Murphy needed a dental cleaning with extractions, but his mom didn’t qualify for Care Credit and she couldn’t find somewhere that would let her do monthly payments. She said, “I rescued him nine years ago and he is my family. The thought of him suffering is terrible.” After Rochester Hope for Pets helped ease her burden, Murphy’s mom said, “About 10 days ago Murphy had oral surgery and lost 18 teeth! It was a rough few days after surgery, but he is feeling so much better. We appreciate your kindness and helping with the hefty bill. Cannot thank you enough.”

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“We’ve had Blanca since 12 weeks old. She is now 10 years old. About 8 months ago she got a growth on her mammary. It got big very fast. So we immediately decided, we have to do surgery. Shes been such a good dog and family member. So she had surgery, and was in pain and not moving around much for a few days. Within a week she started doing more and now, a few weeks later, shes doing amazing. When she got her staples out, we got the results from the biopsy. It was benign. We are so happy. We are so thankful for the help from Rochester Hope for Pets.”

-Blanca’s mom

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From Maddie’s mom: “I took Maddie in when she was approximately 5 years old. She is now 12 and needed bi-lateral patella surgery.  They were only able to repair her worst knee because her blood pressure started to drop.  Just having the one knee repaired has made such a difference to her! I am so grateful to everyone who helped me make her life better! It truly means so much that people care and know that pets are part of the family and being able to get them the care they need makes a difference to them and us. Thank you from Maddie and me! 🙏🏼❤️”

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Jake & Jessie

Jake and Jessie’s owner passed away, so her family had to find homes for Jake, Jessie, and three other dogs. They were thrilled to find an adopter for these two sweet pups, but the adopter asked that their teeth be cleaned prior to adoption. Their application said, “Please help. I love these dogs. If M. doesn’t adopt them, I’ll have to call a no kill shelter.” Rochester Hope for Pets helped both Jake and Jessie get their teeth cleaned, and soon, they were on their way to their furr-ever home!

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Toco was having trouble breathing so his family took him to the vet; they tried antibiotics, which didn’t seem to help. The next step was a rhinoscopy and biopsy to try to further diagnose the problem, which would cost over $1,500. Thanks to our donors like the great folks at Nutramax, Rochester Hope for Pets helped with the cost of the rhinoscopy. Afterward, his family said, “Here is Toco before when he was so sick and after now that he is feeling more like himself again!! Thank you again for your generous help!!” We’re so glad you’re feeling better, Toco!

Buffalo & Mila

Mila and Buffalo’s parents are friends who let the pups play together; just a day after Buffalo was diagnosed with parvo, Mila was as well.

They scraped together enough money to get Buffalo to Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services for a couple nights, but had to bring him home because they ran out of money.

Both dogs needed IV fluids and medication if they were going to survive. Thankfully, Rochester Hope for Pets was able to help.

“You have no idea how grateful we are. Thank you so much for your kind heart and for caring about our dogs as much as we do. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.”
-Mila’s mom


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Peaches developed bladder stones earlier this year that needed to be surgically removed. He’d had a urinary tract infection before that, so the owner (a single senior citizen on a fixed income) had already paid for antibiotics and xrays.  She’d also tried a special diet at her vet’s suggestion, but the bladder stones weren’t resolving, and Peaches was in pain. Rochester Hope for Pets helped out with the cost of surgery, and afterward, Peaches’ mom said, “Thx to your organization he is no longer suffering. Words cannot express my gratitude.” 

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Harpurr had a urinary obstruction on a Sunday, so his family took him to Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services, where he was unblocked and it was discovered he had many bladder stones. His family was able to move him to their regular general practice vet later in the week. Harpurr, being a cat and not understanding what was happening, ripped out his catheter and subsequently came down with a urinary tract infection. After many days of hospitalization and treatment, Harpurr finally came home to recover. As you can imagine, the bills were very high, and his family wasn’t sure how’d they pay them all off. Rochester Hope for Pets helped ease the family’s burden, thanks to the committment of many amazing donors like you and our friends at Nutramax!



Fozzie, an eight-year-young dog, underwent emergency surgery for a ruptured disc and a bulging disc in his cervical spine, after his pain couldn’t be managed anymore with medication. His family had to decide whether to have the surgery, knowing they couldn’t afford it, or have Fozzie euthanized. Thankfully, they opted for the surgery and reached out to Rochester Hope for Pets. Thanks to donors like our friends at Davidson Fink, we were able to provide an award, reducing Fozzie’s family’s debt. Afterward, his mom said, “Thank you so much!!!! This is such a help. It feels like I would have been under this debt forever. When I sell my house, I plan to contribute back to you. You’ve taken a huge burden off my shoulders.”



Murray is a FIV positive cat who had related dental disease and needed very extensive dental surgery. Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) attacks the immune system, leaving cats vulnerable to many other infections, including in their mouths. Murray’s parents are retired and live on a fixed income, so a vet bill of a few-thousand dollars was overwhelming to say the least. Rochester Hope for Pets helped with a portion of Murray’s dental bill, helping him stay at home and healthy. 

Want to know more about FIV in cats? Click here!

Want to know more about caring for your cat’s teeth? Click here!

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


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