Too many families have to make the terrible decision to euthanize their beloved pets because they cannot afford life saving medical care. Positive Tails helps keep families together by funding medical care for animals in need. In the past year we have funded more cases than ever before, as well as providing medical care for neglected and homeless animals, and expanding our spay and neuter services to reduce the number of at-risk dogs and cats.
Donating to Positive Tails helps people in your community, as well as saving the lives of hundreds of animals.
Thank you for your support, and happy new year!
On Halloween Night, a Good Samaritan witnessed a dog get a hit by a car. They rushed her to the emergency room at VERG where it seemed like every part of her was broken, except for her tail that managed to wag for her doctor.
Watch her full story here:
Our recent #positivetail Kitty had a traumatic 3 floor fall. While cats will often land on their feet, not this time.
Kitty was rushed to Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group. On examination they realized that the tiny 3 month old Kitty would require a fracture repair. This would unfortunately require a pricey surgery which Kitty’s family was unable to afford. She would not heal without surgery which meant euthanasia would have to be considered.
After a brief discussion with Kitty’s Mom it was clear to her medical team how much they meant to each other. To quote her, “Having Kitty is the thing that brings me the most happiness.”
One of our most important missions at Positive Tails is keeping families together so we knew Kitty and her family needed our help so her case was quickly approved.
An overview of the work Positive Tails did to help animals in 2016, and our objectives for 2017.
This video was created by Dan Komarinetz, and produced by Erica Kubersky.
Positive Tails is a registered non-for-profit 501©3 public charity currently dedicated to helping the animals of New York. Founded in 2012 in conjunction with the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group of Brooklyn (VERG), Positive Tails will provide grants to assist animals in three distinct ways – to fight animal abuse, help displaced animals and the over-population of dogs and cats, and to provide support to individuals and families who cannot afford veterinary emergency or illness care for their companion animals.
Positive Tails is not a rescue organization, but a group dedicated to providing critical assistance to animals and people in-need. While we do work in conjunction with rescue groups in the city and support their missions, our focus is on providing medical treatment and helping people stay with their pets. We will work hard to lessen the occurrence of “economic euthanasia”, because we know how important pets are to people’s lives and vice versa. We want all animals to live out their doggie years and nine lives healthy and pain free with a loving family to call their own.
Because Positive Tails is a non-profit organization, we rely solely on donations to continue our mission of providing access to life saving veterinary care and to enhance and preserve the quality of life for the animals and people we help. Please join us in becoming a Positive Tails Story Teller for animals!
Please check out our Successful Tails to see firsthand the animals Positive Tails has been able to assist.