FMA friends Emily Freeman and Jessica Drusch are hosting a fund raiser next month for our 4 Pawz Cause fund, which helps pets in need. The event is August 1st at Salon Ado. We’re really excited for it and hope many of you guys can make it. The event page is on Facebook. Here’s the story that inspired Emily and Jessica to set up the event. It was posted by FMA friend Elizabeth Lovell.
In December 2013, Dottie (then known as Demi) was almost dead by the time her former owners took her to FMA Animal Hospital The tiny puppy was skin and bones, and suffered from uncontrollable, severe vomiting and bloody diarrhea. She was quickly diagnosed with parvovirus, an highly contagious virus that kills millions of dogs every year. (Note: parvo is completely preventable with the right vaccinations!)
Demi was barely hanging on, and required immediate, expensive treatment that her former owners could not afford. What happens next is what makes FMA Animal Hospital special. Demi was relinquished to the vet, sick and dying, and instead of euthanizing Demi or letting her live out the rest of her life before the virus inevitably took her, they stepped in. Dr. Bachman and his team immediately started an intensive treatment to save this puppy. Since Demi no longer had owners, Dr. B and his team saved Demi’s life on their own time and at their own expense.
Thanks to these wonderful people, Demi started to recover. Vet tech Kirstin, who took it upon herself to spend hours with the sick puppy in her isolated kennel, started sending me videos. Demi was still so skinny, all of her ribs visible, and had a little puppy IV. Still, she wagged that dipstick tail when Kirstin talked to her. When I met her a few weeks later, I saw that same wiggle-butt and tail wag, and that was that. Kirstin scratched off the name on the kennel and wrote “Dottie.”
FMA Animal Hospital’s staff has a fund called The 4 Paws Cause to help other animals like Dottie who need emergency treatment. I’m proud to announce that my friends Emily Freeman and Jessica Drusch are hosting an amazing event to support this cause! They are amazing artists who have created portraits of some of the animals FMA has saved and we and our friends have rescued, including Dottie and her friends Soony, Gigi, Trina, and kitty cat Petunia. Come out to Salon Ado for a fun night of cocktails, awesome raffle prizes and the cutest art EVER for an amazing cause.
Stock Up & Enter To Win An iPad Mini
Is your dog current on its heartworm prevention? Now is a great time to purchase some more. For the month of July if you purchase 6 months of Trifexis or Interceptor here at FMA, you can enter for a chance to win an iPad mini!