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!

Vader

Vader

Vader here did something many dogs do that humans will never understand – he ate a towel. (Although to be fair, cats aren’t immune – often with cats, the problem item is a string of some kind.) Unfortunately, that towel became lodged in his gastrointestinal tract, causing a blockage. This is an emergency situation – if left unresolved, Vader would have died. Our friends at Bayview Animal Hospital performed emergency surgery and removed the towel, and after two nights in the hospital, Vader was back to his normal self. His humans, expecting a new baby soon, were concerned about how they were going to pay the bill and stay on track financially. Rochester Hope for Pets made an award to help Vader’s family; afterward his dad said, “Please thank the donors for our family, and I want you to know that we appreciate your help and compassion in our time of need!”

Want to learn more about GI foreign bodies? Click here!

 

Nova

Nova

 

Nova’s mom is a full-time college student who also works part-time. When Nova went into anaphylactic shock for the second time in six months, she had to be rushed to Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services again. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic response to a stimulus and is an emergency situation; if left untreated, it can be fatal very quickly.

Not knowing what was causing this reaction, Nova’s mom was worrying not only about Nova recovering, but also about paying this second bill in such a short span of time. We made an award to help with the cost, and Nova is thankfully back to her normal self. Nova’s mom is having her allergy tested to hopefully prevent this from ever happening again.

We’re so glad Nova’s mom and the great team at VSES acted quickly and got her the help she needed. Nova’s mom said afterward, “It really is amazing what you do!!!” – we are happy to pass those kind words along to you, our donors, who make it all possible. Thank you!

 

Ralph

Ralph

Sweet Ralph here has had a tough life. As his mom put it, “When we first adopted Ralph, over 3 years ago, he had just been found with a half an eye ball and looked pretty ragged. They removed his eye, healed up the other eye that had an ulcer in it (he still only sees as if in fog), and found a heart murmur. We brought him home and after a few weeks of being on a healthy diet, murmur resolved. Shortly after, we realized he had a seizure disorder and still has one about once a month. He has developed urinary incontinence recently and has to wear a belly band all the time. They found him missing 8 teeth upon rescue and we had to have 7 more removed with our regular vet. Dogs have 42 teeth, so he was still able to eat solid food missing 1/3 of his teeth. Last month one of his teeth fell out, bringing him down to 26 teeth, but we already had a tooth extraction and tumor removal scheduled for today, and they couldn’t move it up sooner. Today he had to have ALL his teeth removed and his hemangioma, fresh blood tumor, removed (they’re sending it out to see if it’s cancerous.) He’s had a hard life and your generosity made my day a little easier.”

Thanks to donations like yours, we were able to make an award to help Ralph live more comfortably with his loving fur-ever family.

Dudley

Dudley

Handsome Dudley needed to have radiographs to figure out why he was limping. Because animals typically need to be sedated so that they’ll hold still for x-rays, the process can get expensive. A RHFP award helped pay for the diagnostics, so that Dudley’s parents and vet can decide the best course of action going forward. Without awards like this, more pets would end up in shelters, would remain in pain, or would be unnecessarily euthanized. Thanks to donors like you, we can help Dudley and many others.

Mango

Mango

Mango had a linear foreign body (from eating something like a string) that required an overnight stay at Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services and then a surgery at Mango’s general practice vet. Without surgery, a foreign body is fatal. Mango’s mom is a single mom who was having trouble coming up with enough funds for the surgery. A Rochester Hope for Pets award helped with the cost, and Mango is back at home, happy and healthy.

This Tail of Hope is brought to you by our friends at Lawley. Thanks for being a friend to animals!