We rescued three cats recently who all had the same mysterious problem… each of them had trauma to their tail. Pearl Moon, Harvest Moon, and Twilight Moon were clearly in a lot of pain, and yet they were still incredibly friendly towards the HPA! staff, cuddling and purring whenever they were picked up. We had […]
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We recently rescued not one, but TWO spaniels. These pups are both sweet, calm, and would make the perfect pets – but first, they need your help. Spammy, the first spaniel we rescued, has hematomas in both of his ears so large, they require surgery to remove them. These hematomas are serious bruises that cause […]
We recently rescued Friendship Express from a local animal shelter, but he still needs a savior. This gentle pup is just 9 months old and is suffering from a horrendous case of demodex mange, a common form of mange caused by mites which live in the affected dog’s hair follicles. Friendship Express is so infected by […]
We’ve had a handful of medical cases on our hands (warning, some medically graphic photos here). It’s all part of the job to get our babies ready for their forever homes, and we’ll do whatever they need, but it doesn’t make their journeys any easier. Unfortunately, it also doesn’t come for free. These four babies […]
Pickle was found not long ago by a local animal shelter abandoned by her owners, alone and in a major pickle. She has sarcoptic mange, which is caused by parasitic mites that burrow just beneath the surface of the skin and feed on material on or below the skin. It’s all over her body, as you […]
This is #A570768. He’s only 3 weeks old and found himself sick and alone at a shelter. He has a horrible upper respiratory infection and conjunctivitis. And since he’s still so young and motherless, he needs to be syringe fed frequently until he’s able to eat on his own. Unfortunately, all of this created the […]
Princess Pooch was found as a stray and surrendered to a loud, scary shelter where her bony body couldn’t stop trembling – see for yourself in the video. Luckily, one of our fosters was able to step up to save her, and now she snuggles up to stay safe. But Princess Pooch’s battle isn’t over […]
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 […]