Howdy

Howdy

Meet Howdy! This sweet boy needed a parathyroidectomy (the removal of one or more parathyroid glands) – this is an expensive, specialized surgery that requires quite a bit of follow up care in the hospital afterward. We were honored to provide an award to help Howdy’s dad pay for the life-saving surgery. Above is one of his dad’s favorite photos from years ago – what a loved pup Howdy is!

This Tail of Hope is made possible by our friends at Davie Kaplan – thank you!

The Dude

The Dude

This handsome man, The Dude, has had a tough time of it. He was abandoned and beat up by other animals; when he was found, he was less than 2 pounds. And then tragically, his rescuer passed away. But life twists and turns, and The Dude was given another chance with his rescuer’s sister. Soon after, The Dude was found to have a mass that needed to be removed as it was malignant.

Rochester Hope for Pets was able to make an award to help cover the cost of this surgery, thanks to our wonderful supports like Prentice Wealth Management. Afterward, The Dude’s mom let us know that at this time, he doesn’t need chemo or radiation, and she sent this note, “Thank you for the love and kindness shown to me to make my tumor removal possible.
Forever Grateful,
The Dude <3XO”

(With Valentine’s Day coming up, we couldn’t resist sharing the love with you!)

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!

This Tail of Hope is brought to you by our friends at Copich. Thank you for your support!

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!