2020

This handsome man is Tank!  Tank developed a very severe condition called immune mediated thrombocytopenia.  Basically, his body started attacking all of the platelets in his blood that allow the blood to clot.  Tank started vomiting blood and had to be hospitalized for several days in order to treat this condition. His mom is on disability and couldn’t afford the thousands of dollars that it took to get Tank healthy again.  Thanks to your generosity and our friends at VRCC we were able to get Tank fixed up and sent home to the family that loves him.

This pretty kitty is Angel.  Poor Angel is a special needs kitty.  She was born with neurologic problems that have made her paralyzed in her hind end. Her parents have always taken great care in helping her with her bladder and bowel movements, and have loved her dearly in spite of her disability.  In her condition they were worried about putting her under anesthesia to be spayed.  But when Angel developed a severe infection of her uterus there was no other option.  Thanks to your generous donations and our friends at Helping Hands, Angel was able to have her surgery and has made a full recovery.

This sweet little man is Bolt!  Poor little Bolt unfortunately lived up to his name, and when he bolted out of his yard one day he was hit by a car.  He suffered two broken legs, and the surgery to repair them both was more than $6,000!  His dad is a single father who took on extra jobs to try to pay for the surgery, but it wasn’t enough.  Thanks to your generosity and our friends at VVSA, we were able to get both of Bolt’s legs repaired, and we bet he’ll be living up to that name again very soon!

This sweet girl is Gracie!  Gracie had some ugly tumors on her that were becoming infected and painful.  While they weren’t cancerous, they were causing her a lot of problems.  Her mom is retired and her dad is on disability, so between the two of them they couldn’t afford the expensive surgery to have the masses removed.  Thanks to your generous donations and our friends at Locke Taylor, Gracie is back to her old self and tumor free!

This beautiful girl is Athena!  Athena was a normal bouncy, happy pup who loved to play with her big brother, Harper!  One day they played a bit to much and Athena took a hard fall.  She landed funny and ended up breaking one of her back legs.  The surgery to repair the leg was more than her family could afford, but they couldn’t imagine amputating her leg with her whole life ahead of her!  Thankfully, your generous donations helped get Athena to surgery, and our good friends at VRCC were able to repair her leg.  We hear she’s already trying to run and play!

This sweet kid is Baby Girl!  Baby Girl was so lucky to be adopted from the shelter and taken into a loving home.  However, just a few weeks after her adoption, her new owners received the devastating news that Baby girl had heartworms. Her new owner wasn’t prepared for such a big bill so soon, and his disability check just wasn’t enough to cover the expensive procedure.  Luckily, VET Fund and the Susan Markel Veterinary Hospital were able to team up again to get this beautiful girl the care she needed and on to a full recovery!

Everyone meet Chloe!  Chloe was diagnosed with a rare tumor of her jaw.  While the tumor was benign, it was causing her substantial amounts of pain and making it hard for her to eat.  She needed a radical surgery, basically removing an entire portion of her jaw in order to ease her pain.  Chloe’s mom lost her job due to COVID-19 and couldn’t afford the expensive surgery.  Thanks to your generous donations and our friends at the Susan Markel Veterinary Hospital, Chloe is happy and pain free!

This beautiful angel is Nymeria.  Poor little girl was coming inside from a walk and accidentally got her leg slammed in the door! Her human sister is horribly allergic to bees, and when one was coming into the house she panicked and slammed the door, not realizing that Nymeria was still on her way in.  Her mom is unemployed and couldn’t afford the costly surgery to repair the leg.  Thanks to your help and our friends at VetXpress Colonial Heights, Nymeria is back on her feet and ready to play!

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This very handsome man is Alphie!  Alphie developed a terrible obstruction of his urinary tract that required a surgery called a perineal urethrostomy.  His mom is unemployed and had to empty her entire bank account to even begin to pay for the surgery.  Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to get Alphie to surgery with our friends at VVC.  Alphie has recovered well from surgery and mom says he’s back to his old self!

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This precious angel is Lady!  Lady had a severe infection of her uterus called a pyometra which required her to be spayed immediately. Her family couldn’t afford the hefty bill and asked VET Fund to help.  Thanks to your generosity and our friends at Helping Hands, Lady is back safe and sound with her family

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This sweet guy is Kion!  Poor Kion had severe stomatitis, a condition where the gums and lining of the mouth become severely inflamed and painful.  There are a lot of theories as to the cause of this condition, but the only thing that reliably improves it is removing all of the teeth!  After trying multiple rounds of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medications to treat him medically, his mom could not afford the expensive surgery to remove the teeth. Thanks to VET Fund, Kion’s mouth is feeling better than ever and mom says he’s eating and drinking like a champ again!

 

This poor critter is Delphi!  Delphi had a broken leg, and her owner, a retired veteran, couldn’t afford the expensive surgery to have it repaired.  VET Fund was able to step in to help with the costly surgery, and dog with broken legwe hear Delphi is running around like it never happened!

 

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This sweet old girl is Winnie.  Winnie was recently diagnosed with diabetes and started on insulin therapy.  However, after starting the medications she didn’t improve, and actually got worse.  Winnie developed a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.  She required extensive hospitalization which her family just couldn’t afford.  Thanks to your generous donations, Winnie will live out her golden years with her loving family!

 

This sweet kitty is Nala.  Nala was a rotten girl and ate some string, which got stuck in her intestines.  She had surgery to remove the string, but due to complications had to be hospitalized for several more days.  The bills started piling up, and her mother had been out of work since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. VET Fund was able to step in and help pay for Nala’s hospitalization and get her safely home to her mom!

 

shepherd puppy Would you just look at this little bundle of joy! This little girl is Ava. Ava was born with a condition where her kneecaps don’t stay in the right place.  By 17 weeks old, this condition was causing her excessive pain and making it difficult for her to walk. The surgeons told her owner that she would need expensive surgery to prevent a lifetime of pain from arthritis.  Thanks to your generous donations and our friends at VVSA, Ava got the surgery that she needed, and will be back on the run in no time flat!

 

This sweet little guy is Hemingway!  His owner has had a rotten string of luck!  COVID-19 has severely affected his income, then just last week his dog had to have a $5,000 stabby caturgery to repair his ACL!  So when Hemingway started vomiting, his owner started to worry about all of the bills piling up.  When it turned out that Hemingway needed surgery to remove foreign material from his intestines, the expensive surgery and hospitalization just wasn’t in the cards.  Thanks to VET Fund, CARES, Church Hill Animal Hospital, and Virginia Veterinary Centers! As a team we got Hemingway the surgery he needed, and how he’s home safe and sound with his family, and recovering right alongside his canine companion.

 

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What a face!  This sweet little girl is Cardi B.  She loves being as close as she can be to her parents and human siblings.  Sometimes she gets underfoot a bit too much though!  One of her siblings tripped and fell on her, causing severe head trauma.  Cardi needed to be hospitalized for days, and with COVID-19 preventing her dad from going back to work, her family just didn’t have the funds.  Thanks to your help Cardi is back home and improving by the day!

 

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This handsome man is Jacobi!  He has had a benign growth on his back for several years that never caused him any problems.  Recently, however, it ruptured and his veterinarian told his mom that it needed to be removed.  Mom didn’t have the funds to pay for the removal on her own, so she reached out to VET Fund. Thanks to your help and our friends at Locke Taylor, Jacobi is good as new and back to snuggling with mom.

 

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Say hello to Remington!  Remington is obviously the best friend of his human siblings, so when he was hit by a car and badly injured, his parents knew they had to do everything in their power to help him!  Our friends at the Richmond SPCA were able to get Remington in very quickly to diagnose a dislocated hip. Thanks to their help and your generous donations, Remington’s hip is on the mend and he’s back home with the family that loves him.

 

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This beautiful kitty is Hazel!  Hazel was pregnant when she was adopted by her new family.  They were looking forward to welcoming her litter to the family, but when she went into labor things went terribly wrong.  Hazel needed to be rushed in for an emergency C-section and her family just didn’t have the funds for it. While her litter didn’t make it, Hazel’s family is incredibly thankful to the VET Fund supporters and Helping Hands for helping Hazel in her time of nee and getting her safely home.

 

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This sweet kiddo is Blu!  Blu is the light of his sister’s life, and when he broke his leg she was devastated that their family couldn’t afford to help him!  Thanks to your donations and our friends at Virginia Veterinary Centers, Blu’s leg is healing beautifully, and he’ll be back to running around with his sister in no time!

 

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This curious kitty is Dbird.  He has been with his family for a whopping 18 years!  He is diabetic, and his owners do everything that they can to make sure that he stays in tip top shape. But when he developed Diabetic Ketoacidosis and required days of hospitalization, his family just couldn’t afford the expensive bill.  Thanks to your help and our friends at VRCC he is back at home and doing great!

 

 

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This pretty little girl is Minnie!  Minnie is a huge part of her family, and acts as a therapy dog for her autistic human brother.  When Minnie developed Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis, a severe GI disease that often requires urgent care, her family had no way to pay the expensive hospital bill.  Thanks to your help, Minnie is back home looking after her brother and the rest of her family.

 

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This sweet face is Duck!  Duck is a very active boy who loves running and playing.  When he was hit by a car and broke his leg, his mom didn’t know where to turn. After losing her job due to COVID-19, she couldn’t afford the expensive surgery to repair the leg.  Thanks to your generous donations and our friends at Helping Hands, Duck is pain free and on his way to a full recovery.

 

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This rotten man is Louie!  Louie has an invisible fence at his house, and when the battery in his collar died he decided to go on a little adventure. Louie returned with a badly broken leg that required amputation, which his family couldn’t afford.  Thanks to your help and our friends at Locke Taylor Louie is back home with his family and already trying to run again!

 

 

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This sweet little man is Oreo.  Poor Oreo broke one of his back legs and his family couldn’t afford the expensive surgery to repair it. Thanks to your support and our friends at Locke Taylor, Oreo is on the mend and back home with the family who loves him!

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This happy man is Tyler!  Tyler tore his ACL, and his family couldn’t afford the expensive surgery to repair it. Thanks to your generous donations, Tyler received his ACL repair surgery and can now run and play with his family on the beach again!

 

 

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This cutie pie is Beko!  Beko had a large stone in his bladder causing him pain and difficulty urinating. Thanks to your help and our friends at Helping Hands, Beko’s stone is gone and he is back to a happy and comfortable life with his family.

 

 

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This handsome cat is Vinnie!  Poor Vinnie developed a urinary tract obstruction that required emergency surgery. Thanks to all of our generous donors we were able to get him the surgery he needed and return him safely home to his family.

 

This pretty kitty is Lu-Lu!  Lu-Lu has always been an indoor kitty, so when she ran out the door she had no idea the trouble she was getting herself into. When she returned home, she had a broken leg. Her dad has severe heart problems himself and couldn’t afford an expensive surgery for Lu-Lu’s leg.  Thanks to your help and our friends at Locke Taylor, Lu-Lu is back home getting lots of love and cuddles from her best friend, her human sister.

 

This little guy is Chico! Poor Chico had a perineal hernia, where his bladder, prostate, and part of his colon were outside of his abdomen.   The surgery to repair such a hernia is very tricky and expensive, and his mom just couldn’t afford to do it on her own.  Thanks to our wonderful donors and our friends at Veterinary Specialists of Hanover, Chico’s hernia is fixed and he’s back to his old self!

 

Meet Mickey Mudpie!  Poor Mickey was rescued from the Goochland County Jail a few months ago, and has always had a bit of a limp.  His limp kept getting worse and worse, until finally his veterinarian recommended amputating the leg.  Mickey’s brand new owner couldn’t afford the expensive surgery, but VET Fund was able to help them out.  Mickey is back home and already ready to run!

 

It’s a good thing she’s cute!  This little bundle of energy is Koozie!  Koozie takes her play time seriously, maybe a little too seriously. While she was running around she managed to run head first into a wall and break her own jaw!  Koozie is her little human sister’s best friend in the whole world, and her mom would do anything to make sure that the two of them could get back to playing again. Luckily, VET Fund was able to step in and help get this crazy kid on the road to recovery.

 

This is Lilly and her great big happy family!  Her family was giving her and their other dog some treats, and it turns out their other dog doesn’t have the best aim.  The other dog accidentally bit Lilly’s eye so badly that it needed to be removed.  With 4 young kids and other bills, the expensive surgery was a blow that the family wasn’t prepared for.  VET Fund was able to step in and help Lilly get the surgery that she needed, and she’s back home with the family that loves her.

 

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This poor mama is Frunchie.  Frunchie’s family was so excited to welcome her new puppies to the world! But when the due date came, something was wrong, and Frunchie couldn’t push the puppies out. She needed an emergency C-section to get them out, which her family just couldn’t afford.  Luckily, VET Fund was able to step in and get Frunchie the care that she needed.

 

 

This sweet kid is Elisha!  Elisha was rotten and ate a sock which needed to be removed surgically. Unfortunately, Elisha’s mom is going through her own battle with cancer and couldn’t afford the expensive procedure. Thanks to all of your help, Elisha made it through surgery and is back home helping mom through her cancer treatments.

 

 

This sweet little guy is Yellow!  Yellow was a feral cat until a loving family saw him wandering outside and hurt pretty badly.  The family took him in and tried everything to get his wounded leg to heal.  Unfortunately, after weeks and weeks of bandage changes and medications, his leg just wasn’t responding to treatment.  Having just acquired this new friend, the family wasn’t ready for the expense of an amputation.  With VET Fund’s help, Yellow made it through surgery and back to his new loving home.

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This cool cat is Beau!  Beau had a rare condition called Peritoneal-Pericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia.  Basically, a bunch of the stuff that was supposed to be in his belly was hanging out with his heart.  Beau needed surgery to put everything back where it belonged, to the tune of about $6,000. Thanks to your generous donations and a momma that wouldn’t quit, Beau got his surgery, is recovering well, and is now Facebook famous!

 

This sweet face is Pato!  Pato has been in quite a bit of trouble lately.  His family almost needed our help back in November after Pato ate the foot of a hard plastic toy. The toy got stuck in his intestines and had to be removed.  Pato had been doing well since then, but recently started vomiting and acting strangely again. As it turns out, when his body tried to heal from the last surgery, some of the scar tissue ended up cutting off circulation to his spleen. Thanks to your generous donations and our friends at West End Veterinary Clinic, Pato was able to have surgery to remove his spleen and fix some of his scar tissue.  He is back home with his family and doing well.

 

 

This cutie pie is Honey!  Poor Honey developed a severe infection of her uterus that required an emergency spay. Her dad who is elderly and on disability couldn’t afford the surgery, but thanks to all of our VET Fund supporters, we were able to get her into surgery and back home with dad.  Here she is at her follow up appointment with her new friends from Helping Hands! Read more about the importance of spaying your dog here

 

This pretty girl is Hazel!  Hazel was rotten and decided to eat some socks!  When they became stuck in her intestines, her family couldn’t afford the expensive surgery to remove them.  Thanks to your generous donations and some help from our friends at West End Veterinary Clinic, Hazel is back home with the family who loves her, and hopefully laying off of the socks!