Nov 24, 2020

#GivingTuesday for Dogs like King

King
King

 

Your support will help dogs like King and his human Porseha.

Porseha has been living in her vehicle for the past three years in the Sacramento area.  Porseha is unemployed and receives SNAP benefits (food stamps).

Another homeless person gave her a Pit Bull puppy, she named King.  It is common among homeless to give puppies to others.  Many of these puppies end up in animal shelters after animal control picks them up from camps or on the streets.   It is unfortunate the owners of these pets do not have the resources for spay/neuters or vaccinations. It is our policy during a procedure, if anesthesia is required we ask the doctor if a “spay or neuter” would be appropriate.  If the answer is “yes,” they ask permission from the guardian and we pay for the extra procedure.  We always have the doctor update any vaccinations that are needed

King was hit by a vehicle and was seriously injured. Porseha walked into VCA Sacramento Emergency Veterinary Hospital looking for assistance for the puppy. The VCA staff contacted Feeding Pets of the Homeless (they have worked with us on a past case) to ask if we could provide assistance. An intake interview was completed over the phone and homelessness verification was confirmed by a case manager.

Feeding Pets of the Homeless approved emergency care for King. The puppy was having difficulty breathing and was experiencing severe pain in the pelvis area.

Diagnosis was bruising on lungs and a pelvic fracture.  King was provided pain management, oxygen therapy, ultrasound, x rays and vaccinations.  Suggested to keep puppy in a small area for up to 6 weeks for it to heal without surgery.  Feeding Pets of the Homeless contributed a total of $630 for treatment.  The hospital discounted $70.

During the Holidays, many homeless will be spending it with the only companion they have.  A pet can relieve the pain of loneliness, keep each other warm, protect and provide unconditional love.  When that pet is injured or ill, the guilt of not being able to afford care is heartbreaking.  Your support helps us to treat these loving pets.  

Feeding Pets of the Homeless has been rated by Charity Navigator with a rating of 100 of 100.

Stay safe and stay hopeful,

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Nov 10, 2020

Mojo and Dana

The year has had unprecedented and unpredictable events… pandemic, civil unrest, extreme storms and wildfires… impacts that have been far greater than anyone could have anticipated.  Impacts on local and global, on individual levels and for us at Feeding Pets of the Homeless. 

One thing is certain; your support has enabled us to help the thousands of pets that belong to the homeless across the country. 

During the Holiday Season, we are remaining vigilant.  The changes we have had to make to our season celebrations are extremely hard and stressful.  We know there are bigger challenges ahead and we are ready.

This case and others due to the pandemic are becoming more frequent.

Dana has been homeless for one month living in Lady Lake, Florida. Dana became homeless due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dana is unemployed and the only assistance she is receiving is food stamps.

Dana heard about Feeding Pets of the Homeless from a local veterinarian. Mojo is a six-year-old neutered Schipperke. Mojo is Danas’ certified service animal. Mojo takes medication for allergy and skin issues. While Dana was on the bus her purse was stolen which contained Mojos daily medication. Mojo had begun suffering red itching bumps all over his body due to not having his medication. Homeless verification was completed through Dept. of Welfare. An exam was approved at Magnolia Animal Hospital.

After the examination, the veterinarian found that Mojo was suffering from a much more serious condition then allergies. Mojo had an enlarged heart and was in heart failure.

Recommended treatment was medication to stabilize.  Feeding Pets of the Homeless approved treatment and contributed $689 towards care.   Magnolia Animal Hospital donated the diuretic medication for Mojo.

Thank you for your trust in Feeding Pets of the Homeless.

Stay healthy and safe,

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Oct 9, 2020

Nearly 30 Million People Are Now At Risk of Eviction by Year's End

In June, the COVID 19 Eviction Defense Project and the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program projected that 19 -23 million renters in the United States were at risk of eviction by the end of September representing up to 1 in 5 renter households (Read the full report here).

They now estimate that 29% of American Renters or 28.9million people living in 12.6 million households could be at risk of eviction by the end of 2020 if conditions do not change.

This painful year has taken far too much from far too many.  Yet, homeless individuals in the United States had practically nothing to lose in the first place.  These people and their pets know the hardship that renters being evicted will soon experience. 

My heart goes to the homeless and those whom are about to be homeless.

This case was called in just before the wildfires in Oregon.

Angela is homeless in her car for the past three years in Medford, OR.  She parks wherever the police don’t kick her out and she receives social security income.  She called Feeding Pets of the Homeless® after she learned about us from No Pet Left Behind when her dog, Journey, a sweet nine-year-old spayed female 11-pound Cavalier kept shaking her head and wasn’t eating much.  We verified her homelessness with a local non-profit organization where she receives services and approved an examination at Roxy Ann Veterinary Hospital in Central Point.

After the exam, the veterinarian advised us that Journey’s teeth were very bad.  We approved dental extractions which included:  bloodwork, x-rays, hospitalization, iv catheter and fluids, anesthesia, injections, pain medications, and dental extraction surgery.  Unfortunately all of her teeth were extracted but one.  We assisted with $669 and received $70 in discounts.

We haven't been able to get in touch with Angela since the fires.

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