Help Penelope Walk Again

For: Joa's Arc
Organizer: Joa's Arc Jen Wesh
$680
of $2,500 goal.
Raised by 24 donors
27% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Penelope came into a local shelter by animal control on 09/04/14 from Camden city after being hit by a car.  Sadly no one claimed her...  

Although she arrived with hind leg paralysis, she has shown improvement with steroids.  X-Rays showed that there was nothing out of place, nothing broken and so there is hope Penelope may regain the use of her legs.  She retracts from deep pain, which indicates Penelope does have some feeling in her legs and initially she was unable to move her tail, but two days ago she did!  Joa's Arc wants to give Penelope a chance at regaining some or all use of her hind legs.

Joa's Arc is hopeful for Penelope and we need your help for the next step - hydrotherapy, PT and acupuncture. She has a long road ahead, but this happy girl is so worth it!  Please consider donating to her care.


Donations are tax deductible through the 501c3 non-profit - Joa's Arc Rescue for special needs pets.  Donations can be made here, through PayPal or snail mail.  Any extra funds will be donated to other special pets like Penelope.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 8, 2014

Posted on October 8, 2014

Penelope stood up on her own!!!! That's right, after her second round of acupuncture last night, Penelope stood up on her own!

Acupuncture seems to have "woken up" her back end and this weekend, Penelope is being evaluated for PT to build her strength back! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far - we can't do this without you though and every donation helps.


Posted on October 3, 2014

Posted on October 3, 2014

Good news, our fundraiser for Penelope is doing awesome - thank you to everyone who has donated so far :)

Also, I'm happy to report that Penelope has started to stretch her legs on her own and is now able to stand about 30 seconds on her own (if you pick her up). In fact, last night she was trying to stand on her own, so her foster mama picked her back end up and Penelope just stood there (the longest time on her own so far) wagging her tail - happy girl = happy us, but the fact she was up on her own for a bit seems to show a bright (maybe mobile) future!


Posted on September 29, 2014

Posted on September 29, 2014

Thanks to your generosity, Penelope is already on track and one happy girl. She's been wagging her tail, "tells" her foster mom when she needs to go out to go to the bathroom and today Penelope started acupuncture! 

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