Handipets Pets In Need

Cooper American Bulldog/Boxer mix needs surgery

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on March 26, 2010

  I would like to post a story about my American bulldog/boxer mix who was
 born with a birth defect that twisted both his hind tibia’s and fibula’s
 and dislocated both his hind kneecaps disabling him from walking. His
 reconstructive surgeries were estimates at $3500 each leg.

The first  surgery was performed and with donations we were able to put just about  $1500 towards it. The remaining $2000 balance still remains and his left
 leg needs the same surgery. I am looking for any kind of way to accept  donations.

I have a chip in page set up that is already accepting donations.
 Cooper’s surgery was and will be performed at Metropolitan Veterinary  Hospital in Copley, OH. Donations can also be made directly to the  hospital. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for your  time.


Handipets Kennel Rebuild Project Begins

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on March 25, 2010

We had a few fundraisers going but time was running out.  We did raise enough funds to get a few panels but finally we asked my sister if she could get us a small loan to get the rest of the panels because the kennel continues to collapse inward and it’s becoming dangerous to humans and soon will be a danger to animals.  Between the donations we did get and the loan we were able to get enough panels and lumber to build two solid walls.  We are still trying to raise donations for a wire wall to complete the structure and for the materials needed for the feline containment trap netting that must be in place around the perimeter of the fence in order for us to tear out the ruins of the collapsed kennel and allow the animals to use the new one.

Here is a slideshow of the work in progress

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If you cannot view the slide show CLICK HERE to view the photo album

If you can help out please do, we are making progress but without your help we will not be able to finish.

Rescued Stray Chow needs major surgery

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on March 23, 2010

Paypal and Vet info coming soon, please bookmark this page this little one needs all the promoting he can get

This pup is lucky to have such a loving family help him through this rough time.  This family is verified by IMOM and is in the screening process at Microgiving.com

IMOM Pet in Need Page

Hi Becky,
thanks for your website. what a need there is for something like this.

Here’s the story of the stray plus a photo.  I’ll get more photos after he gets out of surgery. let me know if i should do anything else.

laurie klinger


Thursday 3/18 at about 6 am I was driving down a dark street and barely made out an object lying in the road.  It was a black chow mix.  A neighbor saw a car hit him and speed off without stopping.  The dog was alert but in a lot of pain.  I waited two hours for animal control to show up.  They helped me get him in my truck and I took him to an emergency vet.

He has a broken humerus and multiple fractures of his pelvis.  But other signs looked normal, no internal injuries.   Broken bones can be mended.  But it requires surgery that can only be done by a specialty vet.  That coupled with the emergency vet care to stabilize him shot up the costs astronomically to over $7,000.  I hate the thought of putting down an animal whose injuries are so curable.  So since Thursday I have been searching for alternatives.  I have two non-profits who have pledged a total of $1430 so far.


1. emergency and stabilization care at:

Noah’s animal hospital
5500 millersville rd, indpls, in
317 253 1327

$2,350 (I have already paid this, but this vet said it would accept donations until next Tuesday 3/30 and reimburse me).  They kept him till today 3/22 when i delivered him for surgery to:

2.  vca veterinary specialty center
9745 randall drive, indpls, in
317 848 0318

$5,000 for 3 surgeries

He will need three surgeries – one for the humerus, two for the pelvis.  Maximum fee $5,000.  This vet generously cut the fees almost in half from the original $9400.  He also lowered the down payment from half upfront to only $500 upfront.  And he will let me make monthly payments of $660 for six months instead of paying in full at release.

These were all extraordinarily generous concessions, and against protocol.  I am very grateful.  But still a lot for me to cover on my income.  I make about $23,000/yr rehabbing properties in my low income neighborhood and renting them.   It takes me a long time to finish a place.  I do almost all the work myself.  Right now I live off 5 rental units.

A lot of people think it’s crazy for me to have taken things this far.  And they’re probably right because I don’t know anything about this guy.  But he just has broken bones which are fixable.  And I’d rather err on the side of compassion than practicality.

If anyone can contribute any amount to either location – you can call and explain what it’s for.   both vets should be able to verify costs and validity.

also dog will need about 8 weeks to heal, so if you know anyone who could foster or adopt him in the indianapolis area – please have them call me.  i have 2 chow mixes of my own and they’re a handful.  i also have front and back porch steps – all of which would make it very difficult to care for him.


Laurie Klinger

Max Needs some Tests done can you help?

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on March 19, 2010

My 4.5 year old corgi had a severe back issue last December, after all the tests came back negative, the vet and neurologist decided to wait and see if the problem comes back again.  In the meantime his two illnesses were 25% of my unemployment income last year and now he can not get his vaccinations this year because the vets do not know if his issue was autoimmune or back related.  I need help with these tests to see if his immunity for overdue rabies is high enough to skip this shot and the others he is coming due for.  The vets are afraid to give these shots not knowing if his issue was autoimmune related.  If this condition comes back his expenses will be probably thousand of dollars and I do not have the money, but love my dog with all my heart and soul and would give my life for him to be alive and healthy.  Any help u can give would be appreciated.

My vet is Dr. LeVeque @ D’Adamo Veterinary, 30000 Joy Rd., Livonia, mi  48150, 734-421-1800.

Browndog Needs Some Medical Testing

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on March 5, 2010

I need help paying for tests for my 9-year old dog. Her name is Browndog. I have had her since she was 6 weeks old. Early part of Dec, 2009 she started loosing the ability to walk on her hind legs.

She has undergone tests and been seen by a neurologist, Before the neurologist examined Browndog they thought it was her knees and they were going to do surgery. We were referred to the surgeon and he said it was not her knees but her spinal cord. She has been on steroyds and pain medications.

The neurologist localized her problem to the middle of her spinal cord. Said is could be from protruding disk, degenerative problem or a mass. But to conclude the exact problem they need to do an abdominal ultrasound, thoracic raadiographs and an MRI. We have already spent our savings treating her to date. We are broke and these tests are going to cost aprox $3,000.00. We just don’t know what to do, we don’t want to put her to sleep. But do not want to see her in pain either.

If anyone has suggestion, please let us know.

Thank you in advance for any advise you may provide

Jennifer Eynon

Browndogs Veterinary info is below.  All images are clickable for larger view

Handipets Kennel Rebuild FundRaiser

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on March 2, 2010

First we wish to thank Lisanne Walke of Rockin’ & Ridin’ for Autism for assisting us in this fundraiser.  They created this awesome flier for us and are helping us promote this fundraiser in hopes that we can get our “Crippled Critters” into a larger, safe, private, community accepted, stockade kennel with feline containment netting.

Dixie Thunder of Aiken County SC helped us raise funds to build a small lumber and wire mesh kennel for our special critters.  Unfortunately weather and outside animals trying to get in took it’s toll on the kennel through 2009 and the 2010 South Carolina snowstorm finally destroyed it.  We are spending precious funds on temporary patchups of a collapsing kennel when what we need is to build a new one.  We can’t keep patching the existing one AND buy new fence panels at the same time.  This is where we need help.  We can keep patching the existing damaged kennel as long as someone is willing to help us buy new fence panels.  Once we have all the fence panels we need we can begin erect the new fence, tear down the remains of the old one and recycle whatever we can to finish off the new one.

We run our kennel purely out of pocket and with the annual Crippled Critter Benefit Events held by Dixie Thunder.  This alone helps us care for the animals, providing them high quality grain/gluten free commercial foods such as
Taste of the Wild Roasted Venison and Smoked Salmon
dry food,
Dick Van Patten’s  Natural Balance┬« L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets┬« Venison & Green Pea Canned Formula,
Honest Kitchen
dehydrated raw food for cats as well as raw foods a diet known as BARF

We also use botanical and holistic care and buy items locally at Aiken County’s Herb Store

How you can help

We can accept gift cards for Superpetz as this is the only local store that sells the dry and canned foods we feed our crew.  Helping us with animal food helps us put our funds toward fence panels.

We can accept gift cards for Home Depot which has the lowest price stockade fence panels in our area and they have an E-Gift card program.

We can accept gift cards for The Tractor Supply Company which has the right size wire mesh at the lowest cost in our area.

We can pick up items purchased if you wish to just purchase one or more of the items we need and let the store know Amy Hawkinson will pick up.

The Store addresses are:
Home Depot
Aiken #1117

1785 Whiskey Road
Aiken, SC 29803

1589 Whiskey Road
Aiken, SC 29803

Tractor Supply Company

(803) 648-4449

Finally we are accepting Credit/Debit/Paypal donations here: