Lolli is an 8-month-old maltese mix who jumped off the porch at her house and broke her leg. In order for the bone to properly heal, she required a plate and screws. Her surgery was estimated to be between $2000-3300. Her family had recent financial strains and although they had an emergency fund set aside for Lolli it was nowhere near what was needed to fix her leg surgically. Angel Fund, along with other generous donors and For the Love of Jack assisted this young family.
A trusted mobile surgeon, Dr. Pacchianna, did the surgery in our office and Dr. Mike followed up with a splint change and recheck. Lolli is expected to make a full recovery. Her family is so grateful, especially the young son who sent us a picture of Lolli in her cast to thank us.
Boo's owner had recently incurred a large bill as a result of necessary cruciate surgery for their other pet, a Labrador Retriever. So, in April, when Boo needed surgery to remove several foreign objects from his stomach, his owners cringed. How could they responsibly add to their large debt with us when they were struggling financially due to recent cuts in their family income? To quote Boo's owner, "This new surgery, if paid in full, would be a severe hardship for our family. We... would
Meet Cora Lee, who is an 8 1/2 year old Rottweiler, and a true sweetheart. Her dad is a truck driver, and she is his willing sidekick, offering companionship during his long hours of driving. When Cora Lee started experiencing a swollen toe, she began a course of antibiotics to treat for a possible infection. Months passed, however, and her swelling did not resolve. Concerned that the issue could be due to underlying cancer, Dr. Mike recommended amputation of the toe, which was then sent to a pathologist for testing. Thanks to assistance from the Angel Fund, Cora Lee has enjoyed a full recovery and is in good health. It was an honor for the team at Aspetuck to help Cora Lee get back "on the road again."
Peaches is the sweetest kitty who, at the young age of two years old, had an unfortunate encounter with a wild animal. Sadly, due to the mauling, she lost her right arm and developed a severe infection. After two surgeries, multiple bandage changes, laser therapy, and lots of antibiotics, she is healed up and doing great! The assistance of the Angel Fund has allowed her wonderful owners to save her and care for her every step of the way in this journey!
Meet Kovu, who in the late summer of 2017 was believed to be attacked by a bobcat. Kovu suffered eye damage to his right eye that required entropion (turning in of the eyelid) surgery. With financial assistance provided by the Angel Fund, Dr. Mike performed this surgery in hopes this will save Kovu's eye down the road.
Here's Grady! As an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd, he came in for a sick visit, exhibiting symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. An examination and radiographs suggested he had a foreign object in his intestine, which required surgery to remove. Fortunately, the Angel Fund was able to subsidize the cost of the surgery, during which Dr. Mike pulled out this SOCK!