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Caring for Pets Foundation

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Raised by 39 people in 45 months
Animal Hospital of Rowlett has created the Caring for Pets Foundation with the vision of "improving the lives of pets," and has grown into a fund to help people provide necessary veterinary care for their pets.

What is the Caring for Pets Foundation?

The Caring for Pets Foundation funds emergency, urgent, and non-elective veterinary care. These are cases where life-saving treatment or alleviation of pain and suffering is needed. Routine checkups, vaccinations, spay/neuter and other kinds of preventive care are not eligible, nor do we fund euthanasia and/or cremation. Dental treatment is an area in which we reserve funds for those truly difficult treatments.

How is "Need" Determined?
To determine which animals will receive care from funds in the Caring for Pets Foundation, we look first at treatment eligibility. Again, it must be emergency or non-elective treatment to be eligible. We then look at the pet owner's eligibility. We do not review income specifically but have chosen a group of specific state and federal benefits for low income individuals to determine eligibility. This allows us to operate within our doctor and staff team because we don't need committees for extensive review of financial information.

In very rare cases, we can approve grants for those in temporary financial hardship. This hardship must be unrelated to the veterinary expenses and must be quite significant. We also have a small amount of funding for abandoned pets who are relinquished to the veterinary practice for treatment.

We are trying to raise awareness of the Fund among the general public and increase donations from that sector. This would allow us to increase the amount of funding available and/or the types of cases in which we can help. When we started the Fund, we aimed for what we thought we could sustain, but we would love to grow.

How Can I Help?
Your tax-deductible contribution can help ensure the future of the program described above. Any person who wishes to make a gift to the foundation in memory of a pet, may do so by donating money here or by sending a check made out to Caring for Pets Foundation to the address below. For gifts made in memory of a pet, the owner will receive a letter from the foundation, notifying them of your gift.

For more information on
Caring for Pets Foundation, including ways you can donate to help needy animals, please contact:
Kim Downes
P.O. Box 1234
Rowlett, TX 75088
or visit the website at:
http://ahrdvm.com/community-services/services/community-services/caring-for-pets-foundation
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As you may know, the Rowlett area was hit by devastating tornadoes on December 26, 2015. Fortunately, our hospital, which was full of boarding pets and patients for the holidays, was spared any damage. We wish that were the case for many of Rowlett’s residents who lost their entire homes.

In its wake of destruction, the Rowlett tornado not only left homes leveled, it also knocked down fences surrounding the yards of homes that encountered a near miss. As a result, numerous pets escaped their yards and were subsequently lost or injured. The Animal Hospital of Rowlett is offering free examinations by our doctors for any pets injured in the storms.

To provide this service, we need your help. Please consider donating to the Caring for Pets Foundation that funds emergency, urgent, and non-elective veterinary care. These are cases where life-saving treatment or alleviation of pain and suffering is needed. Routine checkups, vaccinations, spay/neuter and other kinds of preventive care are not eligible, nor do we fund euthanasia and/or cremation. Dental treatment is an area in which we reserve funds for those truly difficult treatments.
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Caring for Pet's Foundation does it again!

This cute boy shows up in a carrier on our doorstep....

We immediately love him and snuggle him to pieces.

Caring for Pets donates money to pay for him to be neutered (Thanks Dr. Carter!) and vaccinated. We combo test him and he is negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia. He learns to use the litter box with a little potting soil....

After his week stay at Animal Hospital of Rowlett, loving kitty gets adopted and goes to his new home where he is loved forever and ever!

Thanks Memory for finding this lovebug a home!

Read more about Caring for Pets Foundation including ways you can contribute funds for emergency, urgent, and non-elective veterinary care.
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Caring For Pets Helps Save Reeses!

The Animal Hospital of Rowlett recently used funds from the Caring for Pets Foundation to save this little fella's life.

Here's the story and pics (warning, some of the photos are quite graphic)

He came to us on January 23 after he had been attacked by some other dogs...he snuck out of the fence and went to try to mate with a nice lady dog down the street. Unfortunately, when he arrived, so had 2 other much larger male dogs. The female and both males attacked sweet Reeses who came running home with very severe injuries.

Dr. Hurley placed him under sedation and gave lots of pain medications. She placed drain tubes to keep the infection out and keep the pus/blood draining and started him on hydrotherapy, where we run warm water over the wounds and then bandage with honey to promote skin growth. The following pictures are after the surgery and after he had been cleaned up from his wounds.

Reeses came back to the clinic for rechecks after his mommy did hydrotherapy at home. His wounds had already started closing up and he looked great. He is such a happy little guy...tail wagging all the time, even when he was hurt. He licked up during hydrotherapy. He is a doll. We removed the drain tubes and let the wounds continue to heal. They were actually looking great.

Reese's mommy sent us some new pictures of him after just 4 weeks from his original treatment. His wounds are healing and the skin has grown over them so much already! The huge open wounds from his leg are almost completely healed and the neck no longer has any open skin showing. He is doing amazing and making a wonderful recovery.

Caring for Pets Foundation helped to cover the costs of rechecks, bandaging and a portion of the initial surgery so that Reeses could heal and be back to normal. We are happy his mommy brought him to us and that we were able to help him get back to a healthy pup! He does not know it yet, but he is coming in for a neuter soon....so he doesn't try to roam and sneak off again to find a lady friend. Yay Reeses! We are so proud of you!


Sincerely,

Your AHR family
Healing up quite nicely!
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We recently raised over $1200 for Caring for Pets Foundation at our clinic garage sale. Many of our clients generously donated items as well as their time to make the event a great success. Thank you to everyone who donated, bought, and volunteered.
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Raised by 39 people in 45 months
Created September 29, 2014
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