Homeless Needed Assistance with Sick Pet
Renee has been livingin her car for two months in Cartersville, GA. She receives food stamps and makes money doing odd jobs. She lives in her car and when she has extra money will get a motel room. She learned about Feeding Pets of the Homeless® on the internet and called us when her dog, Blue, a four-month old black Chihuahua Jack Russell Terrier mix was lethargic, not drinking or eating, was vomiting, had blood and worms in his stool, and was feeling hot all over his body. We verified she was homeless. We approved an examination at Animal Medical Center one of over 1,000 hospitals across the country that is in our network.
Pet was able to Receive Treatment
After the exam, the veterinarian recommended a parvo test, which we approved. Blue unfortunately tested positive. We approved treatment that included: a fecal test, intestinal parasite elimination, parvo test, hospitalization, inpatient monitoring, catheterization and iv fluids, cerenia and convenia injections, potassium chloride injection, and additional medications. We also assisted with a special diet as well as a bath. We contributed $1,000 towards treatment. His owner contributed $360 and we received $213 in discounts from the hospital.
Homeless People Love their Pet as Much as You Love Yours
We estimate that 20-25% of homeless have a pet that they love as much as you love yours. And many of those pets have never had vaccinations. This case illustrates the importance of regular veterinary care.
Our Case Managers average over 20 emergency cases a week, just like Blue.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless® believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human/animal bond, which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. Our task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets.P
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