Your Donations at Work: Cali

How do you tell a child that her best friend was unlucky at birth, and given a heart with a big hole in it? 
How do you tell a puppy that she can’t play, because her heart just might give out in the blink of an eye? 
How do you tell a single mom of two, who has rescued countless abused puppies and dogs from the community: “No, your own puppy will die in the next month because you don’t have the $4,000 to pay for surgery”?
We don’t. 
We make what seemed impossible happen. We enlist the best veterinary cardiology and surgery teams to repair the birth defect, and give this family a chance to grow up together. 
Help us mend these broken hearts. 
Surgery is scheduled on Thursday March 8 at Vista Veterinary Specialists .

 Photo: Ken Raif

Photo: Ken Raif

 Photo: Ken Raif

Photo: Ken Raif

 Photo: Ken Raif

Photo: Ken Raif

Jean Rabinowitz
Your Donations at Work: Chance

Boy, do we love good news. 
Chance, our favorite goofball puppy from the Railroad Drive shelter, came up lame a week ago. We have cared for him, along with his litter mates, since he was born out at the camps along the river. When his person asked us for help, and our vet recommended radiographs, we feared a serious and expensive problem. 
Rather than cut any corners, we treated Chance as we would any of our own beloved pets. 
Our team of volunteers brought him, with Matthew, his person, to see the surgeon at Vista Veterinary Specialists, and covered the costs of the exam and radiographs. 
Chance was given a diagnosis of panosteitis, an inflammatory disorder of growing bones. With pain control, the tincture of time, and rest, his growing pains should resolve without any residual problems.  $350 is not too much to pay for this kind of peace of mind.
Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers, who make this work possible.

 

 Chance and Matthew, at our December 2017 River Clinic.  Photo Credit: Tina Swain

Chance and Matthew, at our December 2017 River Clinic.

Photo Credit: Tina Swain

 Charming his veterinary nurse at Vista Veterinary Specialists.

Charming his veterinary nurse at Vista Veterinary Specialists.