Jerene, an 80-year-old widow on a low, fixed income was already caring for her grandson and a beloved 15-year-old male dog when she learned of a family who decided that their Border Collie with a permanently dislocated hip was far too active and destructive for their family and they no longer wanted her.
Jerene was worried what this sweet puppy’s future might be, so she and her grandson persuaded the family to let them take her. But when the dog was nearing six months old, Jerene knew that she had to get her spayed right away or run the risk having an unwanted litter. However, she simply did not have the money to cover the cost of spay services in a traditional vet’s office.
She turned to the WAG low cost spay/neuter clinic for help, and the staff referred her to SPOT for financial assistance that would defray the cost of the services even further. Within no time at all, she had been approved for a SPOT spay voucher to be used at the WAG clinic.
SPOT was very happy to be able to bridge the financial gap between Jerene’s immediate available resources and the cost of spaying her rescued puppy. A happy ending for all!
Patti S. was referred to us by a veterinarian who knew she was not able to afford traditional clinic costs for a spay/neuter and shots for Fritz, a rescued Border Collie. Her only income came from seasonal farm work she did on a farm that she and her 90 year old grandfather lived on, so finances were always very tight. When she contacted SPOT, her grandfather had just passed away and she was being forced to move off the farm with one month’s notice. “Fritz is my only family now, and I need to be sure he is the priority in my life.” I could not have gotten him neutered without SPOT’s help. I am now a one woman billboard for SPOT’s amazing services for low income folks like me and I know they wouldn’t exist without generous assistance from this wonderful organization.”
Rebecca W. and her husband who is disabled and is rarely able to work, have two children, including one 3 year old with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. In spite of their dire financial situation, they rescued a skinny 9 week old female husky mix from a homeless person unable to care for it with the goal of training the dog to be a companion for their severely disabled child. They believed strongly in spay/neuter and were also required by their apartment contract to have her fixed. They researched social media to find a source to help them afford to have Sable spayed. “SPOT was a God send for us. We are so grateful she will have a happier, healthier life and can be an important part of our family.”
Kandi M. had searched for an affordable way to spay her little female Chihuahua, Chloe, and was referred to SPOT by a friend who had used our services, when she unexpectedly rescued Tucker, a gentle 9 month old Pit Bull mix who had been badly abused (broken ribs, collapsed rectum, cuts and bruises all over his body). A friend stepped up to help her afford the surgeries needed surgeries for his injuries, but she knew she also had to get both dogs fixed as soon as possible.
Kandi was in poor health herself, had been working part time and barely making it paycheck to paycheck to pay off monthly bills and student loans when she learned she also had a serious heart defect and would need to stop working altogether. SPOT was so happy to be able to help Kandi get both dogs fixed using vouchers from our $10 Pit Fix and general donation funds. All three are now doing well and providing the best therapy possible to each other!
PHOTOS AND MORE STORIES COMING SOON!