Jasper

Jasper

“Thank you to Rochester Hope for Pets to enable us to continue to have our Jasper as a whole dog. As an older couple on a fixed income, the expense of a repair surgery for Jasper seemed insurmountable.

Rescued, Jasper came to us as a promise to a family member who could no longer care for him into our lives 5 years ago. He has been a wonderful loving addition to our family with the only regret being that his name should have been “Tigger”. He is a bouncy guy even at the age of 8 leading to his need for cruciate ligament repair surgery.

We are so grateful for Rochester Hope for Pets and their support to get us funds to help cover his surgery. He is recovering well and continues to be the loving boy we know and love!

Thank you very much to everyone who supported us from Rochester Hope for Pets.”

Tom-tom

Tom-tom

 Today’s Tail of Hope: “Tom-tom was an adult dog we were fostering who ended up being Parvo positive. We adopted him to get him into immediate supportive care at Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services. The wonderful team there kept him in isolation for 4 days giving him the best attention and care possible. This was a completely unexpected cost, as we already had 4 other dogs and were not looking to adding to that number. With the help of so many generous people in the rescue world, (and a tip to contact Rochester Hope For Pets), we were able to pay the hospital bill, and Tom-tom is now a healthy, welcome addition to our pack 🙂 I plan to give back to RHFP, to help the next person be able to pay for their animal’s necessary care.” We’re so glad you’re feeling better Tom-tom! ❤️

Bandit

Bandit

Bandit was attacked by a neighbor dog which resulted in him having four fractured bones that required surgery. With COVID-19 impacting nearly everyone, Bandit’s family reached out to Rochester Hope for Pets. Bandit’s mom wrote, “We are a young family and hate to ask for help but the cost of the surgery is overwhelming at this time. Bandit is my best friend and his wellbeing means the world to me.”

Our award helped Bandit receive the care he needed, and afterward, his family wrote, “Thank you so very much for your generous grant to assist Bandit in getting the emergency veterinary care he needed. Having a furry family member who needs medical care is so stressful in itself and then to add financial stressors while going through a global pandemic can be overwhelming! We so appreciate your help during this difficult time!!! Bandit had his surgery yesterday and came home today. He is resting comfortably and a full recovery is expected. Thank you again for your help and all that you do!!”

Dizzy

Dizzy

“I would like to start with expressing my immense gratitude for this award. It really means a lot to Dizzy and I.

Dizzy was born under a family friend’s porch and as a result made his way into my life. It was personally a time in life where things were difficult and has been honestly one of the best things to happen to me. He and I have such a close bond. He follows me around everywhere, always greets me when I come home after work, and even yells loudly when I am leaving.

Dizzy just means a lot to me, so this past September when health issues began to arise things became scary, difficult, and frustrating at times.

As a male cat Dizzy is prone to FIC (feline idiopathic cystitis) and urinary tract issues in general. So after several visits to both urgent care and his regular vet trying to treat and manage urinary issues he has since ended up at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services twice since December for potentially life threatening blockages. At this point I had been completely exhausted both emotionally and financially when a family member told me about Rochester Hope for Pets and decided to apply and hope for the best though not expecting much.

I cannot stress enough how thankful I am that Rochester Hope for Pets was able to help accommodate for nearly half of his last emergency visit!

Thank you so much for everything you were able to do for Dizzy and I, but also all of the other pets that you help every year!”

 

Beyaz

Beyaz

 

“We added Beyaz to our family just a little over a month ago. We moved to Rochester for my husband’s school this past September. It was with serious consideration that we decided to add Beyaz to our family. Once he came home Beyaz became our best friend here. He was well until March 2nd when he began vomiting.” 

Beyaz’s family took him to Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services for diagnostics and stabilization, and then to their general practice vet for surgery the next day. Unfortunately, Beyaz had a foreign body in his intestines. His mom wrote, “Wanting him to be better and his usual energetic and playful self, we are going through with the surgery.”

His parents went through with the surgery, knowing that affording it would be difficult in their current situation. A RHFP award helped cover a portion of the surgery, and Beyaz came home the next day to recover in his ‘cone of shame.’ His mom wrote afterward,

“Thank you so much for your help. We greatly appreciate it, and cannot express it enough.”

Awards like this keep pets at home and healthy, rather than in shelters or unnecessarily euthanized. Thank you for being a part of our mission!