clinics and donors, Mr. Sugar Kitty received the care he needed and is happily cuddling with his mom at home.
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