Health & Harmony Animal Hospital gained custody of Wombat when he was brought to us in August of 2016. He had been stepped on several months prior and had never been quite the same. He circled the same spot and had a hard time walking so he was always falling over. On top of all of this, he was incredibly painful and terrified causing him to be aggressive with us.
Wombat has ongoing neurologic issues and vision problems that will be with him for life. As if that wasn't enough, we recently diagnosed Wombat with the early stages of renal failure.
With lots of time, plenty of medical care and love - Wombat is now the sweet, playful dog he was meant to be. He adores all of our staff and can even be held. From a dog that we were unable to touch - this spunky pup has come such a long way.
But he still has at least one more journey left to go.
Wombat has been accepted into Best Friends Animal Sanctuary located in the magical red rock canyons of Kanab, Utah. Best Friends is America's largest sanctuary for homeless animals - from dogs and cats, to horses, birds, goats, wildlife and more. This is a safe haven for animals who are neglected, abused or homeless. Animals with serious medical conditions and behavioral issues are embraced simply for their spirit and given every chance to live a life of filled with love and peace. If they can find the perfect adopter for an animal, they will. If they can't, they will lead a life of bliss at the sanctuary until the end of their time on earth.
We are so happy to be Wombat's stepping stone and get him to such a place of healing. Of course, all of his specialized care over the last year has not been inexpensive. From his trips to OSU's Neurology department, diagnostic tests, blood work, medications and even the basic necessities of vaccines and getting him neutered - it has all added up. We made a commitment to him, but we need your help to get him out to his new life in Utah.
Our Good Samaritan Fund is well beyond depleted with all of his necessary medical needs - over $2000 to keep him comfortable in the last year. Not only do we need to pay off all of those expenses, we also need to find the funds to have a staff member drive the 2000 miles from Ohio to Utah to get him settled into DogTown.
We are hoping to raise enough to cover the expenses of the transport, as well as pay off all of his medical bills so that we can continue to say yes when special animals like him find their way to us.
Donations can be made in person or via check. Please make checks payable to:
Health & Harmony Animal Hospital
1117 W 1st Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212
Wombat is currently set to arrive at the sanctuary on August 22nd. We will be sure to keep everybody updated with his cross country road trip!
All of our thanks,
Wombie and his friends at H&H
If you haven't heard of the amazing lifesaving work that Best Friends does throughout the US, find a link below that will show you the world they are working to create for all animals.
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