In the spirit of the season, there is a good chance that your pet(s) and foster(s) (if you have one!) will have an opportunity to get in on some good treat action and socialization with new animals visiting from various places. This is a good time to refresh some important dos and don’ts over the holidays.
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Something we get asked a lot is what “good play” looks like – folks often aren’t sure if their dogs are playing, they are being too aggressive, or if all the noises they hear are friendly or not!
Billie Jean is definitely a lover, but this outwardly smiley girl is suffering inside from hip pain and a lack of mobility because she has bone degradation likely due to either an old injury or a lack of blood supply to her femur. Following X-rays and multiple veterinary opinions, it has been determined that her best option is a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) operation to remove bone-on-bone contact and restore pain-free mobility to her hip.
Adorable Alina has a pretty obvious case of tail tip necrosis, which means the cells at the tip of her tail are literally dying. You can see that it’s totally raw and void of fur.
Six week-old Peach is just 0.8 pounds and had a severe eye infection from a giant abscess gone wrong, likely caused by feline herpesvirus. Her eye was bleeding and discharging and needed surgical attention. Our amazing in-house vet, Dr. Hanna, performed a double enucleation (removal of both eyes) to give Peach the best chance at […]
Poor Kakashi came to us with the WORST case of notoedric mange (aka feline scabies) our vet has ever seen, and he needs your help to heal! Scabies is a highly contagious parasitic skin disease appearing as scabby, scaly skin from infection by a feline mite, which you can see in the microscopic image. Itching […]
UPDATE: Due to impending storms Marco and Laura, matching funds will help support any anticipated needs from the storm! Thank you for your support! * * * It has certainly been a challenging year so far. But it has also been an amazing one! During this pandemic, together, we have saved 1,769 animals and gave […]
We recently saved four dogs together from a single shelter, and three of them have a trio of skin issues – dermatitis, demodectic mange (from mites), and fleas. Of the three, poor Meatball is suffering the worst. Meatball has an especially severe case of dermatitis and will need extra time and resources to heal. He […]
Michelin is a sweet, gentle lab mix that recently entered our program after being saved from a city shelter. When he arrived at our center, we noticed he tended to favor his back left leg, and that that leg had a slight tremor. Upon examination, our amazing in-house vet suspects it’s a cruciate tear (a torn […]
Dear HPA! Family, We have been fortunate to have had Sharon Cosimano leading our team as Executive Director since mid-2019. During this time, she assembled and led a motivated and competent team of staff and volunteers that allowed us to improve and expand on our mission to save dogs and cats at risk of euthanasia […]