We do it for the animals
Donations to benefit AWL’s Medical Fund
This year on #GivingTuesday, two of our generous donors have agreed to match up to $20,000.00 in donations on Tuesday, November 30th.
A contribution from you, no matter the amount, will make a big difference in the life of a sick, injured or abused animal.
Donations toward our medical fund will help those animals in need of extra medical procedures such as cherry-eye surgery, inguinal hernia repair and long-term care. These types of procedures are at an additional expense to the shelter which then applies the cost to the adoption fee at a greatly discounted price. The animal medical donation fund helps to offset the cost of these procedures rather than applying additional fees to the cost of an animal’s adoption.
one pet at a time
Sometimes they just need a little extra help.
taking part in
Wally is a sweet little pup, 1 of 9, born with Cherry Eye.
Thanks to Dr. Vernet, little Wally was fixed up and recovered just fine. Fixing “Cherry Eye” isn’t always this easy. To identify or diagnose cherry eye, veterinarians perform a thorough eye examination.
Symptoms and Identification
When a pet has cherry eye, the third eyelid will appear swollen and look more prominent than normal. A small, often pink or red, round mass or bulge is often seen at the inside corner of the eye. The pet will usually produce mucous-like tears from the eye instead of normal, clear tears. This occurs because the gland has trouble producing enough tears to keep the eye moist. It may also occur because cherry eyes can lead to eye infections more easily. Sometimes the eye itself will seem swollen or red, especially when compared with the healthy eye.
Dr. Vernet to the Rescue
Dr. Vernet made an incision in the lining of the tear producing gland and tucked it back in. With a watchful eye and a few days with a cone and medication on the eye, Wally was all set to go. Dr. Vernet said that dogs of Wally’s breed are usually born with the condition.
Cost of cherry eye surgery ranges from $300-$800 depending on which procedure is performed and how severely the eye is affected. Monthly medication cost for medical treatment is usually $25-$75 depending on which medications are needed.
Wally became a shelter favorite very quickly! Everyone pitched in to help in his recovery and keep him company as he was the last of the litter left in the shelter. It was only a few days after he was cleared by the medical team that he found his Fur-ever home. Wally is now living his best life with a local family!
Thank you for taking the time to read the stories of just a few of our medically needy pets. Every pet in our care receives the full medical attention it deserves. Cases like those above can put a strain on our medical department and those who care for the animals, before, during and after their treatment. When you donate to our medical fund you are helping to save the lives of those who could not save themselves.
Please help us reach our 40,000 goal. This goal wouldn’t be possible without the help of our generous donors who have agreed to match up to $20,000!!!
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