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! 

Jakey

Jakey

“In 2009 I just purchased my first home and for a house warming gift, my best friend surprised me with two puppies from her dog’s litter; my boy Jakey and my girl Brooke. Both Jakey and Brooke were the love of my life until the Fall of 2016; at which time Brooke became ill and even after blood transfusions, she passed away. After Brooke’s passing, Jakey seemed to be in good health, even though he missed his sister. In March of 2017 Jakey became ill and would not eat. Jakey spent a week in the Animal Hospital, with 24 hour care, and he was diagnosed with pancreatitis, and diabetes. Two weeks later, Jakey became blind.

Since March of 2017, Jakey has been hospitalized for a week each year due to the pancreatitis. Jakey has been going for testing every 3-6 months for his Blood Glucose Levels. In 2019 Jakey was diagnosed with Cushings Disease and requires testing, at the Animal Hospital every few months to regulate his medication.

I have been working three jobs to keep up with Jakey’s medical bills and for his medication. Jakey is on Human Insulin, Cushings Medication, Prescription Dog Food and Eye Drops. Over the past three years Jakey medical bills from the hospitalizations and prescriptions have cost over $20,000.00. No amount of money can replace the love and enjoyment I share with Jakey.

On July 5th of this year, Jakey woke up very sick and I rushed him to the Emergency Animal Hospital. Jakey was moved to the ICU for 4 days and would not eat; due to pancreatitis inflammation which caused his Diabetes to fluctuate and elevate his liver enzymes.

I have always know about Rochester Hope for Pets and would refer my friends to them whenever they needed pet assistance; however never reaching out for my Jakey. When I received the estimate for Jakey’s July 5th stay (between $3500 to $5500) I decided to reach out to Rochester Hope for Pets for any assistance. I was very excited and grateful to hear that I was granted an award to assist with Jakey’s estimate.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude and gratefulness to Rochester Hope for Pets and to those who contribute and donate to Rochester Hope for Pets. It is truly wonderful to know, there are other people out there, like me, who love and care for their pets. Jakey is so much a part of my life and family. I am very grateful to be given another opportunity to bring him home with me.” – Jakey’s mom

Moose

Moose

 

“Moose is an approximately 5 year old doberman with a foreign body/small bowel obstruction & requires surgery today. He is a great dog & a true member of our family…we would be devastated to lose him!!! We scrape by…but it’s not enough, especially when emergencies like this happen.” – Moose’s application for financial assistance

During ‘normal’ times, 78% of US workers live paycheck to paycheck (according to Forbes)…we still have yet to see how dramatic the impact of COVID will be on all of us. For families like Moose’s, an unexpected surgery costing thousands of dollars is nearly impossible to afford. With a one-time financial award, we can help ensure that Moose gets the needed veterinary care, and that he stays at home with the family that loves him.

“OMG….
THANK YOU!!!
THANK YOU!!!
THANK YOU!!!
I don’t even know what else to say…or how to thank you all enough.” – Moose’s mom when we were able to make an award!

 

Caiden Rose

Caiden Rose

“I rescued my sweet Caiden Rose as a 7 week old puppy that was facing being put down due to her owners lack of medical care. She was dropped and her front leg broken. Her breeder chose to duck tape her leg to a popsicle stick. As she grew.. the tape didn’t. At 7 weeks old, part of her leg fell off due to gangrene and she was septic. I heard her story from a friend at her vets office and reached out to help. The breeder signed her over to me. She is my $8000.00 puppy after all her surgeries. That was 10 years ago. She has been my sidekick and love of my life since.  

She recently became very ill with early stage cancerous masses and due to being out of work, I was not able to afford the full cost of the surgery to save her life. The very generous grant I recieved from Rochester Hope For Pets made it possible for me reach the surgery goal and save my sweet girl. I am so thankful and grateful that this foundation exists. If not, my Caiden Rose would only have 6 months to a year to live. Now I have many more years with her. I am beyond thrilled. 

The surgery went well and she is recovering at home.  Rochester Hope For Pets will forever have my and Caiden Rose’s deepest gratitude. Thank you does not express our feeling for the people behind the scenes at RHFP who made this possible. God bless you all. Keep up the amazing work. You are not only saving our pets lives..But you are saving families from heartbreak over the loss of a pet due to financial reasons.”