Veterinary emergency fund ....for pets of people in need.

For: Pet Assistance, Inc.
Organizer: Ruth Pearl
of $1,000 goal.
Raised by 16 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Since 1973, Pet Assistance Inc. has been helping pets of people in financial need. We get phone calls from all over the country from people who are desperate to save their pets, but do not have enough money. Many have already spent $1000 and more for 'diagnostics,' but don't have additional funds to proceed with treatment.  Veterinary care has gotten very expensive, and only a few vets offer less expensive options for treatment. Have you ever heard of "economic euthanasia?" I call it greed! Many animals die or are killed solely because their owners may have only come up with $600 of a $1000 procedure. Feeling helpless and hopeless, some pet owners have their beloved pet put to sleep or bring it to a shelter, rather than continue to watch it suffer.  By the way, economic euthanasia isn't cheap either!!!

Pet Assistance, Inc.  is an important source of financial aid for urgent and emergency veterinary care for indigent pet owners.

What makes Pet Assistance, Inc. unique? 
First of all, we answer the phone and return calls within a day.

ALSO we are not breed specific and have no geographical requirements.

We find we need more donors at this point, so we will never have to say to qualified owners: "Sorry, but we don't have funds to help."

PLEASE, won't you donate today?

We have posted photos of some of the pets that Pet Assistance has helped in recent months. Common surgeries are for dogs attacked by other dogs, removal of "foreign bodies" and bladder stones and urinary blockage in male cats.

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Ruth Pearl
Thank you everyone, who donated. We reached our goal! Lots more animals will be helped by Pet Assistance, Inc.....thanks to you!

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Ruth Pearl
Thank you everyone, who donated. We reached our goal! Lots more animals will be helped by Pet Assistance, Inc.....thanks to you!

Posted on March 8, 2014 by Ruth Pearl
Only 5 days to go and Pet Assistance is SO near its goal of raising $1000 in one month. $1000 can help 5-6 additional pets get life saving urgent or emergency care! If each of you gave only a small donation, we would get to our goal.....and if you have already donated, please ask one friend or relative to contribute. 

Posted on March 8, 2014 by Ruth Pearl
Gigi,  Shorty, Tehya, and Zeus. What do they all have in common? They and several other pets got life sustaining grants from Pet Assistance, these past few weeks. Gigi, Shorty and Tehya had surgery: to remove a malignant tumor, to have a mastectomy, and for removal of bladder stones. AND ZEUS, had tetanus and spent over a week in an emergency hospital. Miraculously, he survived.  With your support, Pet Assistance can keep up the busy pace of helping more and more needy pets.

Posted on February 23, 2014 by Ruth Pearl
The phones are busy! Another cat is in the hospital with a urinary blockage. His owner only has $500 and PA is picking up the balance. Hopefully the cat will not have a recurrence of this common 'male' problem.

Sadly,  another dog died (this time in Connecticut) after being attacked by another dog.....again, an ALL TOO COMMON occurence! The owners left the hospital with a $1500 bill and a dead dog. The vets did try to save the little Chihuahua, but in this case money was not the issue.....some pets just don't make it.

Several dogs that we helped died this week. Beloved Copper has gone over the Rainbow Bridge. Ultra sound, x rays, blood work and even a blood transfusion couldn't save him. I find it distressing, that he died withouit any vet being able to figure out what was going on with him.

And then, an eiight year old Boxer was put down. Pet Assistance had offered to pay for part of her amputation because of a bone cyst that made her very lame. The estimate was $800 which I consider reasonable. When the owner finally got her funds together and called for an appointment, she was told the estimate was given by a vet who had left and they needed to see the dog again. The new estimate was more that double;  more tests were required and the owner opted to euthanize rather than see her beloved pet in pain any longer. such a shame!

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Ruth Pearl

Virginia:  Today Pet Assistance paid for a mobile vet to go to the home of a disabled woman. Her large therapy dog, 'Bear,' had a nasty wound on his neck which ended up pretty much being a hot spot. The woman had no way to travel on her own. 

Phoenix, AZ:  We also helped with the dental procedure of 'Poofy,' an eight year old Malti-Poo whose bad mouth infection caused a lung problem also. Poofy was not in the greatest shape for anesthesia but it was something that had to be done. Let's hope the news is all positive tomorrow!  

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