Keeping The Promise to Help "Cali"
Nurtured and cared for by a loving family a dog named Cali is surrounded by children and another family dog.
Both these animals were adopted by this family from their local animal shelter. These dogs were as much a part of the family as the children.
However, living in a quiet New York suburb was no protection from the evils of the pet theft industry.
One day Cali was stolen from her family and put through 2 years of neglect and torture, not knowing that her family was distraught and frantically searching for her.
As fate would have it, one night an emaciated skeleton of a dog bleeding from her nose staggers into a rest stop gas station in the southern part of New Jersey.
A young Naval Recruit driving home from her base in Virginia, stops to get gas and spots this emaciated dog.
This young woman, not knowing what to do, contacted Broken Promises Sanctuary and was told to bring the dog to us.
The grateful gas station attendant filled her tank with gas at his own expense as well as donating money for the care of this pathetic looking animal.
Broken Promises Sanctuary immediately took possession of Cali and provided her with emergency veterinary care, blood tests, x-rays, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, intravenous fluids, subcutaneous fluids and lots of home cooked food.
Upon examination, it was discovered that Cali had a micro-chip.
We tracked her family who is now living in North Carolina.
Her family was shocked and in disbelief that their Cali had been found.
They stated that her name was Cali and that she was stolen 2 years earlier from their home in New York.
We informed her family that she was too weak to travel. We promised Cali that we would get her better and return her to her family and show her that she had not been forsaken.
Cali started gaining strength but her nose continued to ooze with blood.
We took Cali for a CAT scan and discovered a tumor growing in her nasal cavity and sinus. No veterinarian would operate on such a case.
Searching for a miracle, we found a specialty veterinary hospital in Pennsylvania, that felt that they could bring Cali relief with their specialized radiation procedure.
Broken Promises Sanctuary seized upon this ray of hope for Cali.
We made arrangements to bring Cali out to Pennsylvania to begin her treatments.
We are building Cali’s strength and we will keep our promise to bring her home.
Keeping the Promise!
Broken Promises Sanctuary
Anita Innamorata Stout – (732) 546-5505
Stuart Goldman – (732) 687-2359
Please be a part of getting “Cali ” back to Health and Home!!!
Every donation is 100% Tax Deductible
And please bare in mind, we knew Cali's case was extremely severe, but what she has taught and showed us all, is never to give up,.. Keep fighting... Do what you need to do to complete the circle of life. Respect the wants and needs of our companions and grant them what they wish.
If Cali taught us anything, she taught us that compassion still lives in all of us. And that although she only was with us for 5 months, she showed us that we all need to keep our promises we make to the ones we love !
Thank you all, and Thank you Cali, It was an honor to have gotten to know you and learn from you.
Fight for what you believe in..
Cali may you run free in paradise as one day we shall meet again with a huge warm loving hug.
Thank you all for all your donations, your prayers, your thoughts and your kindness.
The Broken Promises Sanctuary Family!
the bottom of our hearts for the overwhelming and wonderful thoughts, prayers, and support.
We raised just a little over half towards Cali's medical bills thanks to all of you, who showed such compassion for our Cali-girl plight.
.....Ok, well ,...this is very hard ..but you all deserve to know ...,
It is with a very heavy, heavy heart that I must let you all know that Cali lost her fight with this evil aggressive cancer. .
Cali's cancer came back with a vengeance. ... and she fought like a champ till she could fight no longer.
We did bring Cali back to New Jersey as her owners tried their best but we needed to take her back to see all the wonderful compassionate doctors again and to try and help her in her fight against cancer.
Cali was brought back to, Dr. Mary Kwacz. Mobile Vet MD who put her on an new pain management regimen .
We made sure to keep Cali's quality of life in mind at all times and keep her pain free.
We also tried holistic cancer cures and treatments in order to try and help her in her fight against this horrible killer cancer.
But it was so severe,.. that in a few short weeks after she lost her sight and we knew it had crossed over her optic nerve and thru to her brain.
We knew going into this with Cali that we were not going to cure her or she would become cancer free.
We went the distance with her to allow her and her family closure, We promised Cali we would get her home again and we did.
Losing her sight didn't stop her, she continued to love and fight her fight.
As the weeks went on, Our Cali fought the fight but the cancer took its toll. Cali stopped eating and would no longer take her meds.
She softly spoke with her eyes and it was time and she completed her circle and was ready to be free of the body that had failed her.
It was the worst day of my life, but she passed peacefully as we helped her cross over.
I am in tears and my heart still aches for our Cali girl.
She will never be forgotten and she brought people together like we have never experienced before. She was an amazing soul and her purpose was complete in the compassion she brought out of so many.
Your kindness and generosity is so gravely appreciated...ygere are no words I can find that express the overwhelming feeling you have all brought to us and for Cali.. We are truly and sincerely grateful and as always humbled. We hope to recoup as much as we can to pay the care credit card off from Cali's wnormpys bills so we can continue I'd to help others who may need us.... Again TGANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!
SINCERELY, RRDPECTFULLY AND GRATEFULLY ,
Anita ,Cali and the GANG here at BROKEN PROMISE SANCTUARY...
WHERE PROMISE ARE KEPT♥
LOVE TO ALL!