Handipets Pets In Need

Please Help Ivy she was hit by a car

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on December 24, 2008


is incredibly lucky to be alive right now. Believe it or not, Ivy was
run over by a car. She crawled up on a woman’s doorstep and just wagged
her tail. She had apparently suffered all night long before she was
able to make it to the vet.

This sweetie has been through so much.

It turns out that Ivy broke BOTH rear legs (4 bones total). Ivy was
transferred to another animal hospital where she underwent surgery to
repair both legs. Everyone that meets her is absolutely amazed with how
sweet she is, despite being in so much pain.

Ivy has now been through THREE surgeries to repair her legs at the cost of $2300.00. We need your help to pay her bill.

Ivy is just one of many special medical need pups that we have put
back together. Our vet bills currently exceed $10,000.00 and as a city
shelter, we just do not have the funds to keep on going like this.

Although we are a municipal shelter, we try to save every dog that
comes through our doors no matter what their injuries or illnesses may
be. If we do not receive some major financial assistance soon, we are
not going to be able to continue to save as many as we do.

Ivy is currently living in a small cage at the vet’s office because
we have no foster homes available for her. In addition to your
financial support, Ivy also needs a loving, indoor foster home. If you
live in the memphis area and can provide one, please contact us at

It feels like are always begging – and we know that economic times
are rough, but we believe in giving every dog a chance at life…please
support us in our mission. Thank you so much for caring about our dogs.


Update 12/23/08

Thanks to Doggie Angel, Nancy, we now only have to raise $2000
instead of $2300 for Ivy’s vet bill! Nancy kindly made a private
donation of $300 directly to the shelter.

If you can help, please visit http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2008-12-19.3882971438

10 mo. old Border Collie Hit by Truck

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on December 24, 2008


Ali finally got to come home today! She spent the past 8 days at The
Pet Hospital in Bessemer City. She was anemic from her injury so had to
have a blood transfusion from a sweet donor dog to enable her to have
her surgery. However, once the vet started the surgery, he found that
her femur was too shattered to repair so he had to remove her leg. It
was sad news for Christopher and his family but at least Ali will be
able to recover and hopefully, live a long happy life. Christopher
learned at tough lesson and knows now that he must be very careful and
always take Ali out on a leash unless she is in a fenced yard. The
Bostwicks want to thank the staff and Dr. Nuemzic for taking such good
care of Ali. The comments from the team were all about how sweet Ali is
and what a good dog she is. She will have some healing time but the
prognosis is that she will be back to her playful self in a couple
weeks or so and the Dr. bet Christopher that she’d be outrunning him
within a year!
Thank you for reading about Ali and every dollar donated is very
much appreciated. The bill ended up being a little over $900 so we’ve
updated the amount needed. It is a very busy and expensive time of year
but if you can help even just a little, Ali and her family will be so
grateful. Happy Holidays and Ali sends a big sloppy kiss and a Woof!!

Ali, a 10 month old Border Collie, belongs to Christopher.
Christopher recently lost his job and then couldn’t afford his
apartment so moved in with his Granddad, but Granddad was allergic to
Ali. Christopher has been searching for a job but hasn’t had a lot of
luck but has been finding odd jobs refinishing wood floors, his
previous profession. So, he and Ali went back home to stay for a while.
The whole family loves animals and Christopher, who was diagnosed with
diabetes as a young teen, was saved by the family’s dog when he started
going into a diabetic coma.
Christopher took Ali out to potty before going to bed as he had
done where he previously lived with her – off leash -but something
caught her eye and she walked out into the road and a speeding truck
came out of nowhere, hit her, and drove off without even slowing down.

Ali was taken to the emergency animal hospital and fortunately,
only her leg was broken. But, her femur is broken in 5 places so the
options are to either have surgery to have a plate put in which will
allow her to heal and eventually, return to the happy, playful puppys
she is. The second option is to amputate. Both are costly but the
surgery has been quoted at $1300 and this cost has been verified by
another vet as being a fair cost.
So, we are trying to raise money to help Ali keep her leg and
mend her as well as Christopher’s broken heart. His Mom is due to have
a baby any day now but she wants to help save Ali’s leg, too, and is
paying for Ali’s stay at the vet hospital this weekend to make sure she
is stable enough to have the surgery on Monday 12/15.
Thank you for at least reading about Ali and Christopher and if
you can help with a small donation, Ali, Christopher, the whole family
and all of us who care about them will be very grateful.

If you can help, please visit http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2008-12-13.9076678152

Kimba needs Surgery because of being Abused and Abandoned. Please Help!!

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on December 19, 2008


meet my very special cat…Kimba (the white lion). He was Abandoned
last winter, when he was approx 3-4 months old . I rescued him and He
is now 1 year old. He has been my best friend and brought me nothing
but joy. He has been such a positive and happy part of my life,
especially since I’ve been battling a long rough road with some
personal hardships.

I recently rushed Kimba to the vet because he couldn’t get up.
After an extensive examination and xrays (which I’ve already paid for),
the vet has determined he has 2 broken/crushed joints near the hip area
and said they’ve been broken for a very long time because the bones
(joints) have literally deteriorated and there are some fragments
floating around his hip area that are causing him terrible pain. (this
is enough proof for me that the idiots that abandoned him also abused
him!!) He is now on pain meds, because the pain is the ONLY thing
stopping him. During examination, the vet found that his tissues and
muscles have taken over the movement of his legs, replacing the joint
usage and thats why all this time (even throughout all his regular
check-ups) he’s never shown anything was wrong and has been acting
normally. However, the bones have become so bad, the pain is now too
much for him to bare.

Unfortunately he can’t stay on the pain meds for more then 30 days,
because they can give him a bleeding ulcer and he can die, as well as
he can die from the pain because he won’t be able to eat or function
from it. The vet said the humane thing to do would be surgery to remove
whats left of the broken joints and fragments that are causing the
pain. She guaranteed if we get the surgery done, he’ll be able to
continue to live and function normally….running, jumping, playing and
just being his lovable sweet self. If we don’t do the surgery then he
will die from the meds/pain or I will have to euthanize him and I DON’T
want to do that!! He deserves to continue to live a happy life…where
he is loved and appreciated more then anyone can imagine!!

Please find it in your heart to help me give him back the happiness
he has given me. I’m still trying to get back on my feet, so I can’t
afford to pay for the entire surgery. The total cost for both legs to
be done is $2600. I need to come up with at least half ($1300 ) and the
vet will let me make monthy payments after that……..So PLEASE help
me!!! I don’t want to let him down like those idiots did when they
threw him out…..and that was after who knows what kind of abuse they
did to him!!! So….please find it in your heart to give just one more
gift during this holiday season and contribute to help save Kimba. His
name so suits him….he is as strong as any “lion” I’ve ever seen to
endure what he’s gone through!!

Wishing you a happy, safe and loving holiday season!! Thank you and bless you all!!

If you can help, please visit: http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2008-12-07.3025711775

Pancreatitis treatment for Kiki

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on December 19, 2008


Kiki was transferred to the Seattle Veterinary Specialists
(www.svsvet.com) from the VCA Five Corner. She had surgery last Sunday
for a pancreatitis, which led to sepsis in her system. Prior to the
transfering, Dr. gave us 3 options:

1. Surgery

2. Keep current treatment, which Kiki doesn’t response to it.

3. Stop everything.

Since Kiki has always been a sweet dog since we adopted her from the
shelter in 2004, we decided to do everything that we could to save her.
Therefore, we transported her to Seattle Veterinary Specialists, where
the surgery took place. Before the surgery, they found fluid in her
stomach. Dr. Michael Mison was her surgeon. After the surgery was done,
Dr. did not know what caused the infection since Kiki has been on a
special diet food (the WD + Innova). Kiki is still in critical
condition. Therefore, she has to stay in the hospital for a while with
the additional amount of $1,200 – $1,500 per 24hr. We are running out
money for Kiki’s hospital bill. We would greatly appreciate any
assistance through this difficult time. Kiki is currently staying at
the Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Kirland, WA.

If you can help please visit: http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2008-12-10.6225987503

Jezzy is Half-Way There!

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on December 18, 2008


Jezzy is a 25-lb. Australian Shepherd who loves to dance on her
back legs! She is around 2 years old, and was found earlier this year
as a stray at Ft. Hood, TX. She was due to be euthanized but one of the
vet techs couldn’t let that happen, and took her home. She was not able
to keep her, however, so Jezzy made her way to Austin Aussie Rescue. From September though October, she participated in a training program at Triple Crown Academy in Hutto, TX.

On November 14, Jezzy went to daycare at Taurus Training and Doggy Play Day with her foster brother, Indy.
Somehow their leashes entangled getting out of the car, and in a freak
accident, Jezzy ended up with a serious spiral fracture to both the
tibia and fibia (upper and lower leg bones).

She had surgery on Monday, November 17, at the Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital and we are now paying off our bills of over $2,000.
The good news is the surgery went well and the vet believes she has a
good chance for a full recovery. Her two-week checkup looked good and
her doctor was pleased with her progress. Jezzy still has five more
weeks of crate rest. Her foster family is dedicated to keeping her
quiet so her bones can heal properly. We did collect $850 from a previous Fundable and over $200 in checks.

We are asking for your help to contribute toward Jezzy’s vet
bills so we can see her dancing again — in a few more weeks! And, once
she gets the OK from the vet, Jezzy needs a permanent, loving home. See
Jezzy’s Petfinder page here (includes a video). See more pictures here!

If you prefer, you can mail a check to:
Austin Aussie Rescue
PO Box 10426
AUSTIN TX 78766-1426

Your donations are tax-deductible – Austin Aussie Rescue is affiliated with South Texas Aussie Rescue, a 501(c)3 approved organization.

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Destiny injured 8wk kitten found on tollway

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on December 18, 2008


is an 8 week old kitten tortiseshell that most likely was warming
herself on someones car engine when they took off for work last
Wednesday. We found her stumbling around on the on Marengo on ramp for
I-90 with a bloody nose and mouth and injury to her rear end and tail.

She was taken immediately to one of our local vets and after
careful exam and xrays was treated for a degloved tail and shock. After
a week of hoping we could save the tail it 1/2 of it had to be
amputated this Saturday 12-13. Today 12-16 we had to take a little more
tail off. You can the picture of Destiny sporting her new look as of
today and as you can see she has the run of the clinic. Trying to get a
picture of her is impossible.

Animal Services and Assistance Programs Inc. is a not-for-profit
organization that provides free food, supplies, services and programs
to the animal welfare community. In the past 2 months we have shipped 6
truckloads of dog and cat food across the US and Puerto Rico with 2
more trucks to be delivered before Christmas. Our mission is to help
rescues and shelters help the animals in their communities. We provide
medical services to animals that are in need of placement to rescues
and shelters but otherwise would not be placeable due to the
prohibitive costs of medical care needed to make them healthy enough to

When Destiny is well she will be placed with a local area rescue for adoption until then she will be with a foster home.

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