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This is Kali, the Miniature Pinscher. She developed an unexpected illness that required extensive testing to diagnose. The type of testing needed can be quite expensive, but Kali’s family wanted to know what was wrong and how they could help her. Through a grant from Rochester Hope for Pets, Ann Marie and Michael were able to afford the diagnostic tests.

The results showed that Kali had severe pancreatitis and a possible pancreatic tumor. Although the prognosis was poor, Ann Marie and Michael felt better knowing Kali’s diagnosis and were able to make decisions to keep Kali comfortable. Kali put up a brave fight, but unfortunately succumbed to her illness. Her family was grateful for the award from Rochester Hope for Pets, which allowed them to provide her the best possible care for as long as she was with them.