“As of today we have gotten over $3,000 in debt.” This is what Zurie’s parents wrote to us in their application for assistance; now they were facing additional bills as Zurie was having difficulty breathing, had an infection, and her allergies were flaring up. Later they wrote:
“Our life with Zurie began in March of 2018. I was looking online for a possible addition to our family and there she was! I called my family together for their opinion and we concluded she was the dog we wanted. The next day I called the Wyoming County SPCA to set up an appointment to drive out. We were convinced Zurie was the dog for us and Zurie would be coming home as an official member of our family that very day. We are from Gates so the drive was no short haul, and worse yet it was a western New York infamous snow storm! After what seemed like miles we met Zurie.
She was perfect and we fell in love with her immediately. We finished the paperwork, got in the car and home we all went. During the first three weeks Zurie got tons of love and she loved all of us right back.
Those first three weeks were not without incident though. After multiple trips to the vet, Zurie was diagnosed with a cancerous growth on her leg which we are happy to say has been removed. Zurie also has ongoing allergies that she needs to take medication for as she developed serious welts and hives. Zurie is still under the care of Veterinary Specialists of Rochester for her drooping lip, ear, and cheek on 1 side of her face to find out what is causing this condition.
Zurie is a very happy dog and is now queen of the castle. She loves to go outside to play and is loving to people and other dogs. Zurie’s biggest love is to show her affection with nonstop kisses…but who can object to that?”
Thanks to donors like you and Bayer, Rochester Hope for Pets was able to help Zurie’s family with a portion of their overwhelming veterinary bills, making sure that Zurie stays healthy and in her fur-ever home.