Bandit

Bandit

This sweet boy, Bandit, fell down the stairs around Christmas time, and sadly, needed to have his leg amputated as a result. Bandit’s parents were struggling after losing their jobs due to COVID, and couldn’t afford the needed surgery. RHFP was able to make an award, and Bandit is now recovering at home!

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Bear

Bear

Handsome Bear here needed a cancerous mass removed as well as chemotherapy. The total cost would be many thousands of dollars, and Bear’s family is facing their own medical bills. The cost of Bear’s treatment was overwhelming for his family. RHFP was able to make an award for the surgery, and Bear is now recovering at home with his beloved humans. Afterward, his mom said, “From our whole family, THANK YOU❤️.” We at RHFP are honored to pass that thanks along to you, our donors, friends, and supporters.

Bear, we hope you’re feeling much better soon!

Daisy

Daisy

Daisy Mae was rushed to her primary care vet in July, where she had an emergency surgery after it was found that she had an obstruction in her intestines. Obstructions can be caused by eating things like toys, socks, or bones. The foreign material partially or fully blocks the intestine, preventing normal GI tract movement, and if left untreated, can quickly become fatal.

After surgery, Daisy was transferred to Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services for post-surgical care. With a 24/7 team of highly skilled veterinary professionals, VSES was able to make sure Daisy was recovering properly and didn’t have any complications from the surgery.

Between the surgery and the care afterward, Daisy’s bill was becoming too great for her family to afford. RHFP made an award to help ease the burden, and afterward her mom said, “I would like to thank you and your organization for your generous gift in helping me and Daisy Mae through a difficult time. It was greatly appreciated. As you can see from the pics below she is healing and feeling more like her self again. Daisy and I are very grateful from the bottom of our hearts.” We’re so glad you’re feeling better, Daisy! 

 

Blu

Blu

“Thank you for your help RHFP. It couldn’t have come at a more important time.”

Blu was recently adopted from the south by his new dad after Blu had been cleared medically for adoption. When Blu’s current heartworm preventative ran out, he needed to be re-tested before another year of preventative could be prescribed. Thankfully he was tested, because it turned out he was heartworm positive (to find out more about how a dog might test negative, start preventative, and then test positive, we recommend The American Heartworm Society’s website – it’s all about the lifecycle of the heartworm, and is unfortunately, not a rare occurance).

 

Because of COVID-19, Blu’s new dad was out of work, but as he said, “Blu’s health was a priority.” Through the network of animal welfare organizations in our community, Blu’s dad was connected with RHFP, and we were able to help with the cost of treatment. Heartworm treatment is a long, uncomfortable process so we’re thrilled to see Blu’s smile in this photo from a recent vet visit!

Rex

Rex

Handsome Rex here needed a dental procedure done, but his parents’ income had been hugely impacted by COVID-19. In their application, they wrote, “But he’s currently in pain, so I don’t want to make him wait. 🙁 It would help immensely to have some grant money to ease some of the burden.” 

We were able to help with the cost of Rex’s dental, and afterward, Rex’s mom sent us the above photo, along with the note, “Rex’s procedure went beautifully and he is like a whole new pup! He clearly feels a million times better, and we are so grateful for your organization’s help in funding the procedure.”

We’re so glad you’re feeling better, Rex!