Stray Animal & Wildlife Fund

Dec 13, 2012

Encouraging Words

Animals all over town are grateful for your most generous donations. Your gift will truly have a direct impact – we couldn’t do what we do without you.

 Your involvement and investment help DoveLewis’ life-saving team provide the very best in emergency and critical care for animals whenever it is needed! And, at the same time, you are providing resources to build on the success of community programs such as the blood bank that provides over 600 vital transfusions each year to animals in need, the pet loss support program, emergency medical care for stray and wild animals, and financial assistance to help low-income clients cover emergency costs for their pets.

 Our team of veterinarians, technicians, and dozens of other members of the support staff quite literally hold the future of many animals in their hands each and every day. Your involvement sends an important message that you share our commitment to providing the very best compassionate medicine possible.

 Caring for all the animals requires a special group effort – thank you for being a valued part of our team!

“Sylvia was treated aggressively for rat poisoning and survived.  My local vet's quick referral to DoveLewis was the only reason my beloved pet survived.  I will be sure to inform all my friends and neighbors about the quality of care you provided.  Ever thankful “ Mary H.

 “I was very impressed with the professionalism of all staff.  As a nurse, I felt that this was an excellent & caring facility.  Thank you very much for your kindness and compassion.” Anonymous

 “I wish human hospitals were this effective, warm, compassionate, and communicative.  We feel so lucky that our Chappy (4 yr/old French Bulldog) was so well cared for, following his surgery complications/post op.  We slept well (or as well as possible when one is worried about their “furry family member”)  knowing he was safe and lovingly watched over all night.  Thanks so much!” Amy L.

Sep 11, 2012

Warmer days mean more strays

Hundreds of injured strays, lost pets and hurt wild animals come to DoveLewis from county shelters, Good Samaritan citizens, police officers, and firefighters each year. We also regularly care for injured wildlife when the Audubon Society is closed in the evening. (Audubon Society is open 7 days a week from 9:00AM to 5:00PM)

We try to find every injured stray’s owner by taking a snapshot of the animal, and posting it on our Lost & Found Pet Database. This database is the most comprehensive place to look for a lost pet in the Portland area.

It is not uncommon for the cost of emergency treatment for lost, stray, and wild animals to rise above $200,000 every year. DoveLewis works with all county shelters, and complies with their protocols regarding stray animals. We receive minimal reimbursement for emergency stray care from the surrounding counties animal control agencies.

That reimbursement comes only for animals which county agents bring in themselves. 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.

Jun 7, 2012

A Port in the Storm

Budget Shortfall Looms for Stray Program

A port in a storm. The only place to turn. A comforting place in the middle of the night for the animals who need it most. There are many ways to describe the DoveLewis Stray Animal and Wildlife Program. We treat hundreds of animals every year who are injured and desperate. As the only place to bring an injured stray or wild animal 24 hours a day, the need for this program is great. Cats, dogs, hummingbirds, ducks and squirrels – DoveLewis is here to treat and comfort injured animals of all kinds. But we are facing a budget shortfall as we head toward the end of our fiscal year (June 30.) We need just under $10,000 to cover our Stray Animal and Wildlife Program expenses to ensure we don’t have to make cuts to next year’s budget. Please consider a gift to help us continue to help all of these animals who have no advocate; no voice.

Mar 5, 2012

DoveLewis saves lives everyday

DoveLewis saves lives everyday. That’s not news to you. The tight economy is affecting non-profits. That isn’t news either. But here is something that may be news to you as a supporter of DoveLewis: our life-saving donor-funded community programs are feeling the pinch.

 The Stray Animal & Wildlife program never turns away an injured stray, but the guidelines for treatment depends on prudent use of funds. The Charlie Fund for Abused Animals provides abused and neglected animals with the care they need. This fund is used in emergencies, often for animals who are near death. 

 The following quote is from a family who’s pet is alive and healthy today due to Stray Animal benefits:

 “I had a pretty rough day on the day I went to DoveLewis. My dog was hurt and taken to DoveLewis for life-saving care. Treatment for my dog was given by DoveLewis who then located me. Thank you for taking care of my baby and making her better.”

 Please help us recharge our Stray Animal & Wildlife program so that we can help our community meet the needs of all of the animals that need our care. No other emergency animal hospital in this community is a nonprofit that relies on its donors like DoveLewis. Our philanthropically-supported services make us different and vital to Portland’s animal-loving community.

 As a DoveLewis supporter and animal lover, we are counting on you.

Dec 2, 2011

Another Stray Animal & Wildlife Fund Success Story

Your donations make our Stray Animal & Wildlife Fund work.

Nimue, a cattle dog, escaped from her backyward. She had been outside for less than an hour when her owners got the phone call from DoveLewis. Nimue had been found hurt running down the freeway. When her owners rushed to DoveLewis, they found her already receiving excellent emergency care thanks to our Stray Animal & Wildlife Fund.

Because of your support we were able to help over 10,200 furry family members in our community. We hope that you will support us in the future so that we can continue to do what we do best: provide exceptional emergency care to the furry family members in our community.

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DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital

Portland, OR, United States

Project Leader

Alan Mahan

Portland, OR United States

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