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Irma Animal Relief Fund of Fl Keys

$29,700 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 116 people in 14 months
Created September 12, 2017
Dr. Robert Prosek, a long time resident of Key Largo and President of Florida Vet Cardiology, is asking for your help. He went to work immediately after Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys. He is helping neighbors and their pets because he knew no one else could. He has gathered supplies from his hospital, pet ambulance, and from Mobile Pet Doctors and is treating whatever comes his way.

Together with Dr. Michael Claudio, of Mobile Pet Doctors and resident of Key Largo, the doctors' goal is to save and help all the animals of the Keys while their owners can focus on rebuilding their lives.

We know that this will not be a few-days' task and the amount of work that needs to be done is overwhelming. Your donations will help with the cost of supplies such as medicines and equipment.

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To all of our friends and supporters of the Irma Animal Relief Fund of the Florida Keys
The past several weeks has truly been a bittersweet experience. Triaging and responding to emergent cases resultant of animals ill/injured as a result of Hurricane Irma were our immediate and met goals. Some of those cases included treating a dog that had suffered a fractured spine, another dog that had a corneal injury resultant of flying debris, a cat whose home had collapsed upon it, and numerous animals who suffered cuts, orthopedic injuries, infections, stress-related illnesses. We also treated animals that were being managed for chronic diseases, and because of the storm, could not access or receive their medications and subsequently went into varied organ failure. Many of the ilness cases seen had the concurrent commonality of heat induced complication, which was especially challenging to manage given the fact that electrical power was essentially non-existent here in the Keys for one to nearly two weeks.
Many of our post-Irma clients had lost everything, including their homes. Our client reach included treating and helping animals from the Homestead/Redlands areas to animals as far south as Little Torch Key and Key West. We worked with a disaster rescue group called Boots On the Ground operating out of Homestead, and helped them care for and place over forty animals. We worked with, and continue to support, the Upper Keys Humane Society in Key Largo with their in house animals and those acquired as a result of Irma. We collaborated with Big Dog Farm Rescue in helping to distribute pet food donations to anyone needing it. We collaborated with the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine Disaster Response team and offered support to several veterinarians in the middle and lower Keys.
We are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve our community members, their pets and the many animals without a voice
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Dr. Prosek bringing supplies and smiles to Florida Keys SPCA
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Sunday drive from Key Largo to Marathon delivering much needed supplies.
Delivering supplies to Marathon
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Thank you for all your help and support during these stressful and trying times. It is comforting to see how quickly friends and complete strangers come together to help others in need.
Dr. Prosek says Thank you for your help!
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$29,700 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 116 people in 14 months
Created September 12, 2017
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