Jacklyn has been living in her vehicle with her 14-year-old Westie, Sage for the past two months. Jacklyn stated that she became homeless due to losing her job during COVID 19. Jacklyn has no income at this time and receives food stamps.
Sage was experiencing fainting spells. A case manager interviewed Jacklyn and homelessness was verified via social worker. The Case Manager contacted one of our 1,000+ network hospitals and arranged for Jacklyn to do an emergency walk in. After x-rays, bloodwork, and medications were provided to stabilize Sage, it was determined, that Sage was suffering from heart failure and was fainting due to lack of oxygen. With medication, Sage was stabilized and is doing well. Feeding Pets of the Homeless contributed $671 towards treatment and received $233 in discounts.
Jacklyn send emailed: “Just another great big thank you for your helping Sage and I in Sage’s time of need. I believe she is still alive because of your organization’s intervention and your caring staff. Thank you.”
Since COVID-19, we have experienced an increase of homeless and about to be homeless callers asking for our help. People wanting to know where to get pet food, where to get free or low cost veterinary care and where to find a homeless shelter that will allow their loving pet.
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