Lucky

Lucky

Sometimes our pets don’t feel very well and they need testing done to find out what’s going on. Lucky’s mom reached out to Rochester Hope for Pets for a grant to help with Lucky’s diagnostic testing. She wrote back to us saying, “Lucky and I wanted to say thank you for helping me with the ultrasound fees. You were the only place that helped and I am so grateful for you. Now I’m able to take Lucky for his ultrasound. Thank you again so very much.” -Lucky’s mom You are very welcome!

Lucky is very “Lucky” to have you as his mom!

We wish you all the best!

Monkey

Monkey

This precious sweet kitty had suffered so much in life, until he found an amazing family willing to love him and give him his best life. When Monkey came to his family, he was missing an eye and had a broken jaw. He saw something in his new family, and he showered them with the same love they showed him. After all he had been through, he was in pain due to much needed dental care.

Rochester Hope for Pets was able to help with funding for his much needed dental care. His mom says he’s doing great after all he has been through!

You’re such a cutie, Monkey!!

We’re so happy we could help you!

Ginger

Ginger

From Ginger’s parents, “Ginger is a 2.5 year old Husky-pitbull mix. She’s been with our family since she was just 8 weeks old She is a playful, mischievous, and sassy girl. I’ve always loved how big her personality is.

She tore her Canine Cruciate Ligament (the doggy equivalent of the ACL). There was no accident/slip/fall and she is so young, we felt so guilty, like we had done something wrong – then we learned about the cost of the surgical options to repair the tear. Suddenly we were faced with thousands of dollars in upcoming medical bills. It was a hard place to be balancing the well-being of our puppy against the funds to get her care. Every time we saw her limping or unable to play/go on walks as long as she wanted – we felt worse.

Thankfully – I posted about Ginger on the Nextdoor App, looking for insight from other pet owners in this situation – we got great advice, information, and support. This is where we learned about Rochester Hope for Pets who generously donated to Ginger’s medical care costs. I’m relieved to finally have her on the road to recovery!”

We’re so happy to see Ginger recovering from her surgery!

Copper

Copper

Shannon and her family adopted Copper in September 2011 when he was just a year old. He quickly became part of the family. Recently, Shannon noticed that Copper started making a strange noise when he went to go eat. He backed away from the food dish making choking sounds. Shannon took a video and showed her veterinarian, who diagnosed Copper with dental disease. He would need surgery to have his teeth cleaned and some extractions, and it was going to cost $650-$750. Shannon panicked. Relying on Social Security with two kids, this wasn’t a doable cost.  Copper is a huge part of her family’s life, so Shannon began looking into options to help finance the surgery, and was pointed towards Rochester Hope for Pets.

Rochester Hope for Pets was able to cover some of the surgery, making it more affordable. Copper had his teeth all cleaned and the bad teeth extracted. Now, Copper is doing much better. He is back to snuggling and eating just like usual!

Without Rochester Hope for Pets, Shannon’s family would have had to give him away to another family that was able to pay for his treatment, or potentially put him down. Copper is an anchor for Shannon and her family. He guides them through their hardest moments, and reminds them how loved they are. Shannon feels that the dental surgery enabled by Rochester Hope for Pets truly saved her family.

This Tail of Hope is brought to you by our friends at Javen Construction – thank you Javen!

Atlas

Atlas

When he was eight weeks old, Atlas was adopted from a local shelter by Erica. He was missing one leg due to birthing complications, but that only made Erica love him more. She modified her apartment so it was easier for him to get around – steps where he couldn’t jump high enough, and rugs on the floor so he didn’t slip. Atlas fit right into his new life.

Less than a year after adoption, Atlas began struggling to urinate and lost his appetite. After a week of taking him to and from the vet’s office, on Sunday, Erica knew she had to take him to Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services. There he was diagnosed with a urinary blockage; if left untreated, Atlas would die. Despite having other bills and not knowing how she’d pay for the surgery, Erica elected to have it done – Atlas is part of her family. A friend encouraged her to apply to Rochester Hope for Pets, and in the end, she was awarded funds to help pay the bill. Afterwards, Erica said, “I know it sounds cliche, but I truly think that Atlas is the one who rescued me.”

Thanks to Davidson Fink, Attorneys at Law for making this Tail of Hope possible!

 

Hudson

Hudson

Hudson was born in 2006 in Corsicana, Texas and came to his loving owner, Jean, at 8 weeks old. Together Jean and Hudson lived in Texas, Maine, and then finally returned to Jean’s hometown of Rochester.

In early February 2018, Hudson slipped on some ice and partially tore a ligament in his knee. During a follow-up visit for his leg, the Veterinarian noticed that his lymph nodes were enlarged. Biopsies were taken, and on March 9 Hudson was diagnosed with stage 3 Lymphoma.

Hudson immediately began receiving treatments at VSES. From March 13 to August 21 Hudson underwent 16 chemo visits. Due to the financial implications of such a disease, Jean’s cousin suggested she reach out to HOPE. The partial grant Hudson received went directly into his chemo treatments.

Now 12 years old, Hudson is in remission thanks to his “I can do this” attitude, exceptional care from VSES, and support from so many of his friends and family.

It can be difficult for pet owners to carry the emotional and financial weight of these intense medical conditions on their own. Jean was very grateful to have some of both burdens lifted of her shoulders by Rochester Hope for Pets, for the emotional support of friends and the exceptional care Hudson received at Veterinary Services Emergency Services.