Help Create More Positive Tails this Giving Tuesday!

We’ve already treated more animals in 2021 than in any previous year, and with your help we can increase this number in 2022. The need for veterinary services is great, and one of the ways we’re responding is by expanding our mission to include organizing Pop Up Clinics, which help bring veterinary care to areas and populations that do not have easy access to these services. 

On this Giving Tuesday we’re asking for your help. Expanding our neighborhood outreach programs to provide vaccinations and preventive care is one of the best ways to prevent dangerous and expensive emergencies. Join us in any way you can to help create more happy endings for the animals of NYC. 

Learn more about how we put together Pop Up Clinics:

By Elaine Kavanagh/Sweet Beast Productions

Blessing of the Animals

We were honored to be included in this year’s Blessing of the Animals celebration at St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Bay Ridge last weekend. In conjunction with the spiritual blessing, parishioners were given an opportunity to learn about Positive Tails, and donate to help animals in need of veterinary care.

Our grateful thanks to Angela Athineos, the Teen SOYO volunteers and the church community for their support.

One of the special animals in attendance was Fluffy, one of only two cats who received a blessing that day. Fluffy was doubly blessed to have a wonderfully caring and loving family who described him as a shining star. Sadly, Fluffy passed away on Monday from terminal cancer. To honor Fluffy Maloof and his family, the church community decided to dedicate their donation to his memory. We join them in appreciation that Fluffy was able to enjoy a happy life as a beloved member of a caring family, and we hope that knowing the funds that were raised will help animals in need provides some comfort to those who knew him.

Fluffy

Cooper

Emergencies can happen at any time. Cooper was a healthy 6 year old dog when he suddenly became ill with a urinary blockage, a condition that can be life threatening without emergency surgery. His family was desperate to help him, but surgery can be expensive especially during these difficult times. With your help we were able to assist with funding, Cooper had his surgery, now he’s back home with his family, feeling much better.

Coco

Meet Coco! After falling 5 stories from his apartment he was rushed to VERG Brooklyn, where attempts to stabilize him revealed that one of his hind legs was shattered, bleeding internally, and would be impossible to repair. He is home with his family and although he lost a leg, he is doing great, thanks to support of our donors and his medical team at VERG.

September 25: Free Vaccination and Health Clinic in the Bronx!

We are proud to work with Mission Helping Hand to promote animal wellness! On Saturday, September 25, Positive Tails is providing health screenings and vaccinations for dogs and cats.

Services such as spay/neuter appointments and access to supplies will also be available.

Everyone is welcome at this event.

Getting regular health screenings and vaccinations is the best form of preventive care for all of us.

Bella Rose

Bella Rose was able to celebrate #nationalpuppyday with her family thanks to your support. Bella suffered from a head trauma. Her prognosis was guarded with proper treatment but was 100% terminal without care.

It was touch and go but with amazing around the clock care from her medical team at @vergbrooklyn Bella slowly recovered. It has been a couple of weeks and she recently returned for a recheck and we’re so happy to say she is doing even better than expected. When she left the hospital she was unable to walk but her family followed everything they were supposed to do at home and Bella is now walking and almost completely recovered.

Tough Times

It’s been a tough time for many recently, including Milton. He was found by a Good Samaritan who could immediately tell that he is the sweetest guy, and also that he desperately needed medical attention. Positive Tails, working with our partners at City Veterinary Care, prioritized his evaluation.

Tests showed that Milton is diabetic, a disease that is manageable in cats, but fatal if left untreated. The kind person who had found Milton decided to adopt him and give him the lifelong love and care he deserves.

While so many have been affected by the pandemic and its repercussions, it has also created financial hardship for many, impacting their ability to provide lifesaving veterinary care for their pets.

Positive Tails is grateful to be able to make a difference in the lives of humans and animals by giving them a chance to lead long and healthy lives. We can’t do this without your support. Please consider a donation.

Tigger

Tigger was rushed to to VERG after a terrifying fall 6 stories out of his apartment window.

When Tigger’s family rushed to Tigger’s side he was responsive but reluctant to move. Upon initial examination, nothing was broken but he was suffering from severely labored breathing. His medical team and family were hopeful he could pull through but were facing financial constraints. They got together everything they could and reached out to Positive Tails to help with the rest. We are happy to say that after some around the clock care, Tigger made it though and completely won the hearts of his medical team. Here is Tigger and his family at discharge..it’s pretty obvious that they are very happy to be reunited.

Yuki

Dr. Silverman and Yuki

These are difficult times to see the positive side of things…but we have found a couple of ways. Meet Yuki! Yuki’s family was not able to keep her, but luckily someone else stepped in and was eager to welcome a new member of the family.

While Yuki’s previous family adored her, they weren’t taking care of her veterinary needs and at 3 years old Yuki had not yet been spayed or vaccinated. When her new mom (who happens to be one of our awesome volunteers) reached out to us, it was because she wanted to do everything right by Yuki, and we were glad to help get her spayed and ready for her new home.

Throughout this pandemic the dedication we have seen from our partner veterinary hospitals has been amazing. We have asked a lot of them and they have delivered without hesitation.

Dr. Silverman and the team at Prospect Park Animal Clinic have treated animals for people being hospitalized for Covid-19, they have gone onsite and vaccinated animals that needed to leave their homes because their humans were in the hospital, and always made even the most difficult situations work. We’re lucky to have them on our side, now more than ever.