Kitten Rescued from St. John's Bridge
Kitten rescued from St. John's Bridge
On June 19, Portland firefighters rescued a kitten from a girder below the main deck of the St. Johns Bridge. The female kitten, named "Lucky" by the firefighters, was turned over to an officer with Multnomah County Animal Services, and was then brought to DoveLewis for treatment of an eye infection and a chin abrasion before being transferred back to the county for adoption. No one knows how the kitten managed to find itself in such a precarious situation, but this heartwarming story had a happy ending that captured the attention of Portland media and animal lovers alike.
DoveLewis' Charlie Fund for Abused Animals helps in Portland cat stabbing case
Animal lovers were horrified to hear the sad story of two cats who were apparently stabbed a neighborhood of Portland and brought to DoveLewis in June. Both cats underwent surgery at DoveLewis, as the veterinarians determined the cats suffered from severe, penetrating wounds that would have been caused by something long and sharp like a knife. Both cats required surgery for their injuries.are doing well during their recovery.
Velvet Assistance Fund helped Molly; funding is increased in July
DoveLewis' Velvet Assitance Fund was there for Molly, a 10 year-old Border collie mix picutred above with her family, when Molly had a sudden onset of facial swelling. DoveLewis' 100% donor-funded Velvet Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for qualifying low-income families whose beloved pets, like Molly, face unforeseen veterinary emergencies. Thanks to the generosity of DoveLewis' donors and DoveLewis' dedicated Board of Direcotrs, as of July 2015, DoveLewis was able to incarese our donor-funded financial assistance program by 67 percent!
DoveLewis' Charlie Fund for Abused Animals saved Tinn-Finn's life
Tinn-Finn, a sweet Siamese cat, owes his life to the supporters of DoveLewis' Charlie Fund for Abused Animals. He was brought to DoveLewis after an apparent gunshot wound; Tinn-Finn received extensive emergency care and surgery at DoveLewis. Tinn-Finn sends a big thanks as he would not have lived without DoveLewis' generous supporters.
Gracie the Golden Retriever therapy dog visits a local hospital
Gracie is a new member of the Portland Area Canine Therapy Team (PACTT) and she is making her first hospital visit to Kaiser Sunnyside in this photo thanks to the supporters of our Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams (PACTT). PACTT teams visit long-term and skilled care facilities, assisted living communities, hospitals, residential treatment centers, schools, libraries, physical rehabilitation clinics, adult day care facilities and hospice facilities.
Enjoy some recent examples of our "DoveLove" - feedback from clients whose beloved pets received emergency care at DoveLewis:
"The entire staff at DoveLewis, from front desk to the medical staff, was compassionate, friendly, helpful and willing to answer all my questions and explain about any medical procedures being done. I already have and will continue to recommend DoveLewis to anyone who needs urgent care for their pets. Thank you. ~Winny
"As always, DoveLewis staff and doctors helped us through a very scary event in our dog Oscar's young life. We were out of town, and after another emergency vet clinic stabilized our dog we drove four and a half hours back to have him treated at DoveLewis. There is no other place we trust more for the care of our dog. Thank you so much." ~Barbara and Chris
"Dr. Cruz and Jenna (as well as the others at the front desk) were wonderful as they helped us through the very difficult experience of choosing to let our sweet little kitty, Peanut, go. We are heartbroken but ever grateful for DoveLewis. Thank you!"~Holly and Ed.
DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital's wonderful supporters help make all this possible - thank you!
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DoveLewis' Charlie Fund saves Tinn-Finn's life
Hannah the blind pug finds her family
Velvet Assistance Fund increases in July
Gracie the therapy dog visits a local hospital