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AFRP Medical Fund

AFRP fills a niche in the community by rescuing animals from shelters that would otherwise be euthanized. The animals that need our help the most are those that will never make it to the adoption floor due to major or minor medical needs. Read more.




MEDICAL PET OF THE WEEK

Ally's Donors
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Ally is a sweet 7-year-old cat who has needed two orthopedic surgeries in the past 10 months. In March, she underwent Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) surgery to repair her dislocated hip; and in January she underwent Medial Patella Luxation (MPL) surgery to move her knee cap into the proper position. She is currently recovering with cage rest and pain medication. At 8 weeks post op, she'll have follow-up x-rays to make sure her patella is staying in place. Once she has fully recovered, Ally will be available for adoption. Thank you for donating and helping us give this amazing cat a second chance at having a full, pain-free life.


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Olive's Donors
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Olive is a super sweet 2-year-old buff tabby who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after arriving as a stray with an injured eye. Despite her discomfort, Olive purrs up a storm and loves to be petted and stroked. She was put on pain meds, anti-inflammatory medication and eye drops to see if her eye will improve. She is currently in foster care while being treated. If her eye does not respond, Olive will undergo eye-removal surgery to prevent her eye from rupturing. Send healing thoughts! Olive will be available for adoption once she has recovered. Thank you for donations towards her medical expenses.


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Sophie's Donors
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Sophie is an adorable 9-year-old terrier mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. She suffered from multiple mammary masses, which often occur when female dogs are not spayed. She also had advanced dental disease, needing multiple extractions. Sophie had the largest mass on her chest surgically removed, and happily it came back as a benign tumor. In mid-February she will have the remainder of her masses surgically removed, and we expect those will also be benign, fingers crossed! This sweet senior is currently in foster care and will be available for adoption once she has recovered from her second surgery. Thank you for supporting Sophie's medical expenses!


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Dexter's Donors
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Dexter is a super-sweet 10-month-old kitty that wandered into traffic and was hit by a car. A local vet clinic contacted us to see if we could help this nice boy recover and find a forever home. Luckily, Dexter did not suffer any broken bones - just bumps, bruises and scrapes. He has a significant laceration on his lower jaw and lost some teeth in the front of his mouth. He was put on pain medication and his broken teeth were surgically extracted. Dexter is currently in foster care and should have a complete recovery. He will be available for adoption once he has healed. Thank you for donating towards his medical expenses.


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Yosemite Sam's Donors
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Yosemite Sam is a 7-month-old Chihuahua mix pup who arrived at the Salinas Shelter as a stray with an eye issue which needed to be surgically repaired. Cherry eye is a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid and can be uncomfortable for the dog. Yosemite Sam will undergo Cherry Eye surgery and will be available for adoption once he has healed. He's a super sweet and affectionate pup who will make a lucky adopter very happy. Thank you for donating towards his medical expenses.


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Oscar's Donors
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Oscar is a 7-month-old poodle mix pup who came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter. Picked up as an injured and neglected stray, Oscar was a matted mess and was unable to properly use his left front leg. Due to an untreated injury, Oscar was unable to extend his elbow. His x-rays are being evaluated by an orthopedic specialist to determine whether Oscar's leg can be surgically repaired or will need to be amputated. This silly and active pup will be available for adoption once he has recovered. Thank you for helping cover Oscar's medical expenses!


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Champ's Donors
Karen White

Champ is a 6-year-old Shih Tzu who arrived at the Salinas Shelter in a terrible state of neglect. Suffering from dental disease, Infested with fleas and covered in mats, Champ had severely damaged eyes that threatened to cause permanent vision loss. Champ spent time in foster care while his eyes were being treated with medication, but unfortunately they did not heal. He underwent surgery to remove his eyes in October, and he is now pain-free and has adapted very well to life as a blind dog. This special boy will be available for adoption once his treatment is complete. Thank you for donating towards Champ's medical expenses.


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Lucy's Donors
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Lucy was in sad shape when she arrived at the Monterey County Shelter as a stray. This 6-year-old, 5-pound Yorkie was infested with fleas and had a filthy, matted coat. Lucy also had infected teeth and could not put weight on her right front leg due to an old, untreated fracture. Thanks to your support, Lucy is now safely in foster care and will soon undergo amputation surgery. We know that life on three legs will not slow this joyful little dog down one bit, and she will be available for adoption once she has healed from her surgery. Thank you for donating towards her medical expenses.


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Stallone's Donors
Karen White
Clara Wang
Stacey Ashton

Stallone is an 8-week-old tabby kitten who was found crouched in some dried grass at the Salinas Rodeo grounds. His eyes were painfully irritated to the point where he could barely open his eyes. Dr. Matsuki examined his eyes and found that he suffers from entropion, an eye condition he was born with. His inward-rolling upper eyelids cause his eyelashes to rub painfully against his corneas. As soon as Stallone reaches 3 pounds, he will undergo corrective surgery that will allow him to live a pain-free life. In the meantime he is in foster care and is being treated with eye ointment to help with infection and keep his eyelashes soft. Donations towards Stallone's eye surgery are much appreciated!


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Paris's Donors
Phuong Nguyen

Paris is sweet and bashful 4-year-old poodle mix who came to us as an injured stray from the Salinas Animal Services. With a matted coat that was full of burrs, Paris was in a state of neglect. X-rays were taken, and showed that she had a broken pelvis, likely a result of being hit by a car. Fortunately , no surgery was required and Paris should have a full recovery with 6 weeks of crate rest while her fracture heals. Paris will be available for adoption once she has recovered from her injury. Thank you for your support!


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Tank's Donors
Karen White

Tank is a lovable 2-year-old pit bull who came to us from the Monterey SPCA after being picked up as a stray in King City. We discovered that Tank's teeth were misaligned, causing his lower canine teeth to poke holes in his upper palate. Having his teeth removed would cause instability in his lower jaw, so instead Tank will undergo a special procedure called a vital pulpotomy so the teeth can be reduced in size and will remain live and healthy. Tank will undergo this procedure on Tuesday, July 26. We'd like to thank Dentistry for Animals of Aptos for providing this procedure at a reduced rate of $2,500 so that Tank can enjoy a long, pain-free life. Your donations are much appreciated!


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Lola's Donors
Joan Tanous

Lola is a 7-year-old English Bulldog who came to us in a state of neglect, with several abscesses, infected ears, and tenderness in her tail area. She was placed on steroids, antibiotics and pain medication and went into foster care. After several painful flare ups of her skin infections, Lola was seen by a specialist. It was determined that she needed amputation surgery to correct a congenital malformation of her tail which was causing painful infections and abscesses. She also needed facial skin fold resection and brachycephalic airway correction. Happily, Lola is healing nicely after her surgeries, and her breed-related skin issues should no longer be a problem for her. We are hoping to raise $4,000 to help with her surgical expenses. Thank you!


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Dixie's Donors
Phuong Nguyen
Tina Corona

Dixie is a sweet 6-month-old terrier mix with a lovable personality. The folks at the Monterey County Shelter asked for our help when she arrived with a case of demodex mange. Her skin was red and inflamed, and she suffered from quite a bit of hair loss. With medication, weekly medicated baths and nutritious food, Dixie should be feeling great and looking glamorous in a few months. She is recovering in foster care and should be available for adoption in mid-April. Thank you for donations towards Dixie's medical care!


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Frosty's Donors
Tina Corona

Frosty is a 6-month-old Chihuahua mix who arrived at the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. He had suffered a crushing injury to his left front paw and his x-ray showed that all his toes were broken. Frosty had his paw splinted and underwent bandage changes every week for six weeks while his bones were mending. This sweet little guy is a wonderful patient and will be available for adoption once his paw had healed. Thank you for donating towards Frosty's medical expenses!


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Samantha's Donors
Angela Huffman in memory of Skelly Sylvester
Virginia Otteson
Cheryl Runyon
Clara Wang

Samantha is a super-friendly orange and white tabby who came to us from the Salinas Shelter. When she arrived as a stray, she was unable to put any weight on her right hind leg, so the shelter asked for our help. X-rays showed that she had a complete fracture of the head of her femur, which required surgical repair. Dr. Matsuki, our AFRP vet, performed the surgery and Samantha is feeling much better. She is currently available for adoption. Donations towards Samantha's surgery are appreciated!


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Paisley's Donors
Phuong Nguyen
LottoLaffs
Karen White

Paisley has been adopted.
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Paisley is a tiny 3-year-old Chihuahua mix who had an encounter with a car, and lived to tell the tale. The folks at the Salinas Shelter gave us a call when this sweet and gentle little dog came in as a badly injured stray. We were able to arrange for orthopedic surgery to repair her badly broken leg and pelvis. The hardware she is wearing is an external fixator that helps stabilize the bone while it heals. Luckily, Paisley's prognosis is very good, and thanks to the surgery she'll be able to walk, run and play like any other dog. Paisley will be available for adoption once she has healed. Your help with her medical expenses is very much appreciated!



Ralphie's Donors
Tracy Gordon

Ralphie has been adopted.
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Ralphie ran into some bad luck. He not only lost his home, he was hit by a car while running loose as a stray. The Salinas Shelter reached out to us for help with this friendly 2-year-old Dachshund/Terrier mix who needed time to recover from a broken pelvis before he could go up for adoption. Ralphie is a sweet boy who loves everyone! He is patiently undergoing six weeks of cage rest while his fracture heals. He'll be available for adoption once he has fully healed, and he can look forward to many pain-free years of hikes, outings to the beach and games of fetch. Thank you for donating towards Ralphie's medical expenses!



Dodge's Donors
Karen White in memory of Cisco

Dodge has been adopted.
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Dodge is a young adult Pit Bull mix who came to us after being hit by a car. He underwent x-rays which revealed a badly fractured left front and left hind leg, which would require surgical repair. He underwent surgery on May 6 (thank you Dr. Fling) and is now recovering. The blue bandages are covering external fixators, which help stabilize the fractures while they are healing. Dodge is a super sweet, friendly and cooperative dog and will be available for adoption once he has fully recovered. Thank you for donations towards his surgical expenses!



Pippa has been adopted.
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Pippa is a 10-pound Silky Terrier mix who was found abandoned with a painful eye injury and taken to the local emergency clinic. Sadly, her eye was too badly damaged to save, and it needed to be surgically removed. Currently recovering in foster care, Pippa is doing great. She is a happy and friendly little dog who enjoys the company of other dogs and cats and loves people. She will be available for adoption once she has recovered from her surgery. Thank you for helping with Pippa's medical expenses!



Bessie's Donors
Anne Hauk

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Bessie is a sweet 8-year-old Beagle mix who arrived at the Salinas Shelter as a stray with a baseball-sized mammary tumor that was ulcerated and bleeding. Sadly, if Bessie had been spayed as a young dog, she never would have developed this serious health problem. The Salinas Shelter reached out to us for help, and Dr. Matsuki performed surgery to spay Bessie and remove the mass. Sadly, the biopsy came back showing that the tumor was malignant. She'll have an ultrasound done to see if the cancer has spread to other organs, and will likely have another surgery to remove larger margins. We will also consult with the veterinary oncologist for suggestions about the best course of treatment for Bessie so she will have the best possible outcome. Thank you for donations towards her care.



Dewey has been adopted.
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Dewey is an itty-bitty 2-year-old, 5-pound Chihuahua mix, but don't let his small size fool you! He has a huge personality and an even bigger heart! Dewey came to us from the Salinas Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. Little Dewey was no match for a car, and he suffered a badly broken hind leg that needed to be surgically repaired. Happily, Dewey is recovering very nicely in foster care, and he's currently available for adoption. Thank you for donating towards Dewey's medical expenses.



Qimmiq has been adopted.
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Qimmiq (the Inuit word for "dog") is a 1-year-old, 14-pound Terrier/Spaniel mix who was rescued by a good Samaritan after being hit by a car. Taken to the Salinas Shelter, Qimmiq came to AFRP when no owner could be found. This sweet boy suffered a fractured left front leg which should heal without any complications. He'll be available for adoption in January once his leg has fully healed. Donations towards Qimmiq's medical expenses are much appreciated!



Topher's Donors
Phuong Nguyen

Topher has been adopted.
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Topher is a 5-month-old Terrier mix that came to us from the Monterey County Shelter as an injured stray, unable to put weight on his left front leg. X-rays showed that Topher suffered a crushing injury to his paw, with multiple broken bones. He is currently wearing a splint to immobilize his paw while the fractures heal. Topher has a great prognosis and should be completely pain free once he has healed. He'll be ready for adoption in late September. Donations towards Topher's medical expenses are much appreciated!



Buddy has been adopted.
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Buddy is a friendly and easygoing 3-year-old Corgi mix who was picked up as an injured stray and taken to the Monterey County Shelter. Unable to use his left hind leg properly, Buddy was transferred to AFRP for x-rays and evaluation. It turns out Buddy suffered a dislocated hip after possibly being hit by a car. He underwent orthopedic surgery to repair his hip, and he's now in the process of recovering from his procedure and gradually gaining strength in his hind leg. Buddy will be available for adoption in mid-August. Donations towards his medical expenses are appreciated!



Coco's Donors
Karen White

Coco has been adopted.
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Coco came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter. She's a happy and friendly 1-year-old English Bulldog who was suffering from severe bilateral cherry eye (prolapsed third eyelid) and conjunctivitis, which was causing her quite a bit of discomfort. Coco was put on medication to reduce her eye inflammation and underwent surgery to repair her eyes. She will be available for adoption once she has healed and her sutures have been removed. Thank you for donating towards Coco's medical expenses.



Violet has been adopted.
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Violet is a sweet 3-month-old Weimaraner/Boxer mix puppy who came to us as a sick 6-week-old pup. She was born with a painful eye condition called entropion, where both her upper and lower eyelids rolled inward, causing her eyelashes to irritate her eyes and cause infections and conjunctivitis. Dr. Matsuki performed surgery to correct her eyelids and for the first time in her life, Violet is pain-free. She's a great pup who will be available for adoption once she has healed from her surgery. Thank you for your donations towards her surgical expenses!



Beauregard has been adopted.
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Beauregard is a 2-year-old miniature Poodle with a very sweet personality. He was hit by a car while running loose as a stray, and the folks at the Salinas Shelter reached out to AFRP for help with his medical needs. An exam revealed that Beauregard suffered a badly broken hind leg and a displaced patella on his right hind leg. Orthopedic specialist Dr. Roush performed surgery to repair his leg in mid-May, and Beauregard is currently in foster care and confined to crate rest while his leg is healing. We expect that he will be available for adoption in late June. Thank you for donations towards his surgical expenses!



Avery's Donors
Phuong Nguyen

Avery has been adopted.
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Avery is a super-sweet 5-month-old spaniel mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. He came in as a stray with a head trauma, and was immediately transferred to our care. Avery was started on anti-inflammatory medication and the wound on his head was treated. Sadly, it appears that Avery lost the vision in his left eye. He does a circling behavior to his right, perhaps to compensate for his vision loss. We are hopeful that with time, Avery will continue to improve. He'll be available for adoption once he has healed. Thank you for donating towards Avery's medical care!



Ellie's Donors
Lenore Dorcak

Ellie has been adopted.
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Ellie is a darling 2-month-old terrier mix puppy who arrived at the Monterey County Shelter in rough shape. She suffered from a skin condition that left her with large patches of hair loss and thickened skin, and cherry eye in both eyes. Despite her challenges, little Ellie is a sweet little pup who loves to play and cuddle! She was placed in foster care while her skin is being treated, and she will undergo surgery to correct the cherry eye once she is a bit older. Your donations will help give Ellie a second chance. Thank you!



Mr. Fox's Donors
Karen White

Mr. Fox has been adopted.
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Mr. Fox is a sweet 8-year-old Shih Tzu/Spaniel mix who arrived at the Salinas Shelter as a stray that was thought to have been attacked by another dog. He had abscessed wounds and lacerations on his chest, abdomen, thigh and hind leg. Once Dr. Matsuki was able to sedate Mr. Fox and give him a thorough exam, it was discovered that the injuries were caused by imbedded foxtails that had migrated through his body. Mr. Fox's wounds were cleaned and flushed, and he was started on antibiotics and pain medication. Mr. Fox will be available for adoption once he has healed. Thank you for donations towards his care.



Vera's Donors
Karen White

Vera has been adopted.
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Vera is a super-sweet 2-year-old, 16-pound Poodle/Terrier mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after arriving as an injured stray, favoring her right hind leg. After a vet exam, it was determined that Vera had a luxating patella, which means her kneecap pops out of place. Some dogs can live with this condition, but Vera's case is serious enough that she requires orthopedic surgery to repair the kneecap and give her a chance at having a long, pain-free life. Vera will be available for adoption once she has recovered from her procedure. Donations towards her surgery are appreciated!



Popeye's Donors
Liz Clark (monthly donation)
Carol Colgate (monthly donor)
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)
William Robinson (monthly donation)
Robert Storelli
Shari Roehl
Karen White
Clara Wang

Popeye has been adopted.
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Popeye is a feral cat who was recently trapped by one of our volunteers while managing a feral colony in Salinas. He had a badly infected eye and probably would have died without medical attention. Popeye had his eye removed and was neutered at the same time. He spent some time recovering in foster care and was then returned to his colony. Feral cats do not choose their destiny, and are usually the result of irresponsible pet owners. Even though they will never become family pets, they deserve a chance to live as comfortably as possible. We are hoping to raise $900 to help with Popeye's medical expenses.



Nero's Donors
Lisa McElmoyl
Jo Nichols
Karen White
Tina Corona
Shari Roehl
Clara Wang
Jeannie Reuter
Clara Wang
Sarah McGuire

Nero has been adopted.
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Nero is a feral kitty that had gone through a successful TNR (trap/neuter/return) program three years ago and was living in a managed colony. Recently, he was was found broken and banged up on the side of the road. His forearm was broken in two places. He now has a cast that requires bandage changes every 10 days. He should heal up in about 8 weeks. For a feral kitty he is being very cooperative and is grateful for the help! Nero (for narrow escape) will tell you it is not easy living outside and on the streets for ferals. He is the 'Poster Child' for AFRP's TNR program. The more TNR our Feral Volunteers can do, the less kitties we have out there on the streets where terrible and tragic accidents can happen. Our Feral Fund is supported by a handful of volunteers that raise money for spay/neuter by private donations, an annual Garage Sale, and the once a month 'Feral Friday' at the Treasure Shop. Your donation to Nero will help cover his expenses and will help fund TNR in Monterey County.



Jeeves's Donors
Melanie Chavez in honor of Jimmy Riordan
Karen White

Jeeves has been adopted.
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Jeeves is a sweet and gentle 3-year-old Terrier mix who arrived at the Salinas Shelter with an injured front leg. The shelter staff reached out to us to see if we could help this deserving little guy. Possibly hit by a car, Jeeves suffered nerve damage to his left front leg, and his paw buckled under when he tried to put weight on the limb. Our vet started him on pain medication and antibiotics, and gave him some time to see if the leg would improve. Unfortunately, the nerve damage was permanent, and Jeeves underwent amputation surgery on Tuesday, October 27. This special little dog will adapt quickly to life on three legs, and will be available for adoption once he has healed. Donations towards Jeeves' medical expenses are appreciated!



Geoffrey has been adopted.
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Geoffrey is a charming 2-year-old Terrier mix who was found as an injured stray at a park in Salinas, and was taken to the Salinas Shelter by a good Samaritan. Lame on his right hind leg, Geoffrey's x-rays showed that he had a fracture at the head of his femur and would need FHO surgery to give him a chance to lead a happy, pain free life. Geoffrey will be available for adoption in mid-June. Donations towards his surgical expenses are greatly appreciated.



Fergie's Donors
Tina Corona
Thomas Glasure

Fergie has been adopted.
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Fergie is a 3-year-old German Shepherd who was spotted by a kind citizen driving on Highway 183. Laying in an agricultural field and covered with dirt and mud, Fergie had been hit by a car and suffered a broken hip and a laceration under her eye. She had difficulty standing on her own, but despite her pain she allowed her rescuer to carry her to safety. Fergie's x-rays were evaluated and it was determined that no surgery was necessary. She is currently being kept comfortable at our clinic with cage rest, antibiotics and pain medication while she heals. Your donations will help give this sweet dog the second chance she deserves.



Mulder's Donors
Robert Faus
Jessica Alfrey
Karen Clark
Clara Wang
Ashley Shaffer
Julianne Rowley
Ika Irsan
Michele Tubman
Shari Roehl
Ann Daugherty
Steve Ezzo
Gina Noble
Dawn Sare
Randall Schragg
Phil Garcia
Marion Serres
Jamie Shelton
Karen White
Marti Ainsworth
Judy Leroy
Ricardo Ramos
Sheri Houswirth
Thomas Glasure

Mulder has been adopted.
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A 9-month-old cat is no match for a car - usually the car will win. Mulder was rushed to an emergecy clinic on January 13, with two badly broken hind legs and a large bruise on his hip. Despite his pain, this sweet boy was mostly interested in getting head-rubs and attention - definitely a cat that deserved a chance to recover and find a loving home. Surgery would be expensive, but giving Mulder a chance to walk again would be worth every penny. Due to the severity of the fractures and Mulder's young age, surgery needed to be done quickly. Fracture sites tend to heal quickly in young animals where growth plates are still present, and we wanted to make sure Mulder had the best possible chance to heal correctly and prevent complications down the road. Thankfully, we were able to schedule Mulder's surgery for Thursday, January 14. We'd like to thank Dr. Anndrea Fling of VCA All Pets Animal Hospital in Salinas for offering discounted orthopedic surgery and for plating and pinning his fractured bones. Mulder still has a lot of healing to do, but each step he takes brings him closer to a happy life as a cherished companion. Please help Mulder as he begins his jouney of healing. We are hoping to raise $3,000 to cover his medical expenses. Thank you!



Chana's Donors
Maria Hernandez
Clara Wang

Chana has been adopted.
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Chana is a very sweet and gentle 1-year-old kitty who came to us from a vet clinic in South Monterey County. She had a badly broken hind leg which could not be saved. Chana underwent amputation surgery in late January and is healing beautifully. Cats adjust amazingly well to the loss of a limb, and Chana can look forward to a long and happy life as an indoor companion. She'll be available for adoption once she has fully recovered. Thank you for donating towards Chana's medical expenses!



Bruzer's Donors
Lisa Villafranca in memory of Louis A. Arias

Bruzer has been adopted.
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Bruzer is a sweet and resilient 3-year-old terrier mix who had a close encounter with a car and lived to tell the tale! The folks at the Salinas Shelter contacted us for help when this little guy came in as an injured stray. He was in a lot of pain, could not use his hind legs and had a lot of bruising. He was transferred to our vet clinic for an exam and x-rays. He suffered a broken hind leg, which should heal in about 8 weeks. Bruzer will be available for adoption in mid-April. Thank you for donations towards his medical expenses!



Indy's Donors
Karen White

Indy has been adopted.
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Indy is a friendly 7-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix who lost his home when his guardian could not afford to treat his severe skin allergies. When he arrived at our clinic, his fur was very thin and his skin was thickened and painfully inflamed. Indy was put on a course of antibiotics, antifungal medications, steroids, special diet and medicated baths to soothe his skin. He is currently in foster care and is showing great improvement. He will soon have an appointment with a veterinary dermatologist to determine the source of his allergies and the best course of action to maintain his health for the long term. Donations towards Indy's medical care are appreciated!



Bubba Gump's Donors
Darla Harbaugh
Linda McLaughlin
Sara Hansen
Valerie Moule
Jessica Prichard
Debra Cauble
Linda Lunsman
Donna Beck
Suzanne Talbot
Leon Farries
William Litt
Tina Corona
Karen White
Valery Hurdle
Heather Campbell
Tina Corona
Diane Huss

Bubba Gump has been adopted.
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Bubba Gump is a gentle 8-year-old Boxer who has a happy wiggle for everyone he meets. The folks at the Salinas Animal Shelter contacted us for help when he arrived at the shelter with several masses including a large mast cell tumor on his lower jaw. After consulting with veterinary oncologist Dr. Arteaga, we started him on medication to decrease inflammation around the tumor site to make its removal more successful. Bubba underwent surgery to remove the tumor in May, but sadly the growth started to return in the fall and has been steadily increasing in size. Bubba is an amazing dog and we want to do everything possible to improve his quality of life. Dr. Arteaga feels his tumor will respond to a course of chemotherapy drugs. His treatment will start in December and will last for six months. We are hoping to raise $1,000 - $2,000 to help pay for Bubba's cancer treatment and give him a fighting chance. Thank you!



Sam has been adopted.
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Sam is a super sweet 2-year-old miniature Poodle who came to us from the Salinas Shelter. A good Samaritan saw this little guy get hit by a car, and he was never claimed by an owner. Sam had x-rays and the vet determined that he would need a femoral head ostectomy (FHO) surgery in order to regain the use of his right hind leg. Sam is due for orthopedic surgery on 3/7/16 and will be available for adoption once he has healed. Thank you for donations towards Sam's medical expenses.



Shelly's Donors
Lenore Dorcak

Shelly has been adopted.
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Shelly is a sweet 1-year-old terrier mix who was found as an injured stray in a rural agricultural area. Most likely hit by a car, Shelly could not put weight on her front leg, and x-rays confirmed that her bone was fractured. She also had several painful wounds on her head and leg. With the help of antibiotics, a splint and regular bandage changes, Shelly is healing nicely and is expected to make a full recovery. She'll be available for adoption once she has healed, most likely sometime in April. Thank you for donating towards Shelly's medical expenses!



Rocky has been adopted.
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Rocky is a sweet 10-week-old baby bunny who came to us from the Salinas Shelter the night before Thanksgiving. He was a very sick little guy and a nurse volunteer took him home and stayed up most of the night caring for him - force feeding and giving him IV fluids. Rocky suffered some sort of head trauma and had a badly scratched cornea. He was started on medication and antibiotic eye drops, and though he was very weak and wobbly at first, he is gaining strength every day. Rocky will be available for adoption once he has healed. Donations towards his care are much appreciated!



Casper's Donors
Karen White

Casper has been adopted.
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Casper is a friendly 3-month-old Pit Bull mix puppy who arrived at the Salinas Shelter with a miserable case of demodex (noncontagious) mange. With red, inflamed skin, thin fur and scabs all over his body, Casper was badly in need of medical treatment. We started him on a course of antibiotics, along with a regimen of skin medication and special baths and a healthy diet. Casper is currently recovering in foster care, and should be healed and ready for his forever home sometime in December or January. Thank you for sponsoring Casper's medical care!



Carat's Donors
Tina Corona

Carat has been adopted.
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Carat got his name because he's a "diamond in the ruff!" This sweet but very bashful 1-year-old Poodle mix came to us from the Salinas Shelter after arriving in a severe state of neglect. His filthy coat was extremely matted and full of foxtails. Multiple painful foxtails needed to be removed from inside his ears. Carat was sedated so that his coat could be shaved down, and he was started on antibiotics and pain medication. This gentle boy will be available for adoption once he has healed. Thank your for donations towards his medical expenses.



Abigail's Donors
Tina Corona
Karen White

Abigail has been adopted.
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Abigail is a darling 4-year-old Yorkie mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter. Her foster mom noticed that one of her eyes was considerably larger than the other, so Abigail was examined by veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Anne Gratzek. Abigail was diagnosed with end-stage glaucoma in her left eye, causing her blindness in that eye and pain similar to a constant migraine headache. Abigail underwent eye removal surgery on 11/3/15. She will adjust nicely to having one eye, and most importantly, she will no longer suffer any pain. Abigail will be available for adoption once her sutures are removed. Thank you for donations towards her medical care!



McGuire's Donors
Mary Beth White
Phuong Nguyen
Karen White
Ute Eng

McGuire has been adopted.
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McGuire is a big teddy bear of a cat who came to us from the streets. Life has not been easy for this sweet boy, who survived by living by his wits and scrounging whatever food he could find. To make matters worse, McGuire was born with a condition called entropion, which means his eyelids turn under. This causes tremendous pain and irritation from the eyelashes rubbing on the surface of the eye. He recently underwent surgery to correct this condition, and he's already feeling so much better! In addition to McGuire's laundry list of woes, he had some badly infected teeth that needed to be removed, and he tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). A cat like McGuire would be put down by most shelters, but thanks to your support, we can give this boy a chance to live a happy, pain-free life in a home of his own. Donations towards his medical expenses are appreciated!



Dabney's Donors
Karen White

Dabney has been adopted.
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Dabney is a 6-year-old poodle mix who arrived at the Salinas Shelter in a sad state of neglect. He was filthy, matted and covered in stickers and burrs. Alarmingly, he also had a large mass on his left elbow that would need to be examined and removed. Dabney was transferred to our care and underwent surgery to remove the mass. Fortunately the biopsy came back as a benign trichoblastoma, and Dabney will have no further problems. This nice boy will be available for adoption once he has healed. Donations towards his medical care are appreciated!



Nemo's Donors
Karen White

Nemo has been adopted.
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Nemo is an adorable 4-month-old brown tabby kitten who just wants to have fun! Unfortunately, he has to put his playful energy on hold for six weeks to give his broken femur and pelvis a chance to heal. Nemo was most likely hit by a car, and he's lucky to only have a few broken bones to show for that dangerous encounter. He'll be restricted to cage rest to give his bones a chance to mend, and after that he'll be good as new and ready for a home of his own. Donations towards Nemo's medical expenses are appreciated!



Gabe's Donors
Freja Rasmussen
Kelly Meeks
Karen White

Gabe has been adopted.
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Gabe is a sweet 3-month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix puppy who came to us from a high volume shelter in the Central Valley. Sadly, Gabe caught his hind leg in some metal fencing and ended up with multiple fractures that also affect his Achilles tendon. Gabe will require orthopedic surgery to attach a metal plate to stabilize his leg and allow it to heal properly. Fortunately, puppies heal very quickly and Gabe will have a long and healthy life ahead of him. The estimate for Gabe's surgery is $2,500. Your donations will make Gabe's second chance possible, thank you!



Teala's Donors
Karen White

Teala has been adopted.
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Teala is a darling 3-4 month old Miniature Pinscher mix puppy who came to us from the Salinas Shelter in need of medical care. She was started on pain medication and had X-rays done. Her right hind leg was badly fractured and needed surgical repair. Dr. Roush performed her surgery on June 4, and Teala will be available for adoption once she has fully healed. She's going to be a delightful little friend for a lucky adopter! Thank you for donating towards Teala's medical care.



Heidi's Donors
Phuong Nguyen

Heidi has been adopted.
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Heidi is an adorable 6-month-old, 10-pound Spaniel/Chihuahua mix who tested positive for Parvo when she arrived at the Salinas Shelter. We were able to get her the emergency supportive care she needed, and happily Heidi survived this potentially deadly virus. Heidi is a super sweet, happy and playful pup who loves everyone she meets and is going to make someone a very special companion. Your support help us to continue to be a safety net for sick and injured animals like Heidi - thank you!



Durango's Donors
LottoLaffs

Durango has been adopted.
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Durango is a gentle 6-month-old Border Collie pup who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after arriving as an injured stray. He had a large patch of skin missing from his right front paw, and lacerations on his left front leg. He was placed on pain medication and antibiotics, and is receiving regular bandage changes while his wounds heal. Durango is being a very good patient while he is recovering, and he can't wait until he can run and play once again! He'll be available for adoption once he has healed. Thank you for helping us give Durango the medical care he needed!



Jackson's Donors
Karen White

Jackson has been adopted.
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Jackson is an easygoing 5-year-old Corgi/Cattle Dog mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter as an injured stray. He must have had a close encounter with an automobile, and as a result he sustained broken toes in his left front paw and a laceration on his inner elbow. He also had multiple fractured teeth that needed to be surgically removed. Jackson was put on antibiotics and pain medication. His leg is splinted to help the broken bones in his paw heal. Jackson will be available for adoption in mid-July. Donations towards his medical care are appreciated!



Ivy has been adopted.
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Ivy is a super-sweet 6-year-old, 30-pound Schnauzer mix with a gentle and calm personality. Ivy came to us with a badly infected uterus (pyometra) and a malignant mammary tumor. (Both of these conditions could have been prevented if she had been spayed as a young dog.) Her conditions would have been life-threatening without medical attention. Ivy was successfully spayed and had her mammary mass removed. Fortunately her x-rays did not show any metastasis, and Ivy should have many happy and healthy years ahead of her. Thank you for your donations towards Ivy's medical care.



Cassie has been adopted.
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Cassie is an adorable 2-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. Somehow she suffered an injury to her inner hind leg, resulting in a painful open wound. She was started on honey bandage wraps to aid in the healing process, along with pain medication. She is on restricted activity while her leg is healing. This darling little dog will be as good as new once her wound has healed. She'll be available for adoption sometime in June. Donations towards her medical care are appreciated!



Tucker has been adopted.
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Tucker was running as a stray in South Monterey County for five weeks before finally landing safely in foster care. Unfortunately he developed a sore hind leg which did not improve with rest. He was diagnosed with a luxating patella (floating kneecap) and underwent surgical repair on March 23. Thank you Dr. Roush!) Tucker is currently in foster care while he recovers from his surgery, and will be available for adoption once he has healed. Donations towards his medical expenses are appreciated!



Boris & Natasha's Donors
Patsy Volpe
Amanda Andrukaitis
Kristin Green
Jessica Morales
Debra Hale
Melinia Honjo
Ellen Mitchell
Patricia Branges

Boris & Natasha has been adopted.
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Boris (age 2)and Natasha (age 3) came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. They are fantastic dogs that both suffer from eye problems. Boris is completely blind in his right eye from a previous rupture, and veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Gratzek will perform surgery on 6/18/15 to correct the medial entropion of his left eye in order to preserve his vision in that eye. Natasha has been diagnosed with pigmentary keratitis and will require eye drops for her lifetime in order to halt the progression of the disease and prevent blindness. Medical expenses for Boris and Natasha has climbed to over $1,250, but saving their vision is worth every penny. Donations are much appreciated!



Grace's Donors
LottoLaffs

Grace has been adopted.
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Grace is a 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix with a gentle and sweet temperament. She arrived at the Salinas Shelter after being hit by a car, and was immediately transferred to our vet clinic for care. She was placed on cage rest and pain medication, and thankfully she is improving on her own and is using her injured leg more and more. She'll be available for adoption once she is completely healed. Thank you for donating towards Grace's medical expenses!



Marnie has been adopted.
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Marnie is a 5-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy who is full of wiggles and tail wags! The folks at the Salinas Shelter contacted us for help when she came in as an injured stray. X-rays showed that she had a fractured left hip and right hock. Marnie was placed on eight weeks of cage rest and pain management, and she is expected to make a full recovery. This adorable little pup is going to be a fantastic companion! She'll be available for adoption in late June. Thank you for donating towards her medical expenses!



Maddie's Donors
Jennifer Hirsh
Kathy Robinson in memory of Max
Chris and Rick Moran
Karen White
Patricia Branges

Maddie has been adopted.
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Maddie is a lovely 1-year-old Yellow Lab mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. Sadly, this sweet dog was used as target practice and she is covered with shotgun pellet injuries from her head to her tail. X-rays showed fragments throughout her body. She has been placed on antibiotics and pain medication. If pellets are found in her intestines or between a joint, they will need to be surgically removed. In the meantime, this sweet dog is winning the hearts of everyone who meets her. She'll be available for adoption once she has healed. We are gratefully accepting donations for Maddie's medical care.



Hodor's Donors
Diana Angelis
Antoinette McDaniel
Lois Hansen
Eva Matthews
Dotty Petrosky
Candyss Fitzgerald
Carol Del Aguila
Karen White
Rena Henderson
LottoLaffs
Clara Wang

Hodor has been adopted.
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Hodor , aka Hodi, is an incredibly sweet and playful 2-month-old kitten who was rescued from the streets of South Monterey County. He was suffering from a horrible untreated infection to both eyes, and they were painfully swollen and bulging from their sockets. He was immediately put on medication and pain killers to see if the swelling would go down. Unfortunately, his eyes did not improve and he had to undergo surgery to have both eyes removed to prevent them from rupturing. Currently in foster care, Hodi is feeling great and is learning to map out his environment by using his remaining senses. He's a snuggly, happy and playful little guy who can look forward to enjoying a long and wonderful life, despite being blind. He'll be available for adoption once he has healed. Donations towards his medical expenses are appreciated!



Flynn's Donors
Anna Martin

Flynn has been adopted.
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Flynn , an adorable blonde terrier mix puppy, was only six weeks old when he came to us from the Salinas Shelter with an injured front leg. Sadly, x-rays showed a fracture of the radius and ulna, and Flynn's leg was wrapped in a tiny splint to allow the broken bone to heal, which will take 6-8 weeks. Flynn has a great prognosis and should be good as new once his leg has healed. He'll be available for adoption shortly! Donations towards Flynn's medical expenses are appreciated.



Nugent's Donors
Petco Foundation

Nugent has been adopted.
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Nugent is a sweet 2-month-old Terrier mix puppy who arrived at the Monterey County Shelter as an injured stray. He had been attacked by a larger dog and suffered bite marks and scabs around his neck and head. He was transferred to our care, and was started on antibiotics to treat the wounds and a case of kennel cough. He's a great little pup who is going to steal plenty of hearts once he's available for adoption! Donations towards his medical care are much appreciated.



Amber has been adopted.
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Amber is an affectionate 1-year-old terrier mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after being hit by a car. She suffered a broken front leg, requiring a cast and pain medication. After 6-8 weeks, her broken bone will be healed and Amber will be ready to get on with her life. She's a happy, gentle and sweet little dog who will be available for adoption once she has healed. Thank you for supporting Amber by making a donation towards her care.



Charley's Donors
Denice Macy

Charley has been adopted.
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Charley is a super sweet 2-year-old Maltese/Poodle mix who came to us from a local vet clinic after being hit by a car. He is scheduled to have FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) surgery on May 12. We expect Charley to have a great outcome and a wonderful quality of life once his injury has healed. He'll be available for adoption in early June. Donations towards his surgical expenses help us continue to save the homeless injured animals in our community! Thank you!



Maple's Donors
Cheryl Runyon

Maple has been adopted.
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Maple is a playful and sweet 4-month-old Chihuahua mix with a happy tail wag for everyone she meets! She came to us from the shelter with an eye condition called Cherry Eye (prolapsed third eyelid) which requires surgical repair. Despite the discomfort she is in, Maple is a cuddly and sweet puppy who loves everyone. She is scheduled for surgery in mid-November, and will be available for adoption once she has healed. Thanks for giving this sweet pup a second chance by donating towards her surgical expenses!



Aloe's Donors
Eva Matthews
Stacey Ashton
Kelly Newton in memory of CoCo Newton
Karen White

Aloe has been adopted.
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Aloe is a darling 1-year-old tortie point Siamese who arrived at the Salinas Shelter unable to stand or walk. She was trembling and was very weak in her hindquarters. She was transferred to our care, and x-rays showed that Aloe suffered a broken pelvis along with a crushing tail injury that caused the skin and fur on her upper tail to slough off. She had probably been run over by a car. To avoid amputating the tail, Aloe was started on a regimen of daily bandage changes, and fortunately it looks like her tail will heal. She also lost a large patch of fur on her back, which is starting to regrow. This super sweet and friendly girl is currently on crate rest in foster care while her pelvic fracture heals. She'll likely be available for adoption in late March. Donations towards her medical expenses are much appreciated!



Flannery's Donors
Shari Roehl
Karen White

Flannery has been adopted.
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Flannery is a sweet and playful 8-month-old orange tabby with a wonderful attitude despite a tough start in life. She came to us from the Monterey SPCA after coming in as a neglected stray. She had severe inflammation on her left eye and a healing ulcer on her right eye. Both ears were inflamed and infested with ear mites. After consulting with veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Gratzek, the decision was made to remove Flannery's damaged left eye. Her right eye has some scarring, but she still has some vision and enjoys chasing her kitten toys and hopping on your lap for petting. Flannery will be available for adoption once her sutures are removed and her incision has healed. Thank you for donations towards her medical care!



Austyn has been adopted.
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Austyn is a super sweet 2-year-old female pit bull who had the bad luck of being hit by a car when running loose as a stray. The folks at the Monterey County Shelter gave us a call to see if we could help, since they did not have funds available for medical care. Radiographs showed that she had a femoral head fracture, and would need surgery to get that repaired. Dr. Matsuki performed her surgery on March 31, and Austyn is recovering nicely. She'll be available for adoption once she has healed. Your donations help us give dogs like Austyn a second chance, thank you!



Tink's Donors
Kelly Newton in memory of Coco Newton

Tink has been adopted.
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Tink is an itty-bitty 2-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy who arrived at the Salinas Shelter with an injured hind leg. She may have been dropped or stepped on, and the result was a broken hind leg. Tink is currently wearing a splint to keep her leg stabilized while her bones knit. Young dogs heal quickly and before long Tink will be running and playing as though nothing ever happened! She will be available for adoption once her leg has completely healed. Donations towards her medical expenses are gratefully accepted.



Trooper's Donors
Valery Hurdle
Karen White
Kevin Kiper

Trooper has been adopted.
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Trooper is a Giant Flemish bunny that came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. He had a badly injured hind leg, along with some internal injuries consistent with being hit by a car or being kicked or thrown. Poor Trooper! He was rushed to the Avian and Exotic Clinic and was hand-fed and given pain medication until he underwent surgery to repair his fractured femur on 11/1014. Thankfully, he's already feeling better and is happily munching on his bunny salads! Trooper will be available for adoption once his leg has healed. We'd like to thank everyone who worked together to save this nice rabbit. We are hoping to raise $1,200 to pay for his surgical expenses. Thank you!



Journey's Donors
Phuong Nguyen
Valerie Fern
Narit Gessler
Karen White

Journey has been adopted.
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Journey is a young adult bunny who is now on the path to a brighter future! His life was saved thanks to a good Samaritan who rescued him from a field after he was tossed from the window of a car in June. Poor Journey was in poor condition and he underwent three different surgeries to treat 12 abscessed wounds on his legs and under his chin. He must have been attacked and bitten by a larger animal. Journey is recovering nicely and will be available for adoption once he has healed. Donations towards his medical expenses are much appreciated!



Retta's Donors
Petco Foundation

Retta has been adopted.
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Retta (short for Henrietta) is a darling 11-month-old terrier mix pup who arrived at the Salinas Shelter as a stray with an injured hind leg. Sadly, x-rays confirmed that her left hind leg was broken, possibly the result of being hit by a car. Retta is currently sporting a lovely yellow cast while her fracture heals. She is a super sweet and cuddly little dog who will be available for adoption once she has healed. Donations towards her medical expenses are much appreciated!



Luna's Donors
Jennifer Neumann
Karen White
Cyndy Gospodnetich
Tina Corona
Robert G. Pleak in memory of Maggie Mae
Sherry Piatt
Darla Van Schuyver
Duke for Debbie
Petco Foundation

Luna has been adopted.
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Luna endured the worst treatment humans can inflict, yet she is a trusting and gentle dog who is happy to have a second chance. A 2-year-old German Shepherd, Luna was taken into custody as a cruelty case by the Monterey County Animal Services. Thanks to an anonymous tip, the animal control officer found Luna with a rope tied so tightly around her hind leg, she had chewed off her own paw. She was starving and was forced to live outdoors. She slept under a truck for shelter. Thankfully Luna is now safely in our care. She underwent surgery to amputate her damaged leg, which was basically a rotting stump with bone exposed. Now in foster care, Luna's future looks bright. She will be available for adoption once her incision has healed. Donations towards Luna's medical expenses are much appreciated.



Samson's Donors
Heather Sigmon
Sondra Peters
Kirsten Hatfield
Christine Morykwas
Jacqueline Schultz
Jasmine Saunders
Tracy Kneist
Alyce Ece
Sharyl Yoshimura
Stephani Broviak
Petco Foundation

Samson has been adopted.
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Samson the miracle kitten is a super sweet and friendly 4-month-old who came to us from the Baldwin Park Shelter. He had an adverse reaction when recovering from his neuter surgery, and his heart and breathing stopped. Fortunately, he responded to heroic revival efforts, and though he had transient blindness due to hypoxia and had trouble walking at first, Samson is now a happy and playful kitten! His right eye has a corneal ulcer and is being treated. The eye may always appear to be a bit cloudy, but his vision is normal. Happily, Samson has every opportunity to live a full and happy life! Donations towards Samson's medical expenses are appreciated!



Annie Oakley's Donors
Lenore Dorcak

Annie Oakley has been adopted.
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Annie Oakley is a super sweet 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog who was picked up as a stray in need of medical attention. She had lacerations on her front legs and an eye condition called cherry eye (prolapsed third eyelid) which requires surgical repair. The folks at the Monterey County Shelter gave us a call and Annie is now safely in our care. Her legs are healing nicely and she is scheduled for eye surgery in late March. She will be available for adoption once she has healed. Donations towards her medical care are very much appreciated!



Guinness has been adopted.
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Guinness is a charming 3-year-old Terrier mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after being picked up as a stray with a painful right front leg. He was diagnosed with a previously fractured elbow that had no chance of healing correctly. Guinness underwent amputation surgery on March 16 and is currently in foster care while he heals and learns to get around on three legs. He has a wonderful prognosis and can now live a long, happy and pain-free life. Guinness will be available for adoption in mid-April. Thank you for your support!



Trey's Donors
Lenore Dorcak
Petco Foundation

Trey has been adopted.
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Trey is a sweet and gentle 3-year-old Min Pin mix who has lived through a terrible ordeal. A good Samaritan spotted him wandering as a stray with a horrific injury. His left front leg had somehow been torn off, and he was too scared and hurt to approach a human for help. Trey's rescuer spent three days earning his trust, and was finally able to catch him in a humane trap. He was taken to a local vet clinic and then transferred to our care to clean up his wound and complete the amputation. Trey is currently recovering from surgery and is also being treated for demodex mange (skin mites). Your donations will help us pay for Trey's medical expenses. Thank you!



Kimba's Donors
James Washington in memory of Sonia Kneier
Lenore Dorcak

Kimba has been adopted.
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Kimba is named for the famous animated white lion character. He is a 7-month-old Maltese/Poodle mix pup who came to us as an injured stray from the Salinas Shelter. Most likely hit by a car, Kimba had a broken pelvis and a damaged hind leg. Unfortunately there was extensive nerve damage, and his leg needed to be surgically removed. Kimba has made an excellent recovery and gets along very well on three legs. He is a good boy who gets along nicely with other dogs and cats and is currently available for adoption. Thank you for donating towards his medical care!



Taters's Donors
Courtney Colimodio
Simona Prochazka
Steve Eichner
Anita VanRoekel
Debra Couch
Karin Varela

Taters has been adopted.
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Taters may look like a candidate for the "World's Ugliest Dog" contest right now, but we're hoping she'll soon be growing a nice thick coat of fur. Diagnosed with a severe generalized yeast infection, Taters has tried medications, special baths, supplements and diets to solve her skin problems, to no avail. She is itchy and miserable! Now she's about to start a very specific skin treatment while in foster care, and we're hoping this will be the answer to her skin issues. We're hoping to raise $300 to help pay for her special food, supplements and Nzymes Skin Program.



Barclay's Donors
Denice Macy in memory of Anna Canipe

Barclay has been adopted.
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Barclay was pretty banged up after being hit by a car. Along with scrapes on his nose and head, some of his teeth were knocked out and he suffered a badly broken front leg. The staff at the Salinas Shelter asked if we could help with Barclay, and he went to our vet clinic for x-rays and treatment. Happily, after wearing a plaster cast for many weeks, Barclay's bones are healing and he is now on crate rest while he completes his recovery. He's a charming 2-year-old, 17-pound Terrier mix with a fun and lively personality. He'll be available for adoption in early February. Thank you for helping with Barclay's medical expenses!



Cinderella's Donors
Clara Wang
Stacey Ashton
Cheryl Runyon

Cinderella has been adopted.
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Cinderella is hoping for a fairy tale ending to her story! She's a super sweet and friendly 1-year-old Siamese mix who suffered an injury after she was likely hit by a car. X-rays showed that the head of her femur was broken, and she required orthopedic surgery to repair the fracture. Cinderella was sweet and charming throughout her ordeal, and is looking forward to starting a new chapter of her life in a loving home. Thank you for donation towards Cinderella's medical expenses!



Jordi has been adopted.
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Jordi is an adorably scruffy 10-month-old terrier who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after arriving as a stray with a crushed rear paw. Radiographs showed multiple fractures and dislocations - ouch! Poor Jordi was at risk of needing amputation surgery. Thanks to regular bandage changes and plenty of pain management, his fractures are healing and it looks like he will be running and playing in no time. He's a sweet little dog who is grateful for his second chance. Thank you for donating towards his medical expenses.



Yukon's Donors
Roberta Barton in honor of Megan Torgrimson
Karey Harris in honor of Moriah Clarke
Sabrina Kleinknecht
Susan Hilinski
Cheryl Runyon

Yukon has been adopted.
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Yukon is a handsome 2-year-old German Shepherd who was hit by a car when running loose as a stray. He was hit on a Sunday, so the officer took him to a local vet clinic for initial treatment. Unclaimed by an owner, we were able to take Yukon into our care and were able to treat him for a broken hind leg. This big, goofy and lovable boy will make someone a very special companion dog. Donations towards his medical expenses are very much appreciated.



Elle has been adopted.
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Elle is an adorable 1-year-old Chihuahua/Dachshund mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. She suffered a dislocated hip, which eventually required an FHO (femoral head ostectomy) surgery to insure that the injury would heal correctly. Elle is doing well and can now look forward to a lifetime of walks in the woods and romps on the beach! Donations towards her surgical expenses are much appreciated. She is currently available for adoption.



Shanti's Donors
Karen White
Claire Cressia in honor of Skylar Thomas
Stacey Ashton
Kevin Kiper
Virginia Otteson
Cheryl Runyon

Shanti has been adopted.
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Shanti means peace, rest, tranquility or bliss, which is what we wish for this precious 5-week-old kitten who was found as a sick and injured stray. Sadly, her right eye was terribly infected and was grotesquely protruding from her eye socket. Her eye was too damaged to be saved, and needed to be surgically removed. Shanti is now recovering in foster care, and her incision is healing nicely. She will be available for adoption near Christmastime. Donations towards Shanti's surgical expenses are very much appreciated.



Trevor's Donors
Tina Corona

Trevor has been adopted.
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Trevor is a super sweet 3-year-old Chihuahua mix who arrived at the Salinas Animal Services as an injured stray. He was walking with an unusual gait and his hip bones were not symmetrical. X-rays showed a broken pelvis that had been untreated for some time. Trevor is now under strict crate rest for two months so his bones have a chance to heal. He will be available for adoption in late May once his crate rest is complete. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with Trevor's medical expenses.



Munson's Donors
Karen White
Pamela Wade
Clara Wang

Munson has been adopted.
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Munson hasn't had an easy life. You can tell from his scarred and crumpled ears that he had to fight for survival. He was abandoned at an apartment complex and lived on handouts for many months until he was found nearly dead, lying in a gutter. A kind citizen rushed him to the vet, and he was treated for a life threatening urinary blockage. Later it was discovered that he also had a broken hip, and he underwent FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) surgery to give him a chance to lead a normal, pain-free life. Munson is a wonderful 4-year-old longhaired tabby with an ultra-sweet personality. He'll be available for adoption once he has completely healed. Donations towards his medical care are much appreciated!



Hopalong Cassidy's Donors
La Mar Castaneda

Hopalong Cassidy has been adopted.
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Hopalong Cassidy is a gentle 1-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. Most likely hit by a car, Hopalong is lucky that he survived the impact with only a broken leg. Hoppy underwent surgery to pin and plate the bones of his right hind leg, and is expected to make a great recovery and be back in the saddle in no time! We appreciate donations to help with his x-rays and surgical expenses, which came to $1,000. Thank you!



Timmy's Donors
Barbara Black
Linda Lauderdale

Timmy has been adopted.
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Timmy is an special 3-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy who arrived at the Salinas Shelter with a painful wound on his back, which may have been the result of a chemical burn or an injury. In addition, his front legs are fused at the elbows in a criss-cross position, making it impossible for him to walk like a normal dog. Instead, he uses his strong hind legs to scoot himself across the floor. We treated Timmy's injured back and his wound is healing nicely. Our vet took x-rays of his malformed front legs and will be consulting with an orthopedic surgeon to see if there is a way they can be surgically repaired. In the meantime, Timmy is a happy, bouncy and playful little guy who will be a wonderful companion for a special adopter. He is currently in foster care while he is healing. Donations towards his medical care are much appreciated!



Kip's Donors
Phuong Nguyen
Chris Moran

Kip has been adopted.
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Kip is a 3-year-old terrier mix with one of the worst cases of demodex mange we have seen. He came into our program after coming into the Monterey County Shelter as a neglected stray. Currently in foster care, Kip is getting the best of care and we look forward to the day we can post his "after" photos with a full, fluffy coat. In the meantime, Kip is being treated with medications, supplements, special baths and nutritious food to help him recover from this horrible and painful skin condition. We are gratefully accepting donations to help with his medical expenses and are happy we can give this nice dog a second chance. He'll be available for adoption once he has recovered.



Merritt's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Lenore Dorcak
Kathy Ausderau in memory of nb
Lisa Villafranca in memory of Mitzi

Merritt has been adopted.
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Merritt is a sweet two-year-old Miniature Pinscher who came to us from the Salinas Shelter with gruesome injuries to her hind legs. Sadly, her right leg could not be saved and needed to be amputated. Her left leg is being treated for a degloving injury, requiring several weeks of constant bandage changes so it will have a chance to heal properly. Her medical expenses are estimated to be $1,095. She will be available for adoption once she has healed.



Patch Adams has been adopted.
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Patch Adams is a 5-month-old tuxedo kitten with an exceptionally friendly personality, despite having a rough start in life. Patch was taken to the emergency clinic after being found by a concerned citizen. He had a painful laceration and abscess on his hind leg that needed surgical attention to help it heal. He was transferred to our vet clinic to have his leg treated, and is happily now on the road to complete recovery. Patch Adams is now available for adoption and has full use of his injured leg. Donations towards his medical expenses are appreciated!



Summer has been adopted.
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Summer is a darling 7-month-old boxer mix pup who suffered a broken leg after being hit by a car. The folks at the Salinas Shelter asked for our help with her medical care. X-rays showed a fractured hind leg, which did not require surgical repair. She will wear a splint for six weeks while her bones mend. Summer is a happy, wiggly pup who loves everyone and can't wait for a chance to run and play once again! She will be available for adoption once she has healed. Summer thanks you for your support!



Twinkle's Donors
Tina Corona
Rena Henderson
Ruth Caywood
Julie Pietrantoni
Bettina Kadoorie

Twinkle has been adopted.
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Twinkle had some bad luck, but she's on the road to recovery now. She's an adorable 5-month-old grey and white poodle mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. She had been hit by a car, and the owners put a makeshift splint on her broken leg and requested that she be euthanized. Thankfully, we were able to help this sweet pup by giving her the second chance she desperately needed. Twinkle's hind leg was too badly damaged to be saved, but she had a successful amputation surgery and can look forward to a bright future as a darling little tripod. She'll be available for adoption once she has healed. Donations towards her medical care are much appreciated!



Paws's Donors
Matt Bravman in honor of Mandy Lopez
Adrienne Bronfeld
Rena Henderson
Karen White
Clara Wang

Paws has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Paws suffered a terrible injury when he was caught in a car engine and a large patch of skin on his hip was torn off, leaving a huge open wound. The Salinas Shelter asked for our help with Paws and he is currently at our vet clinic undergoing daily wet-to-dry bandage changes to encourage enough healthy tissue growth to be able to eventually stitch the wound closed. Paws is a super friendly and easygoing patient, and will make someone a fantastic companion cat once he has healed. The process is slow but we expect 4-year-old Paws to make a wonderful recovery. Donations towards his vet expenses are appreciated!



Skip's Donors
Rena Henderson
Eva Matthews
Karen White in memory of Rocky
Clara Wang
Marta Bulaich

Skip has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Skip is a friendly 5-year-old orange tabby who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. He had been hanging out as a stray at a home in Carmel Valley, and when the family noticed a bloody, ulcerated wound on his leg, they surrendered him to the shelter. It turned out that the wound was actually a malignant tumor. To keep the cancer from spreading and to save Skip's life, he immediately underwent amputation surgery. Skip's prognosis is now very good, and he's healing nicely. Animals adapt amazingly well to the loss of a limb. This super-nice cat will be available for adoption to a safe, indoor-only home once he has fully healed. Donations towards Skip's medical care are gratefully accepted!



Ducky's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
JoAnn Kromfols
Melissa Look
Eileen Endres
Donna Turner
Thomas Hutchinson
Steven Hengst
Dot Rasmussen
Eleanor Arrowood in honor of Dede & Misty
Linda Foster
Linda Shen
Sharon Ritchie
Nancy Cohen
Roberta Pile
Debra Beaufort
Judy Richter
Ute Peters

Ducky has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Ducky is a 3-year-old, 65-pound pit bull mix who suffered a badly broken left hind leg after being hit by a car. He underwent surgery to plate his left femur and is expected to make a great recovery. Everybody who meets Ducky is impressed with his sweet and gentle demeanor. We are hoping to raise $1,000 to help pay for his surgical expenses, X-rays, hospitalization, pain meds and antibiotics. Ducky will be available for adoption once he has healed.



Sol's Donors
Eva Matthews in honor of Miss Puckette and Sniper

Sol has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Sol had a rough start in life. Found as an abandoned stray in Salinas, this chocolate point Siamese mix was a very sick little guy, and needed antibiotics to help clear up a nasty upper respiratory infection. The infection eventually cleared up, but Sol was left with an irritating eye condition called cherry eye (prolapsed third eyelid) which will need to be surgically repaired. Sol is currently about 2 months old but needs to grow a bit older before the surgery can be performed. In the meantime he's getting lots of love and cuddles! He'll be available for adoption once his eye has healed. Donations towards Sol's upcoming eye surgery are very much appreciated! Update 7/7/14: Sol has had his surgery and is recovering nicely!



Ozzie's Donors
Tina Corona

Ozzie has been adopted.
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Ozzy is a darling 3-month-old terrier mix puppy who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. Most likely hit by a car, Ozzy could not use his left hind leg and was in terrible pain. X-rays were taken and showed that he had a fractured tibia and fibula, but fortunately no orthopedic surgery was needed. A cast was applied to stabilize the bones and speed the healing process. Ozzy will be available for adoption in early June, once his fractures have healed. Thank you for donating towards Ozzy's medical care!



Pete's Donors
Ann Bikales
Lois Hansen

Pete has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Pete was found as a severely neglected stray and was taken to the shelter by a compassionate citizen. His coat was so severely overgrown and matted, he could barely walk. It's hard to imagine how much discomfort he endured while the mats pinched and pulled at his skin every time he moved. Pete needed to be sedated while the straitjacket of filthy fur was carefully clipped away. Amazingly, underneath was a treasure: a handsome 2-year-old, 15-pound poodle/cocker mix. Despite the neglect he suffered, Pete is a forgiving and gentle soul who gets along great with people, other dogs and cats. He is currently available for adoption. Your kind donations help us rescue sick, injured or neglected animals like Pete. Thank You!



Sheldon's Donors
Soraya Macak

Sheldon has been adopted.
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Sheldon is an amazing 1-year-old yellow Lab with a happy, friendly personality. He came to us from the Monterey County Shelter in need of medical help for an eye condition called entropion. Poor Sheldon had lived his entire life with an inward-rolling eyelid, causing pain and irritation as his eyelashes rubbed against his eye. Sheldon underwent eyelid surgery to cure the problem, and will now know what it's like to blink his eye with no pain. He'll be available for adoption once he has healed from his surgery. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with his medical expenses.



Slash's Donors
John Ballweber
Karen White

Slash has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Slash is a friendly and easygoing Border Collie mix who came to us as a stray with a horrible injury to his paw. The large pad of his right front leg was completely ripped off, leaving a large open wound. Our vet cleaned and debrided the wound, and Slash is now undergoing daily wet to dry bandage changes to encourage granulation and healing of the injured pad. Slash is a wonderful patient and wins the hearts of everyone who meets him. He will be available for adoption once he has healed. We are hoping to raise $300 to help with his medical expenses.



Lola's Donors
Karen White

Lola has been adopted.
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Lola is an itty-bitty 5-year-old, 4-pound Chihuahua who came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter as an injured stray. We're not sure if she was hit by a car or accidentally stepped on, but she suffered a broken pelvis and is currently resting in foster care while her broken bones mend. She is a very sweet and docile lap dog who will make somebody a very special companion once she has healed. Your donations will help us pay for her x-rays, medications and vet care. Thank you!



Misha's Donors
Dani Paulsen in honor of Duke and Bella

Misha has been adopted.
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Misha is a sweet 3-month-old German Shepherd puppy who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after arriving as an injured stray needing medical treatment. The vet suspects either a burn or a crush injury that resulted in the loss of most of the skin on her paw. She was started on pain medication and had her paw thoroughly cleaned and bandaged. Misha is currently in foster care while her paw is healing. She is a wonderful patient and will be available for adoption once her paw has completely healed. Donations towards her medical care are much appreciated!



Rock's Donors
Karen White

Rock has been adopted.
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Rock is the sweetest cat ever! He's a 10-year-old who came to us from the Salinas Shelter with a host of medical problems, including infected teeth, an abdominal mass, alopecia from flea bites and a previously broken pelvis. He also tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Rock underwent surgery to extract 8 teeth and remove the mass, and he's feeling great. Despite all he's been through, he has a happy and upbeat personality. Donations towards Rock's medical expenses are gratefully accepted. He is now available for adoption!



Gopher's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Lenore Dorcak
Phuong Nguyen

Gopher has been adopted.
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Gopher is an adorable two-year-old Tibetan Spaniel mix who came to us as an injured stray. Hit by a car, little Gopher suffered a broken hind leg that required surgery pin his fractured tibia. He also sustained a broken pelvis. Gopher is a sweetie and is currently doing well in foster care. He's confined to a crate while his bones are healing. He'll be available for adoption once he has recovered. Gopher's surgical expenses came to $775.



Giraffe's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Giraffe has been adopted.
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Giraffe is a sweet 4-month-old Chihuahua/Terrier mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. She had been hit by a car while running loose as a stray, and suffered a fractured hind leg. Giraffe underwent surgery to plate the broken bones, and she's now recovering in foster care. This friendly and playful pup charms every person she meets, and we are happy she now has a second chance at finding a family of her own. She'll be available for adoption in January.



Corky's Donors
Lenore Dorcak

Corky has been adopted.
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Corky is an 8-month-old terrier mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter with an injured front leg. X-rays were taken and showed a fracture that had been untreated for nearly one month. After consulting with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Marsolais, the decision was made to allow the fracture to continue to heal (versus risking a surgery and possible amputation). Her leg will appear to be a bit crooked when the cast comes off in early February, but she should have good function. Corky is currently in foster care while she's healing, and will be available for adoption once she's been cleared by the vet. If you can donate towards Corky's medical expenses, it would be much appreciated!



Hope's Donors
Lupe Reyes
Karen White

Hope has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Hope was found as an injured stray in Tulare. She was scheduled to be put down because she was completely paralyzed in her hind legs. Fortunately, a shelter employee fell in love with Hope's sweet temperament and could not euthanize her. AFRP was her last hope, and she is doing well in foster care. It has taken a month, but Hope is now walking on her own and should continue to improve. She's about three years old and loves people and other dogs. She will soon be available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $300 to help cover the costs of her X-rays and medications.



Jerry's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Steven Domnauer in honor of Tillie
Paul Johnson
Mindy Chozick
Melissa Solomon
Kimberly Briggs
Shanna deDiego
Gina Wolf
Donna Beck
Barbara Galgiani
Ines Natale in memory of JavaJoe
Suzanne Talbot
Alan Laschiver
Miriam Anderson
Sara Hansen
Nan Broadbent
Sue McFeron
Steven Polkabla
Valerie Hunken
Ika Irsan
Denise Stevens in memory of Anne Stevens
Sara Townsend
Debbie Hiler
Kim Larson
Kelli Uldall
Henry Munoz
Jessica Spencer
Jean Haynes
Carolyn McMillen
Deborah Wilday
Leslie Sweet
Mary Kay Toyne
Nicole Bybee
Valerie Fern
Patty McCoy
Carmen Wolff
Elizabeth Sengel
Mia Maddoux
Julie Villaire
Martin Sr Consultant Inc
Katherine Punteney
Carol Lauderdale in memory of Keisha
Meggan Madden in honor of Grizzly

Jerry has been adopted.
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Jerry is an eight-year-old Chihuahua who came to us as an abandoned stray from the Santa Cruz area. Just like Shaylee, also on the web, Jerry was diagnosed with a narrowed heart valve which could lead to sudden death. He and Shaylee will both be going to Los Angeles on September 25 for a life saving procedure that will widen their faulty heart valves and cure their condition. We are hoping to raise $2,000 to cover the balance of their surgical expenses. Update: Jerry's surgery was a success! He'll have a recheck with his cardiologist in late October, and will be available for adoption after that. Thank you for your support!



Leela's Donors
Patricia Ginkel

Leela has been adopted.
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Leela is a sweet 5-month-old brindle pit bull mix puppy who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter. She was suffering from entropion, a condition where the eyelids roll inward. This is very uncomfortable, as the eyelashes constantly rub against the surface of the eye causing scratching and irritation. Leela underwent surgery to correct her eyelids, and is currently in foster care while she heals. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with her surgical expenses. Leela will be available for adoption once she has recovered.



Bubba's Donors
Nan Broadbent
James Washington
Natural Veterinary Therapy - Dr. Richmond
Donna Krenz

Bubba has been adopted.
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Bubba is an energetic 6-month-old, 12-pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix pup who was born with some neurological problems that prevent him from using his hind legs correctly. Bubba also has some urinary incontinence related to the nerve deficit in his hind end. Despite his challenges, Bubba loves to play and have fun, even though he usually ends up toppling over when he tries to walk or run. He has recently started physical therapy and Dr. Richmond of Natural Veterinary Therapy thinks he has a good chance of getting some good function in his hind legs. We are hoping to raise $1,000 to help with his physical therapy expenses.



Hook has been adopted.
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Hook is a super friendly 10-month-old who was found as an injured stray and taken to the local emergency vet clinic. He had an old, untreated injury to his right front leg making it impossible for him to walk in a normal way because the joint near his paw is bent like a hook. To prevent any future issues with the damaged leg, Hook will be undergoing amputation surgery on March 17, and will be available for adoption once he has healed. Three legged cats can live long and wonderful lives, and we want to make sure Hook gets a great start with a family of his own. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with Hook's surgical expenses. Thank you!



Crystal's Donors
Deana Myers
Karen White
Rena Henderson in memory of Max, Molly, Tigger and Rosie

Crystal has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Crystal is a sweet and friendly adult longhaired tabby who had been abandoned and was eking out an existence behind the Crystal Fish Restaurant in Monterey. (She has good taste!) Crystal was a very sick kitty when she came in, and had a painful urinary tract infection and some nerve damage in her tail area - she had perhaps suffered a traumatic injury when she was a stray. We were able to get her infection under control, but the feeling in her tail never came back and it was getting in the way when she would use her litter box. Crystal recently underwent surgery to amputate her tail, and we're hoping that she'll soon be feeling better and will be ready to experience love in a home of her own. Her surgical and medical expenses have been about $500, donations are very much appreciated. Thank you!



Lucy's Donors
Phuong Nguyen

Lucy has been adopted.
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Lucy is a sweet 12-year-old Chihuahua/Terrier mix who lost her home when her elderly caretaker could no longer care for her. Her left eye had been damaged in an accident years before. It had become painful and needed to be surgically removed. Lucy also needed surgery to remove several infected teeth. Lucy is feeling much better now and her wag is back! She is currently in foster care and is available for adoption. Her surgical expenses were $350, donations gratefully accepted.



Gabe's Donors
Melissa Longley
Linda Shen
Allyn Donigian

Gabe has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

We were contacted by a volunteer at the Oakdale Shelter for help with Gabe, a sweet eight-week-old pit bull mix puppy who was scheduled to be euthanized because he came in with a severe case of demodex mange. Thankfully, we were able to find a wonderful foster home for Gabe so that he can recover in a safe and peaceful environment. With medication, supplements, medicated baths and healthy food, we expect Gabe to make a full recovery. He'll be available for adoption once his skin has healed and his coat has grown back. We are hoping to raise $300 to help with his medical expenses.



Blimpie aka Beluga's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Kathy Ausderau in memory of nb

Blimpie aka Beluga has been adopted.
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Blimpie aka Beluga is a sweet and gentle 3-month-old St. Bernard mix puppy who came to us from the Kern County Shelter after coming in with an injured hind leg. X-rays showed a bad fracture. Beluga underwent surgery so that his broken bones could be stabilized with a metal plate. He will require another surgery in six weeks to remove the plate so that his bones can continue to grow normally as he matures. Beluga is currently in foster care while he is healing, and he'll be available for adoption after his second surgery. Donations towards his medical care are much appreciated!



Leo's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Patricia McNabb
Soraya Macak
Karen Arriaga
Rena Henderson
Valery Hurdle
Simona Prochazka
Debra Long
Doug Schattenburg
Bonnie Lee
Crystal Cox
Bruce Dau in honor of Sammie
Paris Grossman
Michelle Daciolas in memory of Maggie and Nelly

Leo has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Leo is a 12-week-old AKC Yellow Lab puppy who was hit by a car and suffered a fractured femur and pelvis. He was surrendered by his family and underwent orthopedic surgery on Wednesday, November 27. He had an FHO surgery on his hip and had a plate surgically installed to stabilize his fractured leg. Leo spent his Thanksgiving day recovering at the vet clinic, and is now in foster care under crate rest while his injuries are healing. We are grateful to be able to help dogs and cats with medical needs, and thankful for the kindness of our donors and supporters who enable us to help dogs like Leo. Your donations are very much appreciated! Leo will be available for adoption in early January.



Hope and Mercy's Donors
Jan Enkosky
Shari Roehl
Phuong Nguyen

Hope and Mercy has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Hope and Mercy are one-year-old blind cats who came to AFRP from a rescue organization in Vietnam. They are gentle, affectionate and playful cats who had been used as practice subjects for vet students learning eye removal techniques, and then discarded at a government clinic. The Kairos Coalition arranged for Hope and Mercy to make the journey to AFRP. Both cats were suffering from eye infections when they arrived, and needed additional medications and surgery to remove their tear ducts and stitch their eyelids closed to prevent future infections. Hope and Mercy have recovered in foster care and are awaiting their forever home!



Peggy Sue's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Valery Hurdle
Ellyn Gerson

Peggy Sue has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Peggy Sue is a super sweet little Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Merced Shelter after being surrendered by an owner who could not afford vet care. When Peggy Sue injured her front leg, instead of being taken to a vet, she was allowed to suffer until her entire infected front paw actually fell off, leaving a stump with exposed bone. We provided amputation surgery for Peggy Sue to give her relief from her pain and suffering. Throughout her ordeal, Peggy Sue remained very sweet and cooperative. She is currently in foster care while she is healing from surgery, and will be available for adoption in early February. Donations towards Peggy Sue's medical care are greatly appreciated.



Shaylee's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Julie Anderson
Jasmin Jinn
Cheri Hitchcock
Steven Domnauer in honor of Tillie
Paul Johnson
Mindy Chozick
Melissa Solomon
Kimberly Briggs
Shanna deDiego
Gina Wolf
Donna Beck
Barbara Galgiani
Ines Natale in memory of JavaJoe
Suzanne Talbot
Alan Laschiver
Miriam Anderson
Sara Hansen
Nan Broadbent
Sue McFeron
Steven Polkabla
Valerie Hunken
Ika Irsan
Denise Stevens in memory of Anne Stevens
Sara Townsend
Debbie Hiler
Kim Larson
Kelli Uldall
Henry Munoz
Jessica Spencer
Jean Haynes
Carolyn McMillen
Deborah Wilday
Leslie Sweet
Mary Kay Toyne
Nicole Bybee
Valerie Fern
Patty McCoy
Carmen Wolff
Elizabeth Sengel
Mia Maddoux
Julie Villaire
Joe and Carrie Rajacic
Kathee Littrell and John Bradford
Martin Sr Consultant Inc
Carol Lauderdale in memory of Keisha
Meggan Madden in honor of Grizzly

Shaylee has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Shaylee is a sweet two-year-old spaniel mix who came to AFRP from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. She was diagnosed with a significant heart murmur, grade 5/6. She was evaluated by cardiologist Dr. Mandi Kleman and diagnosed with a congenital narrowing of a heart valve, which leads to heart enlargement and can result in sudden death. Shaylee is scheduled for a specialized procedure at the Animal Specialty Emergency Center in Los Angeles, which will widen the valve and cure her condition. Her procedure is scheduled for September 25. Please help us save Shaylee's life by making a donation towards her surgical expenses. Update: Shaylee's surgery was a success. She will have a recheck with her cardiologist in late October, and will then be available for adoption! Thank you for your support!



Tonka's Donors
Doug Schattenburg
Eva Matthews in honor of Mr. T - an AFRP rescue
Carol Del Aguila in memory of Chrissy
Kathy Ausderau in memory of nb

Tonka has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Tonka is a sweet 8-week-old kitten who was found on the side of the freeway by a good Samaritan. Sadly, he must have been clipped by a car, and suffered a fractured pelvis and has some hind end paralysis. He is presently being evaluated and will need at least one orthopedic surgery and perhaps a hind leg amputation. Donations towards Tonka's medical expenses are very much appreciated.



Cassie's Donors
Roberta Pile
Alan Riordan in memory of Buddy
Sylvia Shorter
Lynne Bird
Christopher Williams
Joyce Schornick
Wendy Silberbauer in honor of Arlene Beadle
Cathy Villarreal
Laura Beach in memory of Mark C Johnson
Charles Carlsen
John Hofstetter
Sandra Reed
Jackie Neill
Theodora Paul
Terry Hill
Eleanor Arrowood
Jane Phelan
K.J. Dougherty
Patrick McArdle
Nadine Martin
Karen Kling
Judy Richter
Patricia Schulz
Camille Soy
Teresa Loving
JoAnn Kromfols
Eileen Endres
Debra Beaufort
Candi Wheeldon
Margo Anthony
Linda Damato Rice
Trase Gonzales
Steven Hicks
Debra Berger
Ken and Sue Bourgault
Kathleen Hamlin Beeghly
Kathleen Everett
Jim McCloud
Pat Stockard
Louise Williams
Elaine Morris
Yvonne Kern
Charlotte Wood
Sherry Piatt
Linda Morse
Judy Richter
Eldon Mangold
D.L. Vincent
Nancy Cohen
Ute Peters
Ann and Don Cervelli
Diane Schey
Rebecca Hazleton
Jacquelyn Hash

Cassie has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Cassie is a 3-5 year-old Australian Cattle Dog/Kelpie mix who came to us from Calaveras County Animal Services after being hit by a car. She had a dislocated hip which the vet was able to place back in the socket, but she will need to have orthopedic surgery to repair both knees. Cassie is a very sweet dog and is friendly with everyone she meets. She'll be available for adoption once she has healed. Contributions towards her medical expenses are very much appreciated!



Biggie's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Bruce Dau

Biggie has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Biggie is a gentle 6-year-old Yellow Lab who required emergency surgery after eating rocks in his backyard. This was not the first time Biggie had gotten himself in trouble by eating rocks, and his family felt that if they surrendered him, he would have a chance to live with a family with a safer environment for him. Biggie had a perforated bowel and needed to have a section of his intestine removed and stitched back together. He was hospitalized for five days while he recovered from this major surgery which cost $1950.



Naomi's Donors
Doug Schattenburg
Mandy Drury
M.C. in honor of Dr. Henry Metzger
Karen White
Eva Matthews in honor of Mr. T - an AFRP rescue
Manuela Drury
Kathy Ausderau in memory of nb

Naomi has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Naomi is a young cat who was rescued by a good Samaritan after he saw her injured and suffering in his neighborhood. She had suffered a traumatic head injury causing her eyeball to dislodge and become badly infected. To make matters worse, she was pregnant and gave birth to one premature kitten while at the vet clinic. The kitten is very small but has a strong will to live. Naomi underwent surgery 9/10/13 to remove her damaged eye and her infected uterus. Naomi and her baby Wynonna will be available for adoption when they have recovered. Thank you for your donations to help pay for their medical expenses.



Buttercup's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Buttercup has been adopted.
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Buttercup is a 5-month-old, 9-pound Maltese/Poodle mix who suffered a broken leg after being hit by a car. He underwent surgery to plate the broken bones in his left leg. Buttercup charmed everyone at the vet clinic with his sweet and sunny disposition! He'll be available for adoption once his leg has healed. He is currently recovering in foster care. Buttercup's medical expenses came to $975.



Jose's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Jan Rauker

Jose has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Jose (aka Joey) is a friendly and easygoing 5-month-old German Shepherd mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after being hit by a car. Sadly, Jose suffered both a fractured hip and a torn cruciate ligament of his hind knee. He has already undergone FHO surgery to repair his hip, and faces a second surgery (TPLO) to repair his knee once his growth plates have closed. In the meantime Joey is doing well in foster care. The estimated expense for both surgeries is $2,050.



Rosie's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Francine Taylor
Hannah Reisman
Steve Weatherby
Paula Hsien
Neda Rosa Pashaie
Carrie Ann Inaba
Elizabeth Walker
Sindhu Poorna
Jane Delson
Carole Ellis
Paula Maxwell and Joe Writer
Polly Sack
Rosa Alvarez
Nancie Stern
Stephanie Chisti
Julie Shell

Rosie has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Rosie is a sweet 4-year-old, 50-pound Shar Pei mix who was relinquished to a shelter in South Los Angeles in a severe state of neglect. She suffers from severe alopecia/ hyperpigmentation /lichenification of the skin on her back and hind legs, along with severe bilateral hip dysplasia, a luxated left hip and a possible bone chip in her right hip. She also has a torn ACL and has bilateral entropion (inward rolling eyelids) that need surgical repair. Despite her discomfort, Rosie has a happy wag for everyone. Now in the care of AFRP, Rosie is scheduled for surgery on 3/2/12 to give her a chance at having a happy, pain-free life. The cost of her procedures is $4,500. Post-surgery, Rosie will have two weeks of strict confinement and then water therapy with post-op rechecks every two weeks. We are gratefully accepting donations for her surgical expenses. Update: 3/19/12 Rosie's surgery was a success and she has started her physical therapy.



Casey's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Casey has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Casey is a gentle two-year-old yellow Lab mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after being hit by a car. He had a dislocated hip and a broken leg that required surgical plating of the tibia. Casey is expected to make a full recovery, and will be chasing tennis balls in no time! He has been a wonderful patient and will be available for adoption once he has fully healed. Casey's medical expenses came to $1,100.



Bobby's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Sara Hansen
Maria de la Fuente
Donna Shaver

Bobby has been adopted.
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Bobby is a young, sweet and goofy American Bulldog mix who was left in the Salinas Animal Shelter night drop. He was born with congenital problems with his front legs, which are bowed and are much shorter than his hind legs. His left front leg was so malformed, he could not use it properly. Bobby underwent orthopedic surgery to cut the leg bone and manipulate it into the correct position. Bobby currently has an external fixator holding the bones in place while they heal. We are hoping to raise $1,500 to help with Bobby's medical expenses. He'll be available for adoption once he has recovered. In the meantime, he's looking for a foster home where he can be kept calm and quiet while his leg is healing. Let us know if you can help!



Minnie's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Minnie has been adopted.
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Minnie is a tiny two-month-old Chihuahua mix puppy who came to AFRP from the Salinas Shelter after coming in as an injured stray with a broken front leg and bilateral inguinal hernias. Weighing all of two pounds, Minnie has already undergone surgery to repair her leg, and is recovering in foster care. Next she'll face another surgery to repair her hernias. She's a sweet little thing and will be available for adoption once she has healed.



Vanilla's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Vanilla has been adopted.
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Vanilla is a sweet and friendly 1-year-old terrier mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. Most likely hit by a car, Vanilla underwent an FHO surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. She also has a mild seizure disorder which is being successfully controlled with daily medication. Donations towards her medical care is much appreciated.



Spud's Donors
Karen White
Beverly German
Barbara Mehalick
Linda Shen
Phuong Nguyen
Neerja Kaul
Donna Shaver
Nelson Gong in honor of Molly

Spud has been adopted.
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Spud is a lovable six-week-old puppy who was surrendered to the emergency clinic after sustaining a horrible bite wound to his face when a large dog attacked him. His right eye was literally bulging out of the socket and could not be saved. The force of the bite also fractured his upper jaw and left several puncture wounds. Spud underwent surgery to remove his damaged eye, and to have a drain placed under his jaw to help the infected tissue heal. Spud is feeling pretty droopy right now, but he has a good prognosis and is currently in foster care while he heals. Spud will be available for adoption once he's all better. Donations towards his medical expenses are appreciated! We are happy to be giving this little guy a second chance.



Albert's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Albert has been adopted.
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Albert is a tiny four-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. Poor Albert was probably hit by a car. His life was spared but he suffered a broken jaw and was in terrible pain, making it very difficult for him to eat or drink. As you can see, he's even having a hard time keeping his tongue in his mouth. Albert underwent surgery to plate the fracture and stabilize his jaw. This little guy will be available for adoption once he had healed.



Eve and Boston's Donors
Valery Hurdle in memory of Bandit
Debbie Ternullo
Neal Morton
John Grisetti
Christina Hunt
Yoshimi Sargent
Tina Corona
Kelley Andrews
Doug Schattenburg
Kimberly Olson
Joanne Tanner
Lisa McElmoyl
Nicole Bybee
Rick Andrews
Robert Storelli
Shari Roehl
Lindsey Rowland in memory of Vivian Kuhlman

Eve and Boston has been adopted.
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Eve and Boston are tiny kittens who were injured when their outdoor nest was accidentally destroyed by a weed whacker. Their feral mother thought she was doing the right thing by hiding them in some tall grass, but they were not safe when it was time to cut the weeds. When the injured kittens were discovered they were immediately rushed to the vet. Two of the kittens are fine, but Eve (on left) will need to have her damaged right eye removed. Boston (on right) faces eye surgery which will hopefully allow him to keep his vision. We are hoping to raise $750 for their medical expenses. Update 5/10/13: Eve had her eye removal surgery and is recovering well!



Skipper's Donors
Carrie Worth
Dr. Theresa Arteaga in memory of Max Andrews
Monika Scott

Skipper has been adopted.
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Skipper is a friendly ten-year-old Dachshund/Terrier mix who came into our care when his owner became ill. When he went to the vet to have a tumor on his leg removed, they also discovered a benign tumor growing on his liver. Skipper has had surgery to remove the tumor (thank you Dr. Macy) and we are hoping this will give Skipper some happy, healthy years to share with a new family. We are hoping to raise $1,000 to help with Skipper's surgical expenses.



Zane's Donors
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Debbie Thomas
Sara Hansen
Doug Schattenburg
Valery Hurdle
Miriam Anderson
Phyllis Kizer
Yolanda Valenzuela Crimmins
Nan Broadbent
Carol Robinson
Charles Krause
Sharilyn Payne
Wendy Wyatt
Lisa Bryan
Helen Leek
Suzanne Talbot
Jody Royee
Julie Copeland
Carolina Lopez
Bradley Wright
Linda Coronado
Pemcon Inc
Alma Sanchez
The Spirit of Jewelry
Lesley Wilson
Jennifer Paddack-Hyde
Linda McLaughlin
Matthew Haught
Isda Funari
David Clemens
Dawn Struer
Judy Tatelbaum
John Ballweber
Valerie Hollingsworth
Melissa Solomon
Di Wang
Polly Sack
Ann Bikales
Jane Upp
Lisa Norris
Heather Wilson
Paul Johnson
Bryan King
Carolyn McMillen
Lawrence Andrews
Vicki Andrus
Kelley Andrews
Kathy Henney
Leslie Stewart
Kathryne Schmidt
Joan Levine
Carolyn Cain
Sabrina Kleinknecht
Nicole Soucy
Amy Davies
Brenda Whitsett
Jackie Becker
Paula Bradley
Chris Herron
Elga Prehn
Valerie Beeman
Helen Plummer
Susan Spiegel
Sam Limtao
Barbara Kohn
Rebecca Cattedra
Lori Katz
Karen Diamond
Jeanne Turner
Suzanne McCoy
Mia Maddoux
Cynthia Gospodnetich
John Roszel
Kelly Braithwaite
Patricia McNabb
Richard Barber
Candyss Fitzgerald
Suzanne Tamiesie
Jean Haynes
Ika Irsan
Janice Hansen
Judy Low
Annie and Jeff Hobbs
Mary Brodehl
Alexandra McFarland
Patty McCoy in honor of Etta
Stephanie Passino
Abigail Knight
Esther Greengurb
Toni Fladmark
Kathee Littrell & John Bradford
Judy Andrews
Jamie Freymuth
Catherina Mendenhall
Janice Hansen
Dona Nielsen
Elizabeth Mackenzie
Joseph Meyer
Justin Conneau
Barbie Maschmeier
Lupe Reyes
Connie Hudson
Jaime Anderson
Tom Stevens
Arthur Muenzel
John and Margard Wagner
Ann Dittmer
Klaus von Hagen
Craig Bettencourt
Jamie Freymuth
Jeffrey Latts
Duncan Sagan
Josephine Matsushita
Bonnie Baker
Marilyn Harter
Karen Reinitz
Ruth Hammarberg

Zane has been adopted.
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Zane is a handsome 3-year-old German Shepherd who was hit by a car in rural Salinas. Unable to walk, he was left to suffer on the side of the road for three full days before anyone called for help. Starving, dehydrated and broken, Zane was in terrible pain yet allowed the animal control office to place him in her truck without complaint. X-rays showed a badly broken bones in his right hind leg and right front leg, requiring surgical repair. Zane has undergone two orthopedic surgeries and is being kept comfortable with pain medication. He has a long journey of healing ahead of him, but his gentle cooperation and grateful tail-wags show us that he knows we're trying to help him. Zane deserves to know that people care about him, and to have a chance to experience love in a home of his own. Thank you for helping us give this dog a second chance.



Ted's Donors
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Ted has been adopted.
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Ted is an adorable four-month-old Pomeranian mix puppy who came to us from the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. According to the vet, the wound and fracture of his hind leg looked like the result of the bite from a larger dog. Ted underwent surgery to pin the fracture, and is expected to make a complete recovery. He's a delightful little guy who will be available for adoption once his leg has healed. His surgical expenses came to $575.



Angel's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Angel has been adopted.
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Angel is a teensy seven-month-old Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix puppy who came to us from the Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center at Ryan Ranch. Most likely hit by a car, Angel had a fractured front leg that required bone plating surgery. At only four pounds, Angel's pink bandage is almost as big as she is! Angel is a very sweet little dog who is a bit nervous and scared about all she's been through, but she'll be recovering in foster care where she'll feel safe and loved. Angel will be available for adoption once she has healed.



Lily has been adopted.
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Lily is a sweet and friendly eight-year-old cat who came to us from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. She had a malignant tumor on her right hind paw and underwent surgery to remove two toes to prevent the cancer from spreading. She recently had some lab work done and the good news is that the surgical margins are cancer-free. Lily will be available for adoption once her paw has healed.



Pele's Donors
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Pele has been adopted.
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Pele is a gentle nine-month-old Pomeranian mix puppy who came to us from the Salinas Shelter. He had not been properly vaccinated by his former family, and came down with parvo. Pele was hospitalized and received fluids, antibiotics and supportive care while battling this deadly disease. Pele beat the odds by surviving, and he'll be available for adoption once he's feeling better. Pele's medical expenses were $500.



Sprite's Donors
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Sprite has been adopted.
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Sprite is a darling one-year-old terrier mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. Hit by a car, she had nasty wounds on her hind legs, and could not bear any weight on her left hind leg. Her wounds were treated, she was started on antibiotics and she had X-rays done. She was diagnosed with a fractured pelvis and is currently confined to crate rest while her bones heal. Sprite will be available for adoption once she has healed.



Penny's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Penny has been adopted.
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Penny is a sweet and energetic 2-3 month-old Miniature Pinscher mix puppy who was found as an injured stray near a fire station in rural Salinas. She could not use her hind leg, and X-rays showed a fractured tibia. She is now sporting a hard cast that is nearly as big as she is! Penny is healing well and is eager to resume playing at warp speed. She'll be available for adoption once her fracture has completely healed.



Poppy has been adopted.
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Poppy is a darling three-month-old wirehaired Dachshund mix puppy who came to us from the San Jose Shelter. When her foster mom noticed she wasn't feeling well she rushed he to the vet and sure enough, Poppy tested positive for Parvo. Fortunately, it was caught early and Poppy survived thanks to a week of supportive care at the vet clinic. She will soon be available for adoption.



Misty's Donors
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Misty has been adopted.
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Misty is a sweet 2-year-old Maltese mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. We're not sure what happened to her left eye, but it was so badly damaged it could not be saved. Misty underwent surgery to remove her eye, and is expected to have a long and happy life as a one-eyed pooch! She will be available for adoption once her stitches are out and her surgical site has healed. Misty's surgical expenses were $200.



Kate's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Kate has been adopted.
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Kate is a sweet 1-year-old terrier mix who arrived at the Salinas Shelter as a very pregnant stray. She went into labor over Memorial Day weekend and was transferred to the emergency vet clinic where she ended up needing an emergency C-section to deliver a huge litter of 11 puppies. Sadly, the puppies were so crowded in utero, they were born with physical problems and despite the valiant efforts of their foster mom, all the puppies passed away. Kate will be available for adoption once she has recovered from her surgery.



Midge's Donors
Shari Roehl
Mandy Drury

Midge has been adopted.
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Midge may be small, but she's mighty! Midge came into our care after arriving at the Salinas Shelter with a broken hind leg. Just a tiny 6-week-old bundle of fluff and determination, Midge underwent surgery to pin her broken leg on June 25. By the next day, she was already wanting to purr and play! Midge is currently recovering in foster care and will be available for adoption once she has healed. Thank you for donating towards her surgical expenses and helping us give this kitten a second chance.



Lainey's Donors
Soraya Kabbara
Shirley Moon
Lenore Dorcak

Lainey has been adopted.
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Lainey is a five-month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix. She was born with a condition called Ectopic Ureter which means she is unable to stop the flow of urine. She will need to undergo surgery to correct the problem so that she can grow up and live a normal life. Without the surgery she will be faced with constant urinary tract infections and possible kidney damage. We are grateful for any contributions towards Lainey's surgical expenses.



Petey's Donors
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Susi Allen

Petey has been adopted.
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Petey is a good-natured three-month-old pit bull mix puppy who came to AFRP from the Salinas Shelter after being hit by a car and suffering a fractured knee. Petey had orthopedic surgery to pin the knee, and is expected to make a wonderful recovery. Petey is currently in foster care and will be available for adoption once he has healed. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with Petey's medical expenses.



Buster's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Buster has been adopted.
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Buster is a happy and wiggly four-month-old Beagle mix puppy who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. He had been hit by a car when running loose as a stray, and suffered a broken hip. Buster underwent a femoral head ostectomy (FHO) and is expected to make a wonderful recovery. He'll be available for adoption once he has healed from his surgery.



Merida's Donors
Doug Schattenburg
Toni Carneiro in honor of Buddy
Jennifer Sparks in memory of Kayla
Diana Burke
Joann Pritchard
Kimberly Boyle

Merida has been adopted.
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Merida was rescued from a drainage ditch in the Chowchilla area with a degloving injury to her right front leg and a fractured paw. By the time this sweet kitten got to AFRP, the tissue was necrotic and sadly her leg needed to be amputated. Merida underwent surgery on 5/20 and by the next day she was already purring, grooming and asking for snuggles. Named for the character in the Disney movie, "Brave," Merida is a resilient and courageous kitten who is grateful for her second chance. She will be available for adoption once she has healed. Donations towards her surgery are gratefully accepted.



Miner (Clementine)'s Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Susan Steele

Miner (Clementine) has been adopted.
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Miner (aka Clementine) is a delightful young black Lab who had been running as an injured stray in the Hayward area and came to us from the San Francisco SPCA, who kindly housed her for us until she could be picked up. Miner was evaluated by Dr. Greg Marsolais, who recommended TPLO surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament in her knee. Miner had her surgery the last week of August and is currently recovering in foster care. She will be on limited activity while she is healing, and then will be available for adoption. This wonderful dog is going to be a fantastic companion, and is grateful for a second chance. We are hoping to raise $2,500 to help with her surgical expenses.



Q-Bert's Donors
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Terrie White

Q-Bert has been adopted.
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Q-Bert is an adorable two-year-old, 6-pound terrier mix who was hit by a car while running loose as a stray. She arrived at the Salinas Shelter in need of medical care for fractures of both hind legs. This little sweetie needed surgery to repair the fracture in her right hind femur, and fractures in her left hind metatarsal region. We're hoping to raise $1,200 to help with her surgical expenses.



Austin's Donors
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Tina Corona

Austin has been adopted.
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Austin is a sweet and shy two-year-old, 12-pound terrier mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. Hit by a car, Austin's hind leg was badly injured and needed to be amputated. He is healing well and is currently available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with Austin's medical expenses.



Pinto's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Pinto has been adopted.
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Pinto is an adorable young Pomeranian who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after coming in as an injured stray. Hit by a car, Pinto suffered a fracture of his left femur and a broken pelvis. He underwent orthopedic surgery to pin his fractured leg and plate his broken pelvis, and is healing very well. Pinto will go for follow up radiographs on March 13 and should be available for adoption once he'd cleared by the vet. We are hoping to raise $1,500 to help with Pinto's medical expenses.



Buttons's Donors
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Tina Corona

Buttons has been adopted.
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Buttons is an adorable four-year-old, 4-pound poodle who came to our care after arriving at the Salinas Shelter as an injured stray. Tiny Buttons had been hit by a car while running loose and was lucky to be alive. X-rays showed an injured hind leg, and Buttons underwent a femoral head ostectomy (FHO). Buttons is healing nicely and should have full use of his hind leg once he has recovered from his surgery. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with his medical expenses. Thank you!



Andrew's Donors
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Angel Fund - UC Davis
Mary Work
Melissa Solomon
Mary Kay Christophersen
Sara Hansen
Christine LaMacchia
Laurie Chadwick
Bruce Work
Jay Valancy
Joanna Morris
Thomas Scheel

Andrew has been adopted.
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Andrew suffered a terrible injury to his jaw after being hit by a car in December. He was taken to the Salinas Shelter and we were contacted. Due to the severity of the fracture and extensive infection in the area, Andrew's broken jaw was not a good candidate for surgical repair. The vet was able to surgically remove the shattered bone and teeth in the area so that Andrew's jaw could start to heal. Update: Andrew has been accepted by UC Davis for a special surgery that will correct his jaw. He's currently in foster care and will be available for adoption once he's feeling better. We are hoping to raise $3,000 to help with Andrew's medical expenses.



Brandi's Donors
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Kimberly Clemenson
Susan Onorato
Melinda Young
B.C. Schmieg
Courtney Miller
Cyndy Gospodnetich

Brandi has been adopted.
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Brandi is a gorgeous three-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer who was hit by a car while running loose on Christmas day. The kind citizen who witnessed the accident rushed her to the emergency clinic to save her life. Brandi's injuries included a badly broken pelvis and a ruptured bladder. With no collar, no microchip and no owner stepping up to claim her, AFRP agreed to help Brandi get the medical attention she desperately needed. She underwent an femoral head ostectomy (FHO) along with a procedure to plate her pelvis and repair her bladder. Brandi is currently recovering in foster care and will be available for adoption once she has healed. We are hoping to raise $3,365 to help cover Brandi's medical expenses. Donations are gratefully accepted!



Cherry's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Cherry has been adopted.
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Cherry is a sweet 12-week-old Dachshund mix puppy who came to AFRP from the Salinas Shelter after arriving in need of surgery for a bilateral inguinal hernia (meaning abdominal organs had moved out of position). She underwent surgery to correct the hernias and everything is now in the proper place. Cherry is a nice puppy who is currently recovering in foster care and is available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $100 to help with her surgical expenses.



Pelusa's Donors
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Tina Corona

Pelusa has been adopted.
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Pelusa is a two-year-old, 10-pound terrier mix who came to AFRP from the Salinas Shelter after being hit by a car while running loose as a stray. Her front leg was badly broken and could not be surgically repaired. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with her amputation surgery expenses. Update: Pelusa has healed beautifully and is available for adoption!



Patrick and Henry's Donors
In Memory of Peli
Mary Hines
Nicole Schurrer
Jenney Odell
Morgan Strite
Jeff Hobbs
Silvia Garcia
In Memory of Natasha Jessica Holand
Lynn Taylor
Dave Monahan
Elizabeth Gray
Margo Bangert
John Roberts
Debra Case
Miriam Anderson
Camae Pollock
Laura Hilliker
Christiana Farnsworth
Virginia Gonzales
Janice Hansen
Kathryn Hansen
Sarah Townsend
Fabrizio Bittner
Kelly Meeks
Jennifer Worrell
Tracie Adrian
Tiffany Levario
Jenna Allen
Claire Loesch
Joanne Tanner
Mary Kay King
Elizabeth Stotler-Turner
Beth Murick and Ouija
Jim and Beverly Willitts
Francine Larson
Mindi McMann
Tere Carrubba
Sherri and Carlos Hernandez
Cynthia Santoro
Cindy Doglione
William Casey
Toni Carneiro
Lucille Ahrens
Lynn Watkins
Monica Ruane
Mandy Drury
Sauwah Tsang
Linda Nolan
Lynn Watkins
Gisela Taylor
Juli Kring
Stacy Mognoni
Lori Rockenstyre
Virginia Hedrick
Karen White
Loredana Casey
Kulbir Sahota

Patrick and Henry has been adopted.
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Patrick and Henry are six-week-old kittens who were severely abused by three young children in Watsonville, who may face juvenile animal abuse charges. A third kitten had been thrown repeatedly against a wall and needed to be euthanized due to brain trauma. Patrick and Henry had been hung by makeshift nooses and have suffered damage to their their eyes. Both kittens are temporarily blind, and one of the eyes is so damaged from the pressure of the noose it will need to be surgically removed. The kittens are currently undergoing medical treatment and are safely in foster care. We are gratefully accepting donations for their medical expenses. Update 11/27/11: Patrick and Henry are now 5-6 months old and are available for adoption. Their vision is impaired and they will need to be indoor-only cats. Meet this sweet pair at the Petsmart adoption location on River Street in Santa Cruz.



Angelina's Donors
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Angelina has been adopted.
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Angelina is a sweet two-year-old, 12-pound Pomeranian who came to us from the Turlock Animal Shelter after coming in as a stray in a state of neglect. Her thick black coat was so matted she needed to be completely shaved. She required surgery to remove a benign mass on her hind leg. We are hoping to raise $329 to help with Angelina's medical expenses. She will be available for adoption once her leg has healed.



Marble's Donors
Cheri Hitchcock
John Ballweber
Mirjam Sonnleithner
Catrina Coyle
Gary Decker
Elizabeth Skatoff
Kim Summers

Marble has been adopted.
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Marble is a friendly ten-year-old Australian Shepherd mix who was a victim of terrible neglect and abuse in a hoarding situation near Rancho Cucamonga. She was skin and bones when rescued, weighing only 30 pounds (should weigh 50 pounds). She was anemic, flea-infested and had sores and scars from fly strike on her head and ears. Her spine is curved from living 24/7 in a tiny crate with no space to move around. Despite her sad past, Marble is a sweet and affectionate dog who loves everyone she meets. She and Shiloh are very bonded and we would like for them to be adopted together. We are hoping to raise $1,000 for Marble's medical expenses.



Shiloh's Donors
Cheri Hitchcock
John Ballweber
Mirjam Sonnleithner
Catrina Coyle
Fawn Mackey
Karen White
Janice Hansen
Marion Serres
Gary Decker
Miriam Anderson in memory of Biba and Angel
Joyce Meuse
Kim Summers

Shiloh has been adopted.
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Shiloh is a sweet eight-year-old Australian Shepherd mix who suffered terrible abuse and neglect in a hoarding situation near Rancho Cucamonga. Shiloh weighed only 15 pounds when rescued in December (should weigh 40 pounds) and was so emaciated and weak she could barely lift her head. Unable to stand or move around in the small crate she was caged in, Shiloh's hind legs atrophied and she is unable to extend them, causing her to stand and walk in a crouched position. We are hoping that with time, love, healthy food and physical therapy Shiloh's quality of life will continue to improve. We are hoping to raise $1,000 to help with her medical expenses.



Holly's Donors
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Tina Corona
Colleen Glynn
Wanda Warren
Robert Gurley

Holly has been adopted.
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Holly is a sweet Maltese/Poodle mix who was surrendered to a local vet clinic after suffering a horrendous injury to her hind leg after being attacked by a large dog. Her leg was torn almost completely off, and could not be surgically repaired. Holly underwent amputation surgery and has recovered nicely in foster care. She is now available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with Holly's medical expenses.



Kimba's Donors
Lenore Dorcak
Camae Pollock
Karen Wright
Doug Schattenberg
Bob and Sherry Davis

Kimba has been adopted.
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Kimba is a precious 12-week-old kitten who came to us from the Watsonville Shelter as a tiny bottle baby and was raised in foster care. He recently needed to have one of his damaged kidneys removed (thank you Dr. Macy) and he is expected to make a full recovery. Named for Kimba the white lion, this brave little guy is a fighter and we know he'll be back on his paws again soon. We are hoping to raise $1,000 to help with Kimba's medical expenses. Thanks for helping us give this sweet kitten a second chance.



Beeper's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Beeper has been adopted.
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Beeper is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky two-year-old poodle/terrier mix who suffered a head injury after being hit by a car while running loose as a stray. He was transferred to us from the Salinas Shelter, and had diagnostic X-rays and supportive care at the vet clinic. Beeper lost the vision in his left eye and has some neurological damage that causes him to circle to the right. We are hoping that as time goes on, Beeper will continue to improve. He's a delightful little guy and is currently available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with Beeper's medical expenses.



Sammy's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Nan Broadbent

Sammy has been adopted.
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Sammy is a four-year-old, 12-pound Schipperke who came to us from the Merced Shelter after coming in as a stray with a horribly infected head injury. Sammy required two surgeries - the first was to debride the dead, infected tissue, and the second was to add a drain and close the wound. Sammy is a very nice dog and will be available for adoption once he has healed. We are hoping to raise $800 to help with Sammy's medical expenses.



Herbie's Donors
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Karen Grimm
Charles DeGuigne
Katherine Littrell and John Bradford
David Philipp
Christine LaMacchia
Janice Zarate
Ruth Osorio
Laurie Chadwick
Rena Henderson
Kathleen O'Hara
Emily Clark
Tam Patane
John Ballweber
Virginia Bickford
Sara Hansen
Judith Combs
Matthew Stone
Kevin Robinson
Jennifer Birmingham
Heather Smith
Andrew Wood
Rick Burnham
Sarah McCandliss
Helen Leek
Deana Myers
Marco Polo Jaime
Patricia Sugimoto
Madelyn McCaul
Jane Upp
Jane Parks-McKay
Barbara Makris
Susan Ditzler
Debra Ternullo
Donald Rupp
Deborah Wilday
Kim Hoffmann
Nora Delaney
Jeannie Lopez
Paul Johnson
Violet MacDonald
Donna Johnson
Vaiva Pazemenas
Sandy Cardeiro
Jane Bednar
Archie and Laura Warren
Martha Kelley
Leslie Watts
Mia Maddoux
Chris Hudson
Taraneh Moayed
Carolyn McMillen
Cindy Hutcherson
Carol Colgate
Charles Davis
Vicki Andrus
Hillary Savage
Dawn Sare
Gena Connelly
Laura Mittendorf
Cynthia Patino
Sarah Quelland
Marta Bulaich
Donna Trout
Johnson Eung
Helen Plummer
Karen DeWitt
Isda Funari
Judy LeRoy
Karen Letendre
Zyra Delis
Douglas Logan-Kuhs
Lisa Norris
Lesle Helgason
Kimberly Downer
Dan Jackson
Bonnie Sailer
Anna Scott
Meghan Picha
Teresa Bohn
Justin Small
Michele Esparza
Susan Lindsey
Amy Davies
James Washington
Carol Howard
Jody Royee
Suzanne McCoy
Jenna Endres
Patty McCoy
Mark Traugott
Karen Gunby
Eileen Endres
Pemcon Inc.
Tom Vani
Karen Diamond
Lorena Proia
Sandra Flammer
Celestial Content Services
Robert Berriz
Michelle Boyer
Idena Petree
Shari Roehl
Carol Wiley
Chase Kaskiw
Christina Graves
Jenilee Koontz
Susan Henne
Linda Holzberg
Becky Rice
Kelly Mallaby
Nelissa Steff
Marianne Towersey
Sarah Broome
Praluck Praditsaph
Kay Jackson
Anne and David Scott
Monica Smith
Phyllis Kizer
Judy Andrews
Aleta Shropshire
Derek Seldeen
Maria Duran
Raquel Pacheco
Jane Kenney & Eric Norberg
Loredana Casey
Linda Reynolds
Carla Korb
Helen Baines
Monica Robinson
Robert Rench
Patti Brukoff
Darla Barsoian
Suzanne Talbot
Tobi Marcus
Ellen Marconi
Layne Ferguson
Harry Marks
Valerie Hunken
Rebecca Andersons
Nina Bayer
Jim and Lynda Sheppard
Marie Galanda
Mr & Mrs Robert Belter
Katherine Bucquet
Ann and Gay Baldwin
Alexandra James
Susan Meister
Diane Piskur
Ron Schenk
Gus Thomasson
Carmen Wolff
Susan Jordan
Robert and Angela Irvine
M.V. Sarmanian
Ellice Sines
Ann Preston
E.P. Anderson
Helen Sands and Jerry Saklad
Aussie Rescue SoCal
Joffa Kerr
Barbara Livingston
Anthonette Paboojian

Herbie has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Herbie , a young mini Australian Shepherd, came to us from the Stockton Shelter. Hidden under his thick coat were painful wounds that had become infected and necrotic, and he was a very sick dog when he arrived in our care. He immediately went to VCA of Santa Cruz and was sedated for an exam. As his fur was clipped away, the awful extent of his injuries became apparent. A large 7" x 4" lesion on his neck was necrotic and the dead skin had to be trimmed away, leaving a gaping wound. Two other large wounds were also discovered. Since the wounds were too large to close, wet to dry bandages were applied to keep the tissue clean and protected. Herbie is now at Pet Specialists of Monterey, and underwent surgery on 11/27/12 to suture his wounds. He will soon go into foster care as his journey of healing begins. We are thankful to be able to help this sweet dog have a chance to heal and find the love of a family of his own, but we can't do it alone. We need to raise $4,000 to cover Herbie's medical expenses. On behalf of Herbie, we thank you for your donations.



Hobo's Donors
Patricia Gonzalez-Powell
Karen White

Hobo has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Hobo is a sweet bunny who came to us in an extreme state of neglect. He had been living in horrible conditions and was so soaked with urine he had painful scalds on his belly. Hobo's front teeth were in such bad shape they needed to be extracted. Once Hobo has recovered, he will be available for adoption through our rabbit adoption program and will make someone a wonderful companion. Hobo is currently being treated at the Avian and Exotic Clinic. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with his medical expenses.



Victor's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Victor has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Victor is a friendly miniature poodle who arrived at the Salinas Shelter as a neglected stray. He was a mess, with an overgrown and matted coat, and an old untreated injury to his hind leg. Sadly, the damaged leg could not be saved and needed to be amputated. Victor is healing nicely and will soon be available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with Victor's medical expenses.



Oreo's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Oreo has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Oreo is a one-year-old, 16-pound Beagle/Terrier mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter after being diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia and collapsed lung. She underwent surgery to repair her torn diaphragm and put all her internal organs back into their proper positions. Oreo has healed nicely and is currently available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $1,200 to help with her surgical expenses.



Aloicious's Donors
Naomi Cota
Frances Hall
Liz Clark (monthly donation)
Carol Colgate (monthly donor)
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)
William Robinson (monthly donation)
Jeremy Fishback

Aloicious has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Aloicious (aka Ali) is a super sweet four-year-old who had suffered a broken pelvis as a kitten. Unfortunately the way the fracture healed left a very small pelvic canal and Ali has had chronic problems passing stools, making him become painfully constipated. As time went on, special foods, supplements and medications were no longer effective and Ali was having to undergo frequent enemas and manual fecal evacuation (ouch!). After several consultations with orthopedic vets, it was determined that the best course of action would be for Aloicious to undergo a colonectomy, which will help him pass his stools successfully. Ali is scheduled for surgery with Dr. Roush on Wednesday, October 10. We are hopeful that this procedure will restore Ali's ability to live a normal, happy life. We are hoping to raise $1,600 to help with his surgical expenses.



Buglet's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Buglet has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Buglet , a sweet and gentle three-year-old terrier mix, arrived at the Salinas Shelter as a stray with a large, baseball-sized wound on her hind leg. She needed immediate veterinary attention to debride the dead tissue and suture the wound to allow the healing process to begin. Buglet is grateful to have a second chance and is doing well. She is currently available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $400 to help with Buglet's medical expenses. Thank you!



Lily's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Donna Shavers

Lily has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Lily , a pregnant three-year-old Boxer from the Merced area, was in distress and needed an emergency caesarian section to save the lives of her puppies. Thankfully the surgery was a success and Lily is now the proud mama of four adorable puppies. This sweet family is currently in foster care and mom and puppies will be available for adoption in February. We are hoping to raise $900 to cover the cost of Lily's surgery.



Sarah's Donors
Emily Deisroth
Vanessa Rogier
Patricia McNabb
Debra Long
Peter Botelho
Richard Perez
Christine LaMacchia
Ted Huang
Dave Jessen
Natalie Flightner
Stephanie Passino

Sarah has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Sarah , a sweet yellow lab, wandered away from home and was hit by a car. She ended up at the Monterey County Shelter, but nobody came to claim her. Her pelvis was so badly broken, she needed immediate medical care or she would never be able to walk again. X-rays showed that her pelvis was separated from her spine, and she had no feeling in her tail, which will need to be amputated. She is scheduled for surgery with Dr. Marsolais at Pet Specialists of Monterey on 7/3/12, and will recover in foster care. We are gratefully accepting donations to help cover Sarah's medical expenses, which are estimated at $3,095. Thank you for helping us give this sweet dog a second chance!



Benji's Donors
Hope for Paws, www.hopeforpaws.org
Tina Corona

Benji has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Benji arrived at the West Valley Animal Shelter on April 28, 2012. Presumably hit by a car, he was clearly in a lot of pain, and did not want to be handled. Benji was taken to the on-call emergency vet for X-rays to determine the extent of his injuries, and was diagnosed with a severely broken hind leg. Benji's medical expenses are being sponsored by Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws, www.hopeforpaws.org



Tilly's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Tilly has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Tilly , a two-year-old Longhaired Chihuahua mix arrived as a stray at the Salinas Animal Shelter with deformed hind leg that she was unable to use. After examination by the vet, it was determined that Tilly had an old, untreated injury to her right hind hock and the leg would need to be amputated. Tilly has had her surgery and is recovering nicely. She is the sweetest dog ever, and is doing an excellent job of learning to walk on three legs instead of four. She'll be available for adoption once she has healed. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with Tilly's medical expenses.



Mac's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Mac has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Mac is a sweet two-year-old Miniature Poodle who came to us from the Merced County Animal Services. Possibly hit by a car while running as a stray, Mac was in need of FHO surgery to repair his broken hip. The staff at Animal Health Center call Mac "the best dog ever" and he seems very grateful to be getting a second chance. He'll be available for adoption once he has healed. We are gratefully accepting donations to help with Mac's surgical expenses.



Bindi's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
VCA Winchester

Bindi has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Bindi is a gentle six-year-old poodle mix who was surrendered to VCA Animal Hospital of Winchester when she became seriously ill and her owners could not afford her vet care. The vet surgically removed four enormous bladder stones, and Bindi is now feeling much better. She is seeking a foster home where she can rest and relax while she recovers. Her caregivers say Bindi is a very sweet dog who loves everyone and appreciates attention. We are hoping to raise $1,200 to cover the costs of her surgical expenses.



Muffers's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
PAWS for SJACS
SJAS Medical Fund

Muffers has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Muffers is an adorable 4-month-old Pomeranian mix puppy with a happy and playful personality. He came to us from the San Jose Shelter with a broken elbow in need of surgical repair. Muffers loves everyone and will be available for adoption once he has recovered from his orthopedic surgery. We are hoping to raise $1,200 to help pay for his medical expenses.



McTavish's Donors
Paws for Love Foundation
Pamela Joyce
Soraya Kabbara
Valerie Fern
Paul Smicker
Cynthia Patino
Courtney Colimodio
Martha Kelley
Nan Broadbent
Jane Upp
Michael Walas
Ann Daugherty
Mia Maddoux
Joan Marticorena
Diane Cooke
Robert Rench
Irene Merrill
Cindy Brown
Cindy Hutcherson
Holly Peterson
Carol Johnson
Mary Cruz
JT Mason
Gina Wolf
For My Alex
Meghan Picha
Annette Angelini
Samantha Cabaluna
Jane Delson
Kari Cruz
Suzanne Talbot
Katie LeBarre
Jennifer Commander
Margaret Schraft
Claudia Abbott
Phyllis Kizer
Bryan Laschiver
Judy Andrews
Alan Laschiver
Patricia Hookano-Sugimoto
Wisteria Cottage Weavers
Sara Hansen
Edward Blankenship
Marjorie Bullock
Janice Hansen
Jane Parks-McKay
Henry Munoz
Jill Adachi
Melinda Chandler
Paula Bradley
Alexandra Meza
Beverly Dekker-Davidson
Betsy Bell Hagar
Debby Sweet
Barbara Makris
James Washington
Ken & Sue Bourgault
Nancy Anne Pauken
Marta Bulaich
Natural Veterinary Therapy
Jon Bui
John Ballweber
Chris Rench
Michele Rench
John Carey
Sheryl Steiner
Patty McCoy
Barbie Maschmeier
Deborah Roberts
Dawn Sare
Laura Williams
Eileen Endres
Laurie Chadwick
Catherine Gainor
Suzanne Talbot
Kathy Henney
Patricia Walters
Christine LaMacchia
Suan Chew
Tina May
Mary Brodehl
Dayne Johnston
Christian Raza

McTavish has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

McTavish is a sweet-natured Bearded Collie mix who came to AFRP from the Hollister Animal Shelter. Hit by a car, McTavish was examined for injuries at the shelter and his hind leg was bandaged for an abrasion. What they did not know is that McTavish had more than a scrape. He was laying on the cold concrete floor with a broken pelvis, a dislocated hip and severely broken leg. McTavish is now at Pet Specialists of Monterey. Dr. Marsolais performed surgery on Thursday 5/10/12 and repaired his pelvis and hip and fused his broken ankle joint. McTavish has a long road to recovery ahead of him, but he has a wonderful temperament and a wagging tail despite the pain and trauma he has been through. Surgical expenses for McTavish are estimated at $3,500. Donations large or small will be gratefully accepted.



Scrappy's Donors
Lenore Dorcak

Scrappy has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Scrappy is a nine-month-old Yorkshire Terrier/Dachshund mix pup who was injured as a young puppy. He had a broken pelvis and nerve damage to his tail, which needed to be amputated. Possibly stepped-on or hit by a car, Scrappy has had ongoing incontinence problems and is currently undergoing acupuncture treatment and physical therapy to see if that will help him improve. We'd like to thank Natural Veterinary Therapy in Pacific Grove for discounting Scrappy's treatments. We are gratefully accepting donations to help pay for Scrappy's weekly sessions, which are $80 for acupuncture and $60 for chiropractic treatment.



Peony's Donors
Frances Hall
Liz Clark (monthly donation)
Barbara Moore
Bonnie Sailer
Ashley Diaz
Carol Colgate (monthly donor)
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)
William Robinson (monthly donation)

Peony has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Peony came into AFRP's care after being hit by a car and suffering severe lacerations on her hind legs. Emergency Clinic at Ryan Ranch performed the surgery she needed. Through her ordeal Peony has been a total love bug, tolerating her bandage changes and responding to her caregivers with grateful purrs. We are hoping to raise $850 to help cover the medical care needed to get Peony on her feet again and into a loving home.



Pali's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
James Washington

Pali has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Pali is a darling four-month-old, 7-pound brindle terrier mix who came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter. She had a pronounced cherry eye (prolapsed third eyelid) which needed surgical repair. Pali has had her procedure and is currently healing in foster care. Once she has healed and her stitches have been removed, Pali will be available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $300 to help with her medical expenses.



Violet's Donors
Gina Wolf
Connie Shelstad

Violet has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Violet is a five-month-old puppy who was dropped off at the Monterey County Shelter with a severe case of untreated demodex mange. Thankfully an AFRP volunteer stepped up to foster Violet and treat her condition, otherwise she would have been put down at the shelter. The skin on Violet's face, head, legs and torso is thickened and hairless due to the skin mites. Despite the discomfort she is in, Violet is a sweet little pup with lots of wags and kisses for her foster mom. Currently Violet is taking three oral medications and getting baths every other day to treat her skin condition. She is making good progress and will be available for adoption once she has recovered.



Gnado (AKA Herbie)'s Donors
Lenore Dorcak

Gnado (AKA Herbie) has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Herbie is a tiny 10-week-old Chihuahua mix puppy who came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter with an inguinal hernia in need of repair. He has had his surgery and made a full recovery. Herbie is currently in foster care while he awaits his forever home. He is two pounds of pure love! We are hoping to raise $500 to pay for Herbie's surgical expenses.



Tessie's Donors
Gina Wolf
Tiffany Singh
Cindy Hutcherson
Susanna Furlone

Tessie has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Tessie is an eight-month-old Chihuahua mix pup who was found abandoned and living in the pallets behind the Walmart in Salinas. She was having trouble using her hind legs, walking stiffly, dragging her hind paws and knuckling under as if she had suffered an injury. X-rays showed no breaks or issues with the bones, so the vet assumes that Tessie sustained some nerve damage at some point and may always walk with some stiffness in her hind end. She will soon be available for adoption.



Mason's Donors
Susi Allen

Mason has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Mason is a handsome 3-month-old German Shepherd puppy who was picked up as a stray and taken to the Salinas Animal Shelter after being hit by a car. He was pretty banged up, with deep cuts and abrasions on his legs and head which needed to be stitched and stapled. He also suffered a a broken pelvis which requires him to have strict crate rest and limited activity for six weeks while he heals. We are hoping to raise $300 to help with Mason's medical expenses.



Garfield's Donors
Shelly Tomlinson
Kate Lupton
Catherine Loughner
Karen White
J.D and Suzanne
Me Me Moore
Bradford Baumann
Me Me Moore
Shari Roehl
debora jones
Karin Doss
Gale Hylton
J Blackburn

Garfield has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Garfield is a sweet kitty that was found by a real estate agent in a home that had been foreclosed. He had been locked in the home without food and water for several weeks and possibly up to three months. He was emaciated and near death. He was surviving by drinking water from the toilet. The abandoners most likely left a supply of food for him, but once it was gone he went several weeks with only water. Garfield is in foster care fighting to regain his strength and health. Update: Garfield is doing well and his foster family loves him! He has come a long way, but is not healthy enough for adoption. He is in hospice foster care, and your donations will help pay for his continued care and vet visits.



Rio's Donors
Luwana Cayabyab
Manutech
Paul Brinkley-Rogers
Adrienne Bronfeld
Carol Colgate (monthly donor)
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)
William Robinson (monthly donation)

Rio has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Rio , a seven-month-old tuxedo kitty, came to us from the San Jose Shelter where he had come in as a stray with abnormal eyes and impaired vision. He was born with Micropthalmia, a condition in which the eyeballs are smaller than normal, and have other structural problems as well. To prevent future painful problems with his eyes, Rio underwent surgery to have both eyes removed. He is adjusting nicely and is healing from his surgery in foster care. Rio has a super sweet and loving personality, and is getting used to the smells and sounds in his new environment. He loves to play - his squeaky mouse toy is his favorite! Rio will be ready for adoption once his stitches are removed. Blind cats can lead very rich and happy lives in safe, indoor environments. We are hoping to raise $300 to help with the costs of Rio's surgery.



Leno's Donors
Manutech

Leno has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Leno and his brother Sinbad are 12-week-old orange tabby kittens who were born with a congenital defect called eyelid agenesis. This means the kittens were born missing portions of their upper eyelids. Without surgery to correct the defect, Leno would be at risk of damaging the cornea, since without a normal eyelid tears are not spread normally and hairs can rub and irritate the eye. Veterinary Ophthalmologist Dr. Gratzek performed delicate surgery to graft tissue from the inner cheek to correct the eyelid, and Leno is healing nicely. He and his brother Sinbad are currently available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $250 to cover the cost of Leno's surgical expenses.



Roger's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Soraya Kabbara

Roger has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Roger is a two-year-old poodle who arrived at the Salinas Animal Shelter after being hit by a car. Unclaimed by an owner, this nice dog is scheduled for surgery the week of June 18 to have FHO surgery to repair his dislocated hip. Roger's prognosis is very good, and he will be available for adoption once he has healed from his surgery. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with his surgical expenses.



Enya's Donors
Francine Taylor

Enya has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Enya , Celtic for "little fire" was found running the streets of San Jose with a pink collar and leash on her and a large chemical burn across the length of her back. She was turned in to an Animal Hospital by a concerned citizen, and then turned over to the San Jose Animal Services. Now she is an AFRP puppy. She is a 4-month old Dachshund/Cairn Terrier mix who has a playful, happy personality despite her painful injury. She is in foster in Santa Cruz and is being treated for her wound. She should be ready for adoption the second week of August. She loves playing with other puppies and is being fostered around cats. We are gratefully accepting donations towards Enya's medical care.



Moxie's Donors
Manutech
Lenoe Dor

Moxie has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Moxie was down, but she wasn't out! This eight-year-old Longhaired Chihuahua mix was surrendered to a local vet clinic with a raging infection in her uterus, and needed emergency surgery and antibiotic therapy to save her life. As sick as she was, sweet Moxie never lost her wag and was grateful to be getting a second chance. She has recovered from her surgery and is currently available for adoption. She is a super sweet and gentle dog who will make someone a wonderful companion. We are trying to raise $850 to cover the cost of Moxie's surgery and emergency care.



Geddine's Donors
Tina Corona

Geddine has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Geddine , a nine-pound Pomeranian, came to us from the San Jose Shelter in a state of neglect, suffering from flea allergies, several broken teeth and a severe luxating patella (misaligned kneecap) on her hind leg. Though many dogs can live with mildly luxating patellas, Geddine is going to require orthopedic surgery to correct her problem in order to prevent future pain and arthritis in the joint. We are hoping to raise $1,000 to help with Geddine's medical expenses.



Sinbad's Donors
Tina Corona

Sinbad has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Sinbad and his brother Leno are 12-week-old orange tabby kittens who were born with a congenital defect called eyelid agenesis. This means the kittens were born missing portions of their upper eyelids. Without surgery to correct the defect, Sinbad would be at risk of damaging the cornea, since without a normal eyelid tears are not spread normally and hairs can rub and irritate the eye. Veterinary Ophthalmologist Dr. Gratzek performed delicate surgery to graft tissue from the inner cheek to correct the eyelid, and Sinbad is healing nicely. He and his brother Leno are currently available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $250 to cover the cost of Sinbad's surgical expenses.



Trinity's Donors
Juliana Williamson-Page
Karen White
Carol Colgate (monthly donor)
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)
William Robinson (monthly donation)
Amy Rosen
Anne Ross
Mandy Drury

Trinity has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Trinity is a young calico who came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter after being dropped off by a concerned citizen. The citizen had tried to treat Trinity's injured hind leg by dousing it with peroxide and wrapping it in an ace bandage. When the shelter vet unwrapped the bandage, she found a several day old degloving injury along with an open fracture with skin that was already becoming necrotic. Trinity must have been in extreme pain, and sadly, her leg could not be saved. She was immediately transferred to Animal Health Center for amputation surgery. Trinity is recovering nicely, but is taking some time to trust people again. She will spend some time in foster care as she continues to recover, and will be available for adoption once she has fully healed. We are gratefully accepting donations to help cover Trinity's medical expenses.



Pierre's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Pierre has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Pierre , a sweet 8-month-old Lhasa Apso mix, came to us from the Kern County Shelter after waiting three weeks at the shelter with a broken front leg. Sometimes it is difficult to repair an old, untreated injury, so we were very thankful that Dr. Marsolais of Pet Specialists of Monterey was able to surgically repair Pierre's leg, avoiding the need for amputation. Pierre is happy to have all four legs, and gratefully showers his caretakers with kisses and wags! He is currently undergoing 6-8 weeks of restricted activity while his leg heals. We are hoping to raise $800 to cover the remainder of Pierre's medical expenses.



Theodore's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Tina Corona
Debra Ebanks

Theodore has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Theodore is a four-month-old terrier mix puppy who ended up at the Merced Shelter with a severely injured hind leg. He was transferred to our care so that he could receive the medical attention he needed. Sadly, his leg was too damaged to be saved and needed to be amputated. This sweet little guy will be available for adoption once he has healed from his surgery. We are hoping to raise $300 to pay for Theodore's medical expenses.



Kelly's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Manutech

Kelly has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Kelly is a darling 2-year-old wirehaired terrier mix. She came into the Salinas Shelter after being hit by a car and is now in our care. Scared and partially paralyzed, little Kelly couldn't use her hind legs to walk, even though she tried as hard as she could. Kelly's X-rays showed a severely fractured pelvis thay needed surgical repair to allow her to walk again. Dr. Marsolais of Pet Specialists of Monterey performed her surgery, and Kelly is healing nicely. Hopefully it won't be long before she can go for joyful romps on the beach, and this sad chapter of her life will be a distant memory. We are hoping to raise $1,500 for Kelly's surgical expenses.



Rourke's Donors
Elizabeth Skatoff
Kelly Meeks
Ines Natale
David Brightman
Amy Rosen
Donna Trout
Doug Schattenburg
Caroline Berger
Ritch Lewis
Marcie McFall
Dierdre McQuillan
Elayne Azevedo
Isda Funari
David Clemens
Christine LaMacchia
Jeanne Turner
Rebecca Intelli
Turi Kozel
Luwana Cayabyab
Jessica Navarro
Chris Duymich
Mary Rose
Jane Parks-McKay
Ann Daugherty
Mia Maddux
Paul Smicker
Simona Prochazka
Jane Upp
Penny Riberal
Laurel Gast
Mike Walas
Charlene Young
David Winter
Edward Blankenship
Mary Brodehl
Lynn Learch
K Mello
Connie Hudson
Debbie Thomas
Leslie McGee
Christine Harter
Marianne Bensch
Candyss Fitzgerald
Sandra Hirt
Marion Serress
Lisa Norris

Rourke has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Rourke is a beautiful purebred Boxer who was running loose and hit by a car on Highway 101 in Soledad on August 11. He was picked up by the CHP and taken to a local vet clinic, where he was diagnosed with two broken hind legs. The owner was contacted, but declined to care for the dog. The orthopedic surgeon assures us that Rourke can make a full recovery but will require surgical repair. Our discounted cost is $2,700. Please make a donation on Rourke's behalf so he can receive this lifesaving surgery. Update 8/18/11: Once in surgery, the vet discovered that one of Rourke's hind legs was too damaged to be saved, and had to be amputated. His other fractured leg was pinned and is expected to heal very well. Rourke should adjust well to being a three-legged dog, and will be available for adoption once he has healed.



Sunny D's Donors
Richard & Debbie Ternullo
Rose Alvarez
Diana Burke
Carol Colgate (monthly donor)
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)
William Robinson (monthly donation)

Sunny D has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Sunny D was found as an abandoned kitten behind a grocery store. Sadly, her left paw was damaged when pallets were being moved - nobody was aware that a tiny kitten was hiding there. Sunny recovered in foster care, but never completely regained the use of her front leg. The nerves in the damaged paw remained sensitive and painful. This week Sunny D underwent surgery to amputate her front leg. She will adjust nicely to being a three-legged cat, and best of all, she won't have any more nagging pain. She'll be available for adoption once she has recovered from her surgery. We are hoping to raise $300 to help with Sunny D's medical expenses.



Cappy's Donors
Vicki Wilson
Holly Kuc
Meghan Picha
Vivian Cascio
Terri Vandemark
Richard van Schuyver
Rena Henderson
Brandy Germaine
Reese Taylor
Kathee McFarland
Mai Idzkowski
Deborah Sell
Sara Rogers
Holly Craig
Dawn Mewhort
Marlene Quattlebaum
Claudia Campbell-Sardinha
Jennifer Evans
Bastista Moon Studio
Marla Hendrickson
Diane Bodtker
Barbara Kohn
Bob Champion
Jane Upp
Chip Rerig
Teresa Bohn
Roberta Dooley
Jeanette Vaughn
Klaus von Hagen
Pam Alaga
Ann Bikales
Mark Witkowski
Alice Kinsler
Kim Macleay-Hillard
Cora Polesovsky
Lisa Norris
Deborah Hodges
Claire Fay
Leigh Cecka
Patricia Brukoff
Paul Johnson
Karen Diamond
Judith Ebersole
Lisa Torri
Susan Nelson
Ann McBride
Mia Maddoux
Irene Merrill
Diane Cooke
Beverly Dekker-Davidson
Kathy Henney
Constance Kirby
Carolyn Truesdell
Ashley Conway
Donna Shaver
Christine LaMacchia
Lee-Ching Lin
Susan Costella
Amy Lopez
Pam Senegal
Linda Grant
Danielle Prosser
Julianne Wiseman
Victor Toal
Wisteria Cottage Weavers
Jean Osborn
Judith Steimel
Jan Rose
Dona Neilsen
Monica Anderson
John Bradford
Pamela Iriguchi
Gabriella Graham
Donna McGehee
Charles Marvin
Carla Korb
Cheri Hitchcock
Connie Goshgarian
Simona Prochazka
Robert & Sherry Davis
Pamela Richards
Paula Bradley
Diane Bercaw
Leslie Wilson
Suzanne Weber
David Loop
Patricia Nation
Donna Burych
Richard and Darlene Bascou
Ida Corby
Kathy Thompson
Jack and Joyce Jewett
Jan Enkosky
Robert & Angela Irvine
Katherine Littrell & John Bradford
Ernie Neumann
Zyra Delis
Nancy Resetar
Judy Leroy
Lyn Burghall
Susan Halloran
Paul Crum
Geoff Riggs
Kathee Littrell

Cappy has been adopted.
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Cappy is making a miraculous recovery after being struck by a car on Blanco Road in Salinas. The force of the collision threw this young Australian Shepherd into a ditch, where he lay helplessly until Monterey County Animal Control responded to a call and took him to a vet for evaluation. In addition to an injury to his right eye, Cappy suffered a severely fractured spine and was in danger of losing the use of his hind legs. Thankfully, Dr. Greg Marsolais of Pet Specialists of Monterey performed the delicate orthopedic surgery to stabilize Cappy's spine on Monday, October 17, and he has already made some wonderful progress. Though Cappy still has many weeks of physical therapy ahead of him, it looks like he will regain the use of his hind legs. We are grateful to everyone who has rallied to give this dog a second chance. We are hoping to raise $6,000 to cover the costs of his surgery and rehabilitation. Cappy update 12/22/11: Cappy continues his amazing recovery! Cappy has been walking on the underwater treadmill along with receiving acupuncture, laser therapy and neuro-muscular stimulation. We'd like to thank Natural Veterinary Services of Pacific Grove for generously providing discounted sessions and for playing such an important role in Cappy's recovery!



Bizzy's Donors
Greer McKissick

Bizzy has been adopted.
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Bizzy is a sweet Chihuahua mix who arrived at the Salinas Animal Services with an injured front leg. Limping and in pain, little Bizzy was transferred to Animal Health Center in Salinas for care. X-rays showed a mal-aligned fracture of his right front leg. Buzzy's leg was put in a cast, then splinted for support during the healing process. He will be available for adoption once he has healed. We are hoping to raise $300 to cover the costs of Bizzy's medical care.



Sascha's Donors
Nancy Allison
Melinda Bartelheim
Yolanda Valenzuela
Bobbie Herteman
Stephanie Taylor
Dave Fulton
Candyss Fitzgerald
Donna Shaver

Sascha has been adopted.
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Sascha , a one-year-old German Shepherd/Border Collie mix, had been abandoned in the hills of Watsonville and was emaciated and limping badly when she was rescued. Her x-rays revealed severe hip dysplasia, and she only weighed 34 pounds - a dog her size should be 50 pounds. Several orthopedists recommend that she undergo Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) surgery to correct the problem and ensure that she will have a happy, pain-free life ahead of her. We are hoping to raise $1,500 to give this sweet dog a second chance with a family of her own.



Russell's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Catherina Mendenhall
Leslie Sweet
Susi Allen
Lenore Dorcak

Russell has been adopted.
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Russell , a 13-week-old Shepherd mix puppy, came very close to losing his life. Found on the side of road and taken to the Monterey County Shelter by a concerned citizen, Russell was examined by Dr. Davis, the shelter vet. He had a severely broken hind leg and would either need immediate help or would need to be euthanized. Dr. Marsolais at Pet Specialists of Monterey performed surgery to pin and stabilize Russell's leg on Saturday, and it looks like this lucky pup can look forward to a long and happy life. We will provide updates as Russell continues to heal. We are hoping to raise $1,500 to help cover Russell's medical expenses.



Stella's Donors
Karen White
William Robinson
(monthly donation)

Stella has been adopted.
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Stella is a spunky 3-month-old tuxedo kitten who is eager to shed her clunky cast so she get on with being a playful kitten again! Injured and abandoned, Stella was found by a concerned citizen who was walking her dog in a Salinas park, and was taken to the Salinas Animal Services. She was diagnosed with a fractured hind leg, and is expected to make a complete recovery. She'll be available for adoption once she has healed. We're hoping to raise $250 to cover her medical expenses.



Annie's Donors
Tamara Meckel
Carol Colgate (monthly donor)
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)

Annie has been adopted.
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Abandoned and hit by a car near a laundromat, little Annie waited all day for someone to help her. Sadly, most people passing by didn't give the injured little kitten a second thought. Fortunately a kind citizen called Monterey County Animal Control and Annie was taken to the Emergency Vet Clinic. This resilient little feline did suffer a fractured hind leg, but thankfully had no internal injuries. She is expected to make a full recovery and will be available for adoption once she has healed. We are hoping to raise $300 to cover the cost of her medical care.



Odoe's Donors
Kathleen O'Hara
Donna Shaver
Katherine Littrell & John Bradford

Odoe has been adopted.
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Odoe is a 4-5 year old Australian Shepherd who was found on the side of the road and taken to a vet hospital in Calaveras County. Hit by a car, Odoe suffered a head and neck injury that damaged the nerves to his right front leg. At first the vet thought Odoe would need surgery or perhaps amputation, but the good news is that Odoe is gradually improving thanks to laser treatments with Becky Lewis RVT and swim therapy with Connie Frank, RVT, who have generously discounted their services for us. We estimate Odoe will need several more months of therapy, and are hoping to raise $1,000 to help with his medical expenses.



Winnie's Donors
Gina Wolf
Carmen Villalba Ruiz

Winnie has been adopted.
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Winnie is a 5-month-old pit bull mix puppy who had been living in pain her entire life. The Monterey County Animal Services called us for help with Winnie after she came in as a stray with painfully swollen, irritated left eye due to entropian (an inward rolling eyelid). Anyone who has had a stubborn eyelash rubbing their eye - multiply that by one hundred to imagine how much pain Winnie felt every time she blinked. Thankfully, Winnie underwent surgery to have her eyelid repaired, and she is now pain-free and will have no further problems. We are hoping to raise $500 to cover the costs of Winnie's surgery.



Amelia's Donors
Karen White
Claire Fay
William Robinson
(monthly donation)

Amelia has been adopted.
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Amelia is a beautiful eight-month-old torbie who came to us from the Salinas Animal Services after arriving with damaged and infected eyes. Unfortunately the vet could not save her eyes, and they needed to be surgically removed. Though Amelia can't see, she explores her world by using her other senses: hearing, touch and smell. Currently in foster care, Amelia is proof that you don't need sight to enjoy a rich and enjoyable life. She plays, purrs, snuggles and snoozes just like a sighted cat. Amelia will soon have her stitches removed and will be available to an adopter who can provide her with a safe, loving home. We are hoping to raise $300 to help cover Amelia's medical expenses.



Kris Kristofferson's Donors
Karen Wright
Luwana Cayabyab
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)

Kris Kristofferson has been adopted.
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Kris Kristofferson , a handsome ten year old, blue-eyed Lynx Point Siamese came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Services. He underwent surgery to remove some painfully infected teeth, but as time went on, instead of feeling better, Kris continued to have so much pain that even lapping up a thin gruel made him growl with discomfort when he ate. Kris got a referral to Dr. Judy Force, a veterinary dental specialist. Dr. Force performed surgery to remove the remainder of Kris Kristofferson's teeth, along with eight root fragments that had been left behind previously. Kris's foster mom, Karen, reports that he is now eating like a horse and gaining back some much-needed weight. This sweet boy is the ultimate lap cat and loves nothing more than curling up for some petting and attention. He is on pain medication while his gums continue to heal. We'd like to thank Dr. Suzy H. of Monterey Animal Hospital and Dr. Judy Force for discounting their services for Kris, and also Kris's wonderful foster mom Karen for being his advocate and caregiver. We are hoping to raise $2,077 to cover the costs of Kris's bloodwork, surgery, x-rays, office visits and medications.



Andy's Donors
VCA Animal Hospital of Santa Cruz
San Jose Animal Shelter Medical Fund
Grace Hsu
Simona Prochazka

Andy has been adopted.
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Andy , a Chihuahua mix, came to us from the San Jose Animal Shelter after being hit by a car. He had a smashed pelvis and had to have both hips pinned and plated. He is currently hospitalized under AFRP's care. Update: Andy recently needed to have one eye removed due to eye disease, but is adjusting nicely.



Star's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Susi Allen

Star has been adopted.
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Star , a one-year-old Aussie mix, was wandering as a stray when she wandered into traffic and was hit by a car. When she arrived at the Monterey County Shelter, she was in a lot of pain and couldn't put any weight on her left hind leg. X-rays showed a coxofemoral luxation, meaning her hip was dislocated by the impact of the accident. Star underwent FHO surgery and is improving steadily. She's a sweetie and recently became available for adoption.



Peg's Donors
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)
Karen White

Peg has been adopted.
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Peg was found as a stray kitten, trying to fend for herself while unable to use her injured right front leg. Only nine weeks old when she arrived at the Salinas Shelter, the vet determined that Peg had an old injury that had healed improperly. There was too much nerve damage to save the leg, and it was surgically amputated. Peg is a sweet and playful kitten who is adjusting wonderfully to life with three legs. She's going to make somebody a very special little companion! We are hoping to raise $300 to help with her surgical expenses.



Sweden's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Lynne Martin
Mia Maddoux
Jennifer Ricards

Sweden has been adopted.
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Sweden is a good-natured and affectionate 4-5 year old Pomeranian who came to AFRP from the San Jose Shelter. With two severe luxating patellas (knee caps that slide out of position) Sweden will require corrective orthopedic surgery so that she can enjoy a long happy life free from the pain of arthritis. She also has some dental disease and needs some teeth extracted. We are hoping to raise $1,000 to help pay for the cost of her surgical procedures. Update 10/13/11: Sweden has had her surgery and is doing great! She is going for short walks and getting stronger every day. She is currently available for adoption.



Angela's Donors
Nicole Bybee
Paul Brinkley-Rogers
Sally Moon (Mercy)

Angela has been adopted.
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Angela is an 8-week-old tabby kitten who came to us from the Salinas Animal Services with her mom and siblings. Sadly, Angela was born with a malformed hind leg which is twisted and only has a partially formed paw. Unable to use the limb, the best option for Angela is to undergo amputation surgery. We have no doubt that this little angel will recover beautifully and adjust to romping and playing as a three-legged kitten. We are hoping to raise $300 to cover the cost of her surgery. Update: Angela has now had her amputation surgery and is available for adoption.



Winkie's Donors
Francine Taylor
Cindy Cassinelli (monthly donation)
Christine Duymich (monthly donation)
Melanie Meder
Karen White

Winkie has been adopted.
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Winkie and his two brothers came to us from the San Jose Shelter. Though his two siblings are perfectly normal, little Winkie was born with a painful eyelid abnormality called eyelid agenesis. He's a sweet little guy who tries hard to hold still for his daily eye meds, even though he's in pain. The eyelid agenesis causes the fur around Winkie's eyes to rub against his corneas and can potentially cause corneal ulcers and more serious eye problems. Winkie has been examined by veterinary ophthalmologist Dr. Gratzek, and she recommends cryotherapy to remove the hairs that are causing irritation. Often more than one procedure is necessary to completely destroy the small hairs. We are hoping to raise $500 to cover the cost of Winkie's initial surgery, and $350 for each additional procedure. This sweet little guy deserves to live a happy, pain-free life. Thank you for your donations!



Willie's Donors
Alan Laschiver
Katie LeBarre
Stephen Haynes
Laura Warren

Willie has been adopted.
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Willie is a 2-year-old tricolor Chihuahua mix who was picked up as a stray with a horrendous injury to his left eye. The staff at the Salinas Shelter contacted us for help with this sweet little dog who needed to have his damaged eye removed as soon as possible to relieve his pain. The photo of his grotesquely swollen eye was too graphic for us to print on the web site, so we have chosen to use an "after" photo taken after Willie's enucleation surgery. Willie is healing nicely and will be available for adoption once his stitches are removed. We are hoping to raise $300 to help pay for his medical expenses.



Benny's Donors
Francine Taylor
Tamera Naegele
Luwana Cayabyab
Samantha Cabaluna
Amy Rosen
Kat Serafin
Jocelyn Douglas
Alain Pinel Realtors
Johnny Correa
Zyra Delis
Melissa Longley
Meghan Picha
Leslie Davidson
Robert Rhoades
Joanna Horn
Simona Prochazka
Patty Quillin
Melissa Scott

Benny has been adopted.
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Benny , an 8-week-old Mastiff mix puppy, was found abandoned on the side of the road just outside the Salinas city limits. He barely missed being hit by a car, and was taken to the Monterey County Animal Services by concerned citizens who couldn't bear the thought of this little guy dying alone on the highway. Due to the severity of Benny's skin condition, the shelter would have had to put Benny to sleep after completing his stray time, but thankfully AFRP was able to help. Benny has a severe case of demodex mange, leaving him practically hairless. On top of that he is dealing with a skin infection that has left his skin painful and raw. Benny will be receiving medications, fish oil supplements and weekly medicated baths at VCA Santa Cruz for many weeks as his skin heals. The concerned citizens who originally rescued Benny from the roadside are so grateful to AFRP for taking him into their program, they are now fostering him and intend to continue being AFRP Foster Volunteers for other dogs in the future. We are hoping to raise $600 to help pay for Benny's medications and treatments so that he can heal and have an opportunity to find happiness in a home of his own.



Milo's Donors
Erika Higley
Joey Faxon

Milo has been adopted.
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Milo is a good-natured 1 1/2 year old red merle Australian Shepherd who came to AFRP from the Tulare Shelter after being surrendered by an owner with too many dogs to care for. As you can see from the photo, Milo's left front leg has an unnatural angle which makes it painful for him to walk and run. Milo will undergo orthopedic surgery to affix a plate in the leg and correct the angle so he can have a lifetime of pain-free romping. This nice dog deserves our help. We are hoping to raise $2,000 for his surgical expenses.



Lynnian's Donors
San Jose Animal Services Medical Fund
Jennifer Wegis
Pet Awareness Welfare Society for San Jose Animal Care Services

Lynnian has been adopted.
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Lynnian , a 10-month-old tortoiseshell kitten suffered a compound fracture of her hind leg after being hit by a car. She is a total sweetie who purrs while the vet staff works on her. Lynnian is scheduled to see a specialist to review her x-rays and determine whether her leg can be saved or whether it will need to be amputated. This wonderful girl has had a rough start in life, and deserves a second chance. We are hoping to raise $700 to help with her medical expenses.



Ruby's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Ruby has been adopted.
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Ruby , aka Reddie, is a very sweet 7-month-old terrier mix who came into our care after arriving at the Salinas Animal Services with painfully irritated eyes. The vet diagnosed her with entropian (inward-rolling eyelids) in both eyes, which was causing her eyelashes to constantly rub against her corneas. Ruby has had surgery to correct the condition, and for the first time in her life, it no longer hurts to blink her eyes! Ruby will soon have her stitches removed and is available for adoption. We're hoping to raise $500 to help cover the cost of her surgery.



Snowdrop's Donors
Carol Colgate (monthly donation)
Jennifer Yeager (monthly donation)
Rebecca Little
Simon Hsu
Sheila Williams
Courtney Colimodio
Suzanne Talbot
Claudia Abbott

Snowdrop has been adopted.
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Snowdrop is a sweet 2-3 month old white kitten who arrived at the Salinas Animal Services with a horrible injury to her left ear. It is difficult to tell if the damage was caused by a burn or by a severe laceration. She is currently taking antibiotics and pain medication, and is scheduled to have the remainder of her ear surgically removed to clean up the wound. Despite her painful injury, this little kitty gives grateful purrs when you pick her up for a cuddle. We are hoping to raise $300 to pay for her surgical procedure. Snowdrop will be available for adoption once she has healed.



Mama Cat's Donors
Katie LeBarre

Mama Cat has been adopted.
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Mama Cat is a senior sweetie who lost her home when her elderly owner passed away. When Mama's health began to decline and she began to lose her eyesight, she was placed in a quiet, loving foster home to avoid the stresses of the Adoption Center. Mama recently visited Veterinary Ophthalmologist Dr. Gratzek and was put on medication for hypertension and high blood pressure. Her weight loss was due to some painfully infected teeth, and now that she's had some dental extractions she is feeling much better and is able to eat more comfortably. We are hoping to raise $490 to cover the costs of Mama's medications, vet visits and dental procedure.



J.J.'s Donors
Silvia Taheri
Nora Cata
Vic & Sheila Madden

J.J. has been adopted.
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J.J. has been through a lot in the past month, but he's maintained an upbeat attitude through it all. Picked up as a stray and taken to the Kern County Shelter, it was obvious that this sweet 4-year-old Lhasa Apso needed some medical care for the prolapsed third eyelid (cherry eye) in both his left and right eye. When no owner claimed him, J.J. came into our care, and is now recovering from his eye surgery in foster care. He's a wonderful little dog who will be available for adoption once he's healed. We are hoping to raise $300 to help with his surgical expenses.



Frankie's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Tina Corona

Frankie has been adopted.
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Frankie , a cute 1-year-old terrier mix, had been abandoned in Salinas. She wandered too close to traffic and was hit by a car, fracturing the head of her femur. Sadly, her injury was left untreated for months by the family that was feeding her. Examined by a vet after coming to us from the Salinas Animal Services, it was determined that Frankie needed FHO surgery to help her feel comfortable enough to use her hind leg again. She is healing well from her surgery and will require moderate exercise for the first few weeks as she continues to heal and gain strength. Frankie is currently available for adoption.



Blossom's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Rena Henderson
Irene Merrill
Tina Corona
Alana Jones
Tiffany Singh
Claudia Abbott
Gina Dubois
Yolanda Valenzuela
Betty Sutherland
Ian McCausland
Reanna Bueno
Beverly Dekker-Davidson
M Susan Ditzler
Amy Rosen
Mary Bronzan
Sharilyn Payne
Patricia Dorsey
Courtney Colimodio
Laura Chiorello
Nora Delaney
Sheila Williams
Kelly Braithwaite
Nancy Anderson
Barbara McCarthy
Bette Kent-Cannon
Carla Korb
Lesle Helgason
Teresa Bohn
Wave Tek Corporation
John Branson
Patricia Hookano
Julie Laccabue
Colette Norris
Christine LaMacchia
Deborah Wilday
Nancy Paulken
Susan Mills
Laura Majano
Joan Avila
Eileen Jones
Lona Carter
Susan Costella
Jane Upp
Debbie Ebanks
Edward Blankenship
SunSwept Properties
Lisa Norris
Candyss Fitzgerald
Michele Corso
Simona Prochazka
Jeanette Vaughn
Pet Awareness Society for San Jose Animal Care Services
Tami Sojka
Cooper Callegos
Leigh Ceck
Vernie Mast
Donna Trout
Michael and Isabel Schneider
The UPS Store - Mid Valley
Gail Grammatico
Jill Roberts
Judy Moody
Elizabeth Sengel
Jean Sonoda
Donna Shaver
Raina Lipori
Marion Watford
Elissabeth Bohannon
Cary and Bobbe Simon
John and Glenda Jester
Lewis and Barbara Shanks
Ann Preston
Valerie Hunken
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Belter
Alice and Michael Jennings
Cynthia Patino
Rena Toliver
Caryn Pulliam
Patricia Herrgott
Carole & Richard Fredericksen
Timothy & Nancy Yee
D.G. Schaffer
Meg Graham
Mia Maddoux
Donna Gilbert & Paloma Pierce
Sue Husted
Suzanne Weber
Joel and Ute Pancer
Susan Willey
Sandy Devenport
Mike Walas

Blossom has been adopted.
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Blossom , a darling five-month-old terrier mix was running loose when hit by a car and dragged, tearing the skin off her rear leg and paw. She is now safe with AFRP and is being cared for at VCA Animal Hospital in Santa Cruz. After undergoing x-rays and bandaging, the vet determined the most humane option for Blossom was to amputate her mangled leg. She is a very sweet, quiet dog and is very cooperative with the vet staff while receiving her treatments. Blossom will be available for adoption once she has healed from her amputation surgery. We are hoping to raise $1,716 to pay for her medical expenses.



Nutmeg's Donors
San Jose Animal Services Medical Fund
Karen White
Carol Colgate (monthly donation)
Jennifer Yeager (monthly donation)
Candyss Fitzgerald

Nutmeg has been adopted.
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Like many cats left outdoors in cold weather, sweet seven-year-old Nutmeg tried her best to find somewhere to stay warm. Unfortunately, Nutmeg chose the worst possible place by climbing up into the engine of a car. The vet believes she was caught in the fan belt with the car's ignition was turned on, and as a result Nutmeg was left with several very large open wounds on her hindquarters. Nutmeg came to us from the San Jose Animal Services and is now being treated at VCA Animal Hospital in Santa Cruz. Despite the pain she is in, she is a gentle and quiet cat who seems to understand we are trying to help her. Nutmeg will need to have the dying skin removed from her wounds and will need ongoing medical care to prevent infection while she is healing. We are hoping to raise $500 to help with Nutmeg's medical expenses.



Sugar's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Luwana Cyabyab
Kathryn Faver
Barbara Zito
Amy Rosen
Patty Quillin
Meghan Picha
Nicole Bybee
Debra Ternullo
Mary Anne Clark
Melissa Longley
Nelita Aldape
Susan Allen
Victoria Carradero
Suzanne Ebright
Kristin Schneider and Mike Burczynski
Athena Chaikin

Sugar has been adopted.
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Sugar , a five-month-old pit bull mix, suffered a horrific burn on her hindquarters and was slated to be euthanized after being picked up by Merced Animal Control. Despite the agony she must have been in, Sugar had nothing but kisses for the veterinary staff helping her. Rather than put her down, the vet was confident that though the wound is severe, it would heal, allowing this exceptionally sweet and trusting dog to find happiness in a loving home. Due to the severity of the wound and the amount of necrotic tissue, Sugar's tail had to be amputated. She is receiving pain medication, antibiotics and special bandages to keep her wound clean and to speed the healing process as the tissue granulates and fills in. We are hoping to raise $1,500 to help cover the costs of Sugar's surgery and medical care.



Orchid's Donors
Anita VanRoekel
Carol Lauderdale
Linda Valentine
Teri Carter
Elnaz Sarraf
Cynthia Santoro
Irene Merrill
Sheila Williams
Chris Duymich
Nicole Bybee
Royce Foster
Jody Reugh
Shari Roehl
Jackie Becker

Orchid has been adopted.
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Orchid is a petite 2-year-old Birman who suffered a painful infection when somebody wrapped a tight orthodontic rubber band around her tail and left it there. Try as she might, Orchid just could not get that rubber band off by herself. When Orchid arrived at the Salinas Shelter, her tail was swollen, infected and encrusted with dried blood. That same night, she gave birth to three kittens, all stillborn. Poor Orchid. The vet decided that amputation of her tail was the most humane option, there was just too much damage for it to be saved. Orchid has had her surgery and once she has healed and had her stitches removed, she'll be available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $400 to help pay for Orchid's medical expenses.



Dovey's Donors
Mara Rosenthal
Kelsey Escoto
Dixie Bailey
Simona Prochazka

Dovey has been adopted.
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Dovey is a young Pomeranian mix who arrived at the Salinas Shelter in terrible pain. Her former owner had neglected to have her spayed, and she was desperately trying to give birth to a litter of puppies. Unfortunately, one large puppy was completely stuck in the birth canal. We are not sure how long she was in labor, but it was clear she was exhausted and needed an emergency Caesarian Section to save her life and the lives of her puppies. The puppy that was stuck did not survive, but the vet was able to deliver six more puppies surgically. One puppy was too weak to nurse and needed several days of tube feeding, but everyone is doing well now. Dovey and her puppies are currently in foster care. We are hoping to raise $2,500 to pay for the surgical expenses and supplies for this brave little dog and her beautiful puppies.



Girl's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Girl has been adopted.
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Girl , a sweet 5-year-old Boxer mix, came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after she lost her home when her family divorced. Even though she wanted to run and play, Girl was in pain and was limping badly. The vet determined that Girl needed surgery on her anterior cruciate ligament to relieve her pain and allow her to go on to lead a happy and active life with a new family. Lifeline 4 Paws generously donated $800 towards Girl's surgery.



Tippy's Donors
Kristen Mulvaney
Carolyn Halladay
Alycia Peters
Karen White
Carol Colgate (monthly donation)
Jennifer Yeager (monthly donation)

Tippy has been adopted.
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The Salinas Shelter staff gave us a call about a sweet calico cat that had come in to the shelter with terribly injured front leg. Her entire left foreleg was swollen from the elbow to the paw, with a painful draining abscess. X-rays helped the vet determine that Tippy's leg could not be saved; there was just too much nerve damage for her to ever be able to use her leg again. Tippy underwent surgery to amputate her front leg on October 7, and she is recovering nicely. We are hoping to raise $300 to help cover the cost of her surgery. Tippy is currently in foster care and is available for adoption.



Quincy's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
David Jackson
Simona Prochazka
Christine Heaton

Quincy has been adopted.
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Quincy , a sweet 5-month-old Border Collie pup, was hit by a car and rushed to the Emergency Clinic. Quincy sustained some serious injuries, including a dislocated elbow, a broken tail and some de-gloving injuries. Dr. Marsolais will be performing his surgery on 2/17/11 and will amputate Quincy's tail and will try to repair his elbow. If Quincy's elbow cannot be saved due to nerve damage, he will need to have the leg amputated. Along with his surgery, Quincy will require wet to dry bandage changes for his de-gloving injuries. We are hoping to raise $600 to $1,2000 to help cover Quincy's medical expenses. Update on Quincy 3/28/11: Quincy underwent a series of surgeries and is healing very well. His front elbow was put back into place and did not need to be amputated. His injured tail was amputated, his right hind leg was treated for degloving injuries, and his left hind leg required FHO surgery. Happily, Quincy is steadily gaining strength in his injured limbs and his prognosis is good for a long and happy life. He is currently available for adoption.



Morocco's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Morocco has been adopted.
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Morocco came to AFRP from the Merced Shelter after coming in with a severely broken hind leg. X-rays showed that Morocco's leg was broken in multiple places, and repair would be impossible. The vet could not save Morocco's leg, but did save his life. Just under two years old, this adorable six-pound Pomeranian mix will be recovering from his amputation surgery in a Santa Cruz area foster home and should adjust quite easily to life with three legs. Once Morocco has healed, he'll be available for adoption and can look forward to a lifetime of love.



Honey Boy's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Christine Duymich
VPI Pet Insurance

Honey Boy has been adopted.
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Honey Boy , aka Hank, came to us from the Wasco Shelter after coming in with a horribly injured eye. Despite the pain he was in, this sweet pup had a tail wag and kiss for all the people who worked hard to save him. Honey Boy has now recovered from surgery to remove his eye, but while in foster care it was discovered he has trouble swallowing his food. We are hoping to get him an appointment to have his throat scoped to see what is going on with his esophagus. Hank is hoping to feel better soon so he can find his forever family!



Nella's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Nella has been adopted.
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Nella is a darling 4-year-old, 7-pound terrier mix who came to us from the Monterey County Shelter after coming in as a stray. She could not put any weight on her left hind leg and went to the vet for an examination. Nella had a painfully dislocated kneecap that prevented her from standing or using her hind leg. She will require orthopedic surgery to repair her luxating patella, and once she has healed she will have full use of her leg and will be a wonderful little companion dog for a lucky adopter. This little sweetie has a wonderful disposition and loves snuggling in laps. We are hoping to raise $1,200 to cover the cost of her surgery.



Avery's Donors
San Jose Shelter Medical Fund
Tina Corona

Avery has been adopted.
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Avery is an adorable Schnauzer/Poodle mix who wandered into traffic after being abandoned in the San Jose area. She was hit by a car and sustained a severe fracture to her hind leg. Sadly, the leg could not be saved and Avery needed an emergency amputation. She is currently recovering from her surgery and is adjusting nicely to life with three legs. She is about 1 1/2 years old and has a very sweet and lovable disposition. Avery is currently in foster care and is now available for adoption.



Jacquar's Donors
San Jose Animal Shelter
Francine Taylor
Johnny Correa
Melissa Longley

Jacquar has been adopted.
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We received a call from the San Jose Shelter about a super sweet four-year-old cat that had come in with some major injuries. We'll never know for sure what happened to her, but from the extensive damage we are assuming she had been hit by a car. Her chin had been partially degloved (skin separated from the skull) and she had a wide gash on the top of her head and a lacerated ear. She also suffered a dislocated tail at the spine, which may or may not need to be amputated in the future. Jacquar is a wonderful patient and rolls over so the vet techs can rub her belly. She seems to know that she is in good hands and we know she'll be a wonderful companion cat for a compassionate adopter once she has healed up. Jacquar is currently being cared for at the VCA Animal Hospital in Santa Cruz.



Red's Donors
Tina Corona
Nancy Scholink

Red has been adopted.
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Red , a gentle and easygoing eight-year-old Australian Shepherd, lost his home and made his way to AFRP from a shelter in Lompoc. He was in pretty good health but had a huge, softball sized lump on his back that needed to be surgically removed. Fortunately the growth was a benign cyst, and Red will need no further medical treatment. He is healing nicely and is now ready for adoption. We are hoping to raise $500 to help cover the cost of Red's surgery.



Critter's Donors
Barbara Korp
Tiffany Singh
Ila Davis
Linda Eissmann

Critter has been adopted.
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Some of you may have seen Critter's story on KION news, the Monterey County Herald or the Salinas Californian. This sweet and gentle 3-month-old Doberman mix puppy had come in to the Monterey County Animal Services as a cruelty case. Found as a stray wandering near Salinas, someone had taken a pair of kitchen shears and cropped this puppy's ears at home. Traces of adhesive tape were still clinging to Critters muzzle and legs, where he had been strapped down for the procedure. His mutilated ears were badly infected and he was in need of immediate medical attention. Dr. Davis at the County Shelter treated him and even took him home with her so he wouldn't have to sleep alone in a kennel. Now in foster care with AFRP, Critter will be available for adoption once he has healed.



Aubrey's Donors
Lyn Taylor
Christine Duymich
Carmen Villalba Ruiz

Aubrey has been adopted.
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Aubrey is a super-sweet 2-year-old Beagle/Jack Russell mix who was picked up as a stray and taken to the Monterey County Animal Services. She could not be put up for adoption because of an eye condition requiring surgery. Aubrey had cherry eye (prolapsed gland in the eyelid) in both eyes. AFRP arranged for Aubrey's surgery, and she is currently recovering in foster care before being put up for adoption. We are hoping to raise $500 to cover the cost of her surgery.



Bliss's Donors
Patricia McNabb
Jennifer Yeager (monthly donation)
Lisa von Saltza-McElmoyl
Clara Wang

Bliss has been adopted.
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Bliss is a sweet 8-year-old gray kitty who was found almost starved to death. She was unable to eat due to severe gum disease. The few teeth she had remaining were infected and her mouth was full of pockets of pus. Despite the pain she was in, Bliss loved being petted and was kneading her paws even when the vet tech was drawing her blood. Bliss will need to have her remaining teeth pulled and will need antibiotic treatment to eliminate her infections. We are hoping to raise $800 to pay for her care. Update: Bliss had her teeth extracted, and has recovered nicley. She's now available for adoption!



Mojo's Donors
Angela Wootan
Joanna Morris
Karen White
Paul Brinkley-Rogers
Cora Olson
Kelly Belville
Narit Gessler
Ron & Siegrid Patterson
Kevin Kiper

Mojo has been adopted.
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Mojo , his siblings and mom came to AFRP when the kittens were only 5 days old. Being a stray mom and having her kittens out on the street gave these little guys a rough start in life. Mojo came down with a terrible infection which has caused his right eye to form a film over the surface of his eyeball. Mojo has been to the vet and will need surgery to see if the eye can be saved or if it will need to be removed. They eye surgery will cost $300 and his diagnostic work and a followup visit with the eye specialist to help clear up the infection in his right eye will cost another $190. If you can help this little guy with his care he would be most appreciative. Update: Mojo had his left eye removed and he's doing great. He is now available for adoption!



German Shepherd Litter's Donors
Tami Sojka
Sheryl Steiner
Matthew Haught
Lynda Sheppard (monthly donation)
Connie Shelstad (Monthly Donation)

German Shepherd Litter has been adopted.
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This litter of adorable German Shepherd puppies was confiscated from a backyard breeder by an animal control officer in south Monterey County when their owner refused to have them treated for parvo. Of the original litter of nine pups, five survived and are being cared for at Animal Health Center in Salinas. We are hoping to raise $2,000 to cover the cost of their treatment. The prognosis for the remaining five puppies is excellent, and they will be available for adoption once they have fully recovered.



Mercy's Donors
San Jose Shelter
Carol Colgate (monthly donation)
Michelle Gouldsberry
Cynthia Santoro
Christine Duymich
Christy Rector
Eleanor Hall
Karen White
Stacey Iverson
Narit Gessler
Stacy Roth
Diana Burke
Christine Duymich
Mandy Drury
Kevin Kiper
Suzanne Maria Logan
Ashley Conway
Carol Jones
Devon Nichols
Lynn Taylor
Phyllis Kizer
Jane Parks-McKay
Susan Mills
Jean Michel
Jeannie Rueter
Holly Pelking
Karen Grimm
Reanna Bueno
Sheila Williams
Serena Mohammad
Deborah Griest
Cindy Schoenhaar
Jumana PeerMohammed
Anya Milrod
Candace Lamber
Richard Hobley
Shari Roehl
Sheryl Steiner
Barbara Moore
Beth Silva
Jessica Kujat
Ashley Wheeler
Steven Disseldorp
Laura Gillis
John and Cynthia Hopkins
Doug Schattenburg

Mercy has been adopted.
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The capacity of animals to love and forgive never ceases to amaze us. Mercy, a young female cat, was the victim of the worst imaginable torture at the hands of humans, yet when the vet and vet techs need to handle her for treatment, she purrs and rubs up against them as if to thank them for their care. Mercy came to us from the San Jose Shelter after being doused with a flammable substance and then set on fire. This resilient and brave little kitty has made good progress, but still has a way to go before she has fully healed. She will soon need surgery to remove the damaged tissue on her ears. Mercy is currently in treatment at VCA Animal Hospital in Santa Cruz and will be available for adoption when she has fully recovered from her burns. Update: Mercy has had her surgery and the vet has cleared her for adoption. Please visit our Cats Available web page to fill out an adoption application for this special cat!



Buddy's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Tina Corona
Francine Taylor
Judy Flynn
Lynda Sheppard (monthly donation)
Connie Shelstad (Monthly Donation)

Buddy has been adopted.
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Buddy came to us from the Salinas Shelter on April 20. He had no vision, and upon exam, the vet discovered that Buddy had bilateral ear infections that had been left untreated. The chronic infection and swelling had left him blind. We are not sure if Buddy will ever see again, but his ear infections are being treated and hopefully the swelling will diminish. He is a delightful dog and is ready for a foster home. His medical costs were $380, sponsored by Lifeline 4 Paws.



Rudy's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Carol Colgate (monthly donation)

Rudy has been adopted.
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Rudy , a sweet 2-year-old Chihuahua mix, arrived at the Monterey County Animal Shelter with a badly injured left front leg. X-rays showed that his ankle was broken and his ligaments were torn. Rudy will have plating surgery done to fuse the bones together - giving Rudy a chance to be able to use his front leg again. The total cost of his surgery will be $1,700. Lifeline for Paws generously pledged $1,300, we are hoping to raise the remaining $400. Update: Rudy has recovered from his surgery and is now available for adoption!



Smudge's Donors
Karen White
Lola Smith
Stacey Wright
Patsy Volpe
Mary B White

Smudge has been adopted.
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Smudge , a sweet 10-year-old white cat, lost his home when his owner could not afford his vet care. His mouth was so sore and infected, he was having a hard time eating. Smudge underwent surgery to have his infected teeth extracted. He also had a benign cyst on his leg removed. Smudge is in good spirits, and once his mouth has healed he will be available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $300 to cover the cost of his medical treatment.



Elvira's Donors
Paul Brinkley-Rogers
Karen White

Elvira has been adopted.
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Elvira is an affectionate 3-month-old black kitten who came to us from the Salinas Shelter with her siblings. Sadly, Little Elvira injured her hind leg and the fracture was so severe the vet could not save the leg. Elvira underwent amputation surgery, and has spent several weeks recovering at the vet clinic. We have found that three-legged cats adapt extremely well, and we expect Elvira to go on to find happiness with a family that will love her just the way she is. We are hoping to raise $300 to help cover the expense of Elvira's amputation surgery.



Marie's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Suzanne Ammons-Matuszek
Tiffany Singh
Mandy Drury

Marie has been adopted.
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Sweet little Marie, a tiny 4-year-old Chihuahua mix, was attacked by a larger dog. Possibly grabbed and shaken, the force of the attacker's jaws broke Marie's shoulder blade and ripped open her flesh. Despite being in terrible pain, Marie remained quiet and tolerant during her exams, offering little doggie kisses to those who were trying to help her. Marie's shoulder will heal on it's own, but the significant damage to her soft tissue will take some time and TLC to fully heal. Any donation to Marie's medical fund will be greatly appreciated.



Staycee's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Staycee has been adopted.
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The Monterey County Animal Services asked us to help with Staycee, an adorable terrier mix puppy who had been abandoned and was found on the side of the highway after being hit by a car. Unfortunately, because the injury to her right foreleg was so severe, the leg could not be saved. Staycee had her leg surgically amputated, and is recovering nicely in foster care. She is currently available for adoption and will be a very special companion for a lucky adopter.



Rudolph's Donors
Francine Taylor
Linda Wilsey
Lynn Taylor
Shari Roehl
Carol Colgate (monthly donation)

Rudolph has been adopted.
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One of our volunteers was driving from Salinas to Santa Cruz one cold morning last December when she saw a small ball of orange fur near the white line on the side of the road. She circled back and pulled over to find a four-month-old orange tabby kitten, injured and nearly frozen. She wrapped him in her coat and rushed him straight to the nearest vet--Center Animal Hospital in Castroville. Poor little Rudolph was so chilled, his body temperature would not even register on the thermometer. It also appeared that he had probably been hit by a passing car and had a bloody nose, bruised mouth with missing teeth and a large laceration on the inside of his hind leg. Fortunately Rudolph responded well to treatment, and after getting warmed up, receiving fluids and antibiotics, and having his cut stitched up, he is on the road to recovery. Rudolph used up one of his nine cat lives and is very lucky to be alive. Update: Rudolph's leg healed beautifully. We discovered he has a condition called megacolon, meaning his has a section of colon with low motility. This gives him a very cute round-bellied look. Rudolph is doing well eating a grain-free diet, and will need an adopter that can monitor this condition over his lifetime. He is currently available for adoption.



Eloise's Donors
Karen White
Cathryn Bauer
Jennifer Wegis
J.D. and Suzanne Parker

Eloise has been adopted.
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Eloise is a sweet 1-year-old longhaired tabby who needed surgery to repair an abdominal hernia. The vet calls Eloise a true miracle kitty who is fortunate to be alive. While she was in surgery, she had an adverse reaction to the anesthetic, and went into cardiac arrest. The vet was able to resuscitate her, but she was blind and unable to eat on her own. After two weeks of special care, Eloise was finally able to move around and eat on her own. She has regained partial sight but it is unknown if she will regain her full vision. This special girl is currently in foster care and will eventually be available for adoption to a very special household. We are hoping to raise $200 to cover the cost of Eloise's hernia surgery.



Jewel's Donors
San Jose Animal Shelter

Jewel has been adopted.
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Jewel is a sweet and beautiful 3-year-old cat with one blue eye and one green eye. She came to us from the San Jose Shelter after coming in with three kittens. Sadly Jewel had skin cancer on her ears from too much sun exposure. The San Jose Shelter generously provided the surgery to removed the damaged parts of her ears. She also needed to have an infected tooth removed. When Jewel has healed she will be available for adoption as a strictly indoor-only cat.



Maus's Donors
Karen White

Maus has been adopted.
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Maus is a sweet older cat who lost her home when her owner passed away. Sadly, Maus had spent too much time as an outdoor cat. Just like people, cats can get skin cancer from excessive sun exposure. When Maus came into our care, she had skin cancer lesions on her ears and nose, where her pink skin had no protection from the sun. She had surgery to remove the damaged sections of her ears and nose, and her prognosis is excellent. She is a super sweet and affectionate kitty who is happy to have a second chance. Maus has now healed from her surgery and is available for adoption.



Ollie's Donors
Darryl Long
Kathy Stigall
Barbara Maschmeier

Ollie has been adopted.
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Ollie , a 1-year-old Cocker Spaniel, came to us from the Santa Barbara Shelter. He had a very prominent cherry eye (prolapsed gland of the third eyelid) in his left eye that needed to be surgically repaired before he could be adopted. Ollie had his surgery the week of September 13, and after several weeks of recovery he will be ready for his forever home. We are hoping to raise $250 to help cover the cost of Ollie's cherry eye surgery.



Felix's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Lynda Sheppard (monthly donation)
Connie Shelstad (Monthly Donation)

Felix has been adopted.
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Felix , a very sweet Chihuahua mix, came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after being hit by a car. His hind leg was badly broken, and he required delicate surgery to pin the fractured bones back together. Felix is currently on crate rest while his leg is healing. Update on Felix: Sadly, Felix did not heal well from his surgery, and had to have is hind leg amputated. He will be available for adoption once he has recovered from his surgery.



Dumpster Kitten's Donors
Lisa McElmoyl
Stacey Morello
Lynn Taylor
Joy Vance
Karen White
Tina Corona
Heather Kelley
Debra Case

Dumpster Kitten has been adopted.
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When one of our feral cat volunteers was checking on a situation behind some businesses in South County she came across this little girl huddled near a dumpster. Much too sick and weak to run like a normal feral kitten our volunteer took off her fleece AFRP vest and scooped her up. A trip to the vet revealed a number of problems. She had severe upper respiratory and urinary tract infections, both Coccidia and Giardia , and an extreme load of roundworms. The vet believes the parasites and infections have stunted her growth. By her teeth it appears she is already 6 months old, but, only weighed in at 2 1/2 pounds. (That is the normal weight of an 8-9 week old kitten). The good news is she will recover after long term foster care and a host of medicines to cover all her issues. We would like to re-name Dumpster kitty. With your donation you can suggest a new name in the 'notes and comments' field on the donation page. Feral volunteers will vote for the winning name! (Of course the more you donate, the more we will consider you choice in naming her!!) Help us support our TNR (trap/neuter/return) program. More funding means more spays and neuters for the unsocialized community cats out there, and fewer sick kittens suffering needlessly. Update: Now named Lil' Dumplin', this special girl has recovered and was recently spayed. She will be available for adoption shortly!



Dixie's Donors
Darla Smith
Carol Colgate (monthly donation)
Cindy Heintzberger
Kate DeSalvo
Rochell Lowman
Mary Vought
Chad and Erica Tackel
Rich Burton
Marty Giovanetti
Kelly Perez
Marie Champaco
Dave Drueding
Cindy and David Doglione
Rick and Cheryl Della Mora
Catherine Gustavson
Sue Putnam
Kelly Byrnes
Norra Horton
Jeannie Scheel
Debbie Machado
Lisa Dee
Mark and Mary Apple
Don Chapin
Robert Hedberg
Ralph Sahagun
Jonathan and Laura Bolta

Dixie has been adopted.
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Abandoned and living on her own, Dixie was not only trying to feed herself, she was pregnant and needing to keep her unborn puppies nourished too. She began to hang around a business in Castroville, where the kind owner noticed the frightened stray dog and tried to earn her trust by setting out food for her. On November 9 an AFRP volunteer helped him catch Dixie, and that is when they discovered she was very pregnant. Her four adorable puppies were born in the foster volunteer's home on November 20, and fortunately mom and puppies are healthy and doing well. Thank goodness the puppies were born in a warm home and not out in a cold field. We are hoping to raise $200 for Dixie and $200 per puppy to cover the cost of their spay/neuters, vaccines and microchips. Update: Dixie's puppies have all been adopted, and now Dixie is looking for a home!



Gena has been adopted.
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Gena is an adorable 2-year-old Pomeranian who came to us from the San Jose Shelter with a fungal infection that had caused her to lose most of the fur on her chest area. The vet also found that she has grade 3/4 luxating patellas in her hind legs, which is a condition where the dog's kneecaps dislocate or move out of their normal position. We are hoping to raise funds to get Gena the corrective surgery she needs so that she can go on and find her forever home.



Augie's Donors
Tina Corona

Augie has been adopted.
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Augie is a senior Australian Shepherd who came to us in one of the worst states of neglect that his rescuer has ever seen. He was skin and bones; and covered with fleas, ticks and foxtails. His foster mom spent hours brushing him and picking the foxtails out of his paws and skin. Sadly, some of the foxtails were so deeply imbedded, they caused large abscesses as they worked their way back out. He has been to the vet twice to be sedated and have his wounds debrided. We are hoping to raise $500 to cover the costs of Augie's veterinary expenses. Despite the hardships he has faced, Augie is a super sweet boy and is currently available for adoption.



Conner's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Connie Shelstad (Monthly Donation)

Conner has been adopted.
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Conner , a 6-8 month old lab/shepherd mix, came to us from the Salinas Shelter on April 25. He had been hit by a car and could bear no weight on his right rear leg. From his X-rays the vet determined that Conner needed FHO surgery. It's likely that Conner will have hip problems as he ages, and the vet recommends that he always be on good food, supplements, and maintain a low weight and active lifestyle. He's a fantastic dog and looks forward to a happy and healthy life. Conner's surgical expenses were $800, sponsored by Lifeline 4 Paws.



Andie's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Connie Shelstad (Monthly Donation)

Andie has been adopted.
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Andie is a 6-month-old Shepherd mix who arrived at the Monterey County Animal Services as an injured stray. This sweet, active girl wanted to run and play but couldn't bear any weight on her right hind leg. Andie had surgery to repair her fracture and is currently recovering in foster care. She'll be available for adoption sometime in April. Update: Andie has recovered from her surgery and is now available for adoption!



Kiska's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Kiska has been adopted.
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Kiska is a sweet 12-week-old Chocolate Lab mix puppy who needed help after coming into the Monterey County Shelter with a broken rear leg. This little pup had been abandoned and was hit by a car when when she wandered too close to a busy street. Kiska had her surgery and is recovering nicely. She'll be confined for two weeks and then will advance to moderate activity with weekly bandage and splint changes. This good-natured, loving pup will be ready for adoption in about 6 weeks.



Joey's Donors
Delinda Robinson
Polaris & Taven Kinison-Brown
Gregory Rowley

Joey has been adopted.
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Joey , (aka Joey the flying aussie) is a 10-year-old Australian Shepherd who reached the end of his time at the Riverside Shelter. Luckily, Joey was able to hitch a ride north with Pilots 'N Paws, and is currently in foster care with AFRP. Joey was not in very good shape when he arrived, and is desperately in need of dental work and blood work. He also needs to have a mass tested and possibly removed. We are hoping to raise between $700 - $800 to cover Joey's medical expenses. He's been through a lot, and he sure would appreciate your help!



Hennie's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Suzanne Ammons-Matuszek

Hennie has been adopted.
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Hennie , a young Kelpie mix, arrived at the Monterey County Animal Services with a dislocated hip. She had most likely been hit by a car, and was in terrible pain. AFRP was able to get Hennie the surgery she needed. Her hip was pinned and she is currently recuperating in foster care. She is expected to make a full recovery and can now go on to lead a happy and healthy life. We are hoping to raise $447 to cover the remaining cost of her surgery.



Kali's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Kali has been adopted.
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Kali is a sweet and wiggly 6-month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix. She came to us from the Salinas Animal Shelter after coming in with a badly injured tail after someone had attempted to dock it themselves. Her tail bone was exposed and the wound was badly infected. Kali needed another surgery to amputate her tail correctly. She is healing very well and is available for adoption.



Tess's Donors
Connie Shelstad (Monthly Donation)
Sandra Morrison
Teri Carter
John Coleman
Tina Corona

Tess has been adopted.
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Tess is a senior Shepherd mix who lost her home due to a medical emergency in her family. She recently developed a severe kidney infection and needed emergency veterinary care. We are hoping to raise $500 to help cover the costs of her tests and medical expenses. Tess is recovering in foster care, and we hope that she will soon be feeling much better and will be available for adoption. Update: Tess is doing great and is available for adoption!



Boots's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Lynda Sheppard (monthly donation)
Karen DeWitt
Gina Wolf
Donna Beck
Tiffany Singh
Carmen Villalba Ruiz

Boots has been adopted.
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When Boots was picked up as a stray in South Monterey County, it was obvious that she had some serious injuries to both front legs. She was immediately taken to Los Coches Vet Hospital for evaluation before being transferred to the Monterey County Shelter. X-rays showed that the radius and ulna of both front legs were fractured in multiple places. The vet suspects this sweet little black and white Terrier/Chihuahua mix was a victim of abuse--her injuries are consistent with being kicked or stepped on repeatedly. Boots' front legs will require surgical repair, with multiple plates in both legs. Her surgery will cost about $2,000. Lifeline for Paws has committed to $1,200, and we are hoping to raise the balance of $800. Update: Boots had her surgery and has made a great recovery. She is currently available for adoption.



Hailey's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Hailey has been adopted.
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Hailey is a sweet 10-month-old, 8 pound black and white Chihauhua mix who came to us from the Salinas Shelter. She was severely injured from being hit by a car and was in shock. This photo was taken while she was inside the oxygen and heating cage awaiting her medical treatment. X-rays showed that Hailey had a broken tibia, a broken pelvis and a dislocated hip. Lifeline 4 Paws is paying for $1,200 of her surgical expenses, and we are hoping to raise the remaining $593.



Casanova's Donors
Karen White
Toni Barr

Casanova has been adopted.
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Casanova is a 3-year-old tabby who was found as a stray with an injured front leg. Monterey County Shelter staff contacted us to see if we could help with this super-sweet cat. The vet determined Casanova had some permanent nerve damage in his left front leg, and amputation was the only option. He had his surgery and spent some time recovering in foster care. His staples and sutures have been removed, and Casanova is now available for adoption. We are hoping to raise $200 to cover the cost of Casanova's amputation surgery.



Walter's Donors
Shelley Tomlinson
Luwana Cayabyab
Karen White
Bradley Borneman

Walter has been adopted.
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Walter , a nine-month-old tabby, was born with some eye deformities. One eye was smaller than normal, and he only had partial eyelids on both eyes. Due to the deformed eyelids, the small amount of vision he had was being compromised by fur rubbing his cornea every time he blinked. Ouch! The vet determined that for Walter's long-term health and well-being, both of his eyes would need to be removed. Walter has now had his enucleation surgery and is doing well. His stitches will be removed in late January, and he will be available for adoption shortly after. He's a happy-go-lucky, playful little guy and he'll live his life to the fullest despite being completely blind. We are hoping to raise $700 to cover his surgical expenses. Update: Walter has recovered from his surgery and is adapting well to life as a blind cat. He is currently available for adoption.



Tulip's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws

Tulip has been adopted.
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Tulip is a 4 month old poodle puppy that was most likely hit by a car. She was paralyzed while in the shelter, but is now in a foster home and seems to be getting her movement back. She is definitely using her back paws now. She is wobbly and inconsistent but she is walking! We hope Tulip will make a full recovery. She may need another x-ray and physical therapy to help her along. Update: Tulip is doing great and is now running and playing. She will probably always have some weakness in one hind leg, but will have a wonderful quality of life. She is now available for adoption.



Shadow's Donors
Lifeline 4 Paws
Susan Allen

Shadow has been adopted.
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Shadow is a very special lab with a very special skill. At 10 months, he was adopted from a shelter by a family with a daughter that had cerebral palsy. Every time the little girl was about to have a seizure, Shadow instinctively ran to get the help of an adult. He was not trained to do this--he did it all on his own. Unfortunately, when the little girl passed away, the grieving family gave Shadow away. Sadly, the next family accidently hit Shadow with their car, and he ended up needing his leg amputated. Now Shadow is 3 years old and is looking for his forever home. He is in foster care with AFRP and is receiving treatment for heartworm. He'll need another week of crate rest and then will be available for adoption. We are hoping he will find a home where he can use his special gift for detecting seizures.



Amelia's Donors
Stacey Morello
Lifeline 4 Paws

Amelia has been adopted.
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Amelia is a 10 month old mini Aussie with a broken back! She was injured, sad, and in pain when she arrived at the shelter. They thought she had a broken pelvis and asked AFRP to take her. When we got her to our vet for x-rays it turns out she has a broken back or she was born with a missing vertebrae. As you can see from her x-ray it is a major break! The vet couldn't believe she was alive let alone walking. After a consultation with an orthopedic specialist, it has been determined that Amelia was either born this way or was injured when she was very young and her body has adapted. Amelia is a going to need a special home, one that will not allow her to jump off of furniture or in and out of cars, etc.. Surgery could make things worse so Amelia needs to be adopted out as a special needs dog.



Remus Lupin 's Donors
Karen White
Sue Kempel
Tina Corona

Remus Lupin has been adopted.
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Remus Lupin and Sirius Black (see above) are two super sweet wiggly 5 month old Dalmatian mix puppies who have had a very rough start to their lives so far. The pair had been abandoned on the streets and came into the Salinas Animal Shelter with inflamed skin and terribly thin coats. The shelter staff thought they may have chemical burns it was so bad. The pups were taken in by AFRP and were seen by the vets. After a battery of tests the pups were diagnosed with a genetic skin disorder in which there is no cure. But their hard luck does not stop there poor Sirius contracted Parvo which kept him hospitalized for a week where he luckily responded well to the treatment. These tests for both pups and his treatment for Parvo cost $1,600. Remus his brother luckily was spared the virus but had to have an eye exam where he has been diagnosed with glaucoma and he will need to have his eye removed in the near future. The estimated cost of Remus' eye surgery is $630.00. These two loving pups have taken all this in stride and prove that nothing can keep good dogs down.



Sirius Black's Donors
Karen White
Sue Kempel
Tina Corona

Sirius Black has been adopted.
Please consider donating to another animal in need.

Remus Lupin and Sirius Black (see below) are two super sweet wiggly 5 month old Dalmatian mix puppies who have had a very rough start to their lives so far. The pair had been abandoned on the streets and came into the Salinas Animal Shelter with inflamed skin and terribly thin coats. The shelter staff thought they may have chemical burns it was so bad. The pups were taken in by AFRP and were seen by the vets. After a battery of tests the pups were diagnosed with a genetic skin disorder in which there is no cure. But their hard luck does not stop there poor Sirius contracted Parvo which kept him hospitalized for a week where he luckily responded well to the treatment. These tests for both pups and his treatment for Parvo cost $1,600. Remus his brother luckily was spared the virus but had to have an eye exam where he has been diagnosed with glaucoma and he will need to have his eye removed in the near future. The estimated cost of Remus' eye surgery is $630.00. These two loving pups have taken all this in stride and prove that nothing can keep good dogs down.


AFRP spends $200,000 annually to provide major and minor medical care for the 1,500 animals we rescue each year.

The dogs and cats featured on this page were scheduled to be put down because they were injured strays that could not be put up for adoption. AFRP is only able to help save the lives of homeless animals with medical needs with the support of generous donors like you. Thank you!

Examples of common procedures and their associated costs to AFRP:

FHO (hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, fracture) $750-$2,000
Parvovirus treatment $500-$1,000
Amputation $500-$1,000
Pinning (broken bones) $800-$1,600
Broken Pelvis $800-$2,000
Dental/Extractions $300-$600

Donations for medical funds can be made on line through this web page or donations can also be made by mailing a check to:

AFRP Medical Fund
P.O. Box 51083
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Please include the name of the cat or dog you would like your donation to help.

Thank you for helping AFRP save precious lives!



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