Supporters of DoveLewis Stray Animal and Wildlife Fund make a huge difference in these lives and many more. Hannah and all the injured or ill strays we see and treat at DoveLewis send a big thanks to those who so kindly support this fund!
Hannah, a blind stray Pug
Hannah, a blind stray Pug was brought to DoveLewis over the July 4th holiday weekend after she ran away from her North Portland home because she was so frightened by fireworks. She was found by a good Samaritan and brought to DoveLewis. DoveLewis scans all strays for microchips and posts photos of all strays on the lost and found page of our website, Thankfully, Hannah was successfully reunited with her family.
Stray kitten, 2 siblings & their mom
This adorable stray kitten, 2 siblings and their mom were brought to DoveLewis in June.
Nine abandonded ginuea pigs
Injured Stray Cockatiel found in a parking lot
A good Samaritan found this stray Cockatiel who had an injured foot and brough the bird to DoveLewis in July.
Female chicken found in a box in some bushes
This stray female chicken was found in urban Portland in July. She was incubating eggs and had been placed in a box which was then left in some bushes. The good Samaritan who found her brought her to DoveLewis.
Stray injured parakeet brought to DoveLewis
This injured stray Parakeet who had a superficial abrasion - and another Parakeet - were found by a Good Samaritan at the same location in July. Both birds were brought to DoveLewis.
Summers are historically our busiest times in the hospital at DoveLewis. In July, we had quite a few domestic avian strays brought to DoveLewis in addition to injured small wild birds and wildlife we see here every month. All donations to DoveLewis' Stray Animal & Wildlife Progam make a big difference to the injured or ill animals who are brought to DoveLewis, enabling these animals to have a second chance.
Thanks for your support of the DoveLewis Stray Animal and Wildlife Fund.
The past several months have been busy for injured or ill strays being brought to DoveLewis by good Samaritans, police officers, firefighters and animal services. As the spring and summer days get longer, our stray numbers tend to increase. Because DoveLewis never closes, strays can be brougt to DoveLewis at any hour of the day or night. With the onset of "kitten season", which typically begins in March, we have seen an increase in stray cats and orphaned kittens - some orphaned kittens so young they were thought to have been born the day they were found and brought to DoveLewis. In April, 105 injured or ill stray domestic pets. birds or small wildlife were brought to DoveLewis, which is the most we have treated in one month since October of 2014. Thanks to our donors who so kindly support the Stray Animal & Wildlife Fund at DoveLewis - you help make it possible for the DoveLewis clinical team to help these animals in need - we thank you, and the animals thank you for your support.
A few photos of injured or ill strays who were recently brought to DoveLewis:
Thanks for your support from these strays and all the injured or ill strays who come through DoveLewis' doors 24/7/365.
Dove received a record number of owl patients in the last 4 months! We also had a blue heron, 3 seagulls, and 3 hawks as well as the usual dogs, cats, and rodents. We would not be able to care for these animals without the donor-supported Stray and Wildlife Fund. The Fund exists to help injured strays or wildlife without families to provide the resources for their care. You are the reason we are able to continue this program- thank you!
DoveLewis is also very proud to have been voted one of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies in the nonprofit category by the Portland Business Journal for the eighth year! Thanks to our amazing staff members, founders, board, clients, supporters and community partners. All of you helped us earn this wonderful recognition.
We want to share a special stray story with you this winter:
Alone, hairless, deaf and in need of emergency veterinary care—that’s how the neglected and frightened stray dog, Walter, was found late one night in August. His bare skin was damaged and sore because of a chronic skin disease or chemical burns. At 12 years of age, he was also suffering from a heart murmur, severe dental disease and overgrown nails.
It was about midnight when he was brought to DoveLewis, where a team of skilled veterinary professionals provided him with the immediate treatment and compassion he desperately needed. But Walter might not be where he is today, continuing to heal in foster care, if it weren’t for the help of our generous supporters.
As a nonprofit, 24-hour animal hospital, DoveLewis relies on donations to continue serving the Pacific Northwest in unique and vital ways. DoveLewis offers five donor-funded programs to the community, including a Stray Animal & Wildlife Program, a Velvet Assistance Fund for qualifying low-income families facing veterinary emergencies, and a Charlie Fund for abused animals.
Thank you for supporting us-- we were able to treat and care for Walter because you gave to the Stray and Wildlife Fund. Have a wonderful holiday season!
We help hundreds of sick and injured stray animals and wildlife each year—in fact, we never turn an ailing one away. Last year, we provided stabilizing care for 1,666 animals. We receive minimal funding from counties in which we serve and depend on the support of donors to help fund treatment for these animals.
Good samaritans are asked to make a donation for the care of the animal they have rescued, but the expense is often much greater than the contribution. DoveLewis also treats injured wildlife, a cost that is unfortunately not reimbursed by anyone. Care for wildlife and the remainder of the expenses for stray and lost animal care is covered through the Stray Animal & Wildlife Fund.
Here are just a few of the stray patients we’ve helped this year thanks to the support of people just like you:
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