Update on Carrie and Her Dogs

Here’s an update on Carrie, a woman who is staying at an area shelter with her 16 year old daughter and two dogs.

Thursday afternoon Carrie’s two dogs, Star and D.O.G. were seen by Dr. Silberman at Tri-County Animal Hospital in Wayne, NJ.  Both dogs received an exam, heart worm tests and vaccinations thanks to the generosity of three Companion Animal Advocates board members who made personal donations.  The dogs will now be able to be boarded if necessary.Carrie wrote to us saying “…due to the generosity of Shelter Our Pets, D.O.G. and Star were able to be seen at Tri-County Animal Hospital.  The doctor [Silberman] and his assistant Erin could not have been more warm and caring.  Star’s bear attack wounds are healing well and she was given her distemper vaccination.  D.O.G. on the other hand was examined for his back right leg which he has been having trouble walking on.  The doctor gave us the extremely sad news that D.O.G. has a Torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament.  D.O.G. lives for running around and horseplay, so as you can imagine the news shattered my heart.  The doctor said that the surgery that D.O.G. requires is $2500.  He said that if he doesn’t have the surgery he will eventually be a three legged dog.”   Carrie continued,  “They also provided us with a bag full of treats and nutritional supplements for both pets.”  According to Carrie, Tri-County staff member Erin is donating dry food and the hospital is donating a dose of Frontline for the dogs.Companion Animal Advocates, a nonprofit organization, just donated a case of soft food for Star who is thirteen years old and can not chew dry food.  They also generously donated a full year supply of Frontline and Heartguard for the animals.Carrie adds in her email, “We are so grateful for all of your love and continued support.  The dogs tummies are filled once again this morning with their generously donated food and are in good spirits.”Shelter Our Pets just incorporated this week and is now accepting donations by check.  The organization will be applying for 501c3 status.  You can click on the Donate button on this blog for more information.Carrie left us with these words, “I have never felt so encouraged by a group of people. Thank you so very much, [Shelter Our Pets] for your genuine love, care and support. My puppies didn’t ask to be in this tough situation. We are so fortunate to have Shelter Our Pets on our side. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Thank you for seeing how important they are to us and loving us through this difficult time.”