Our biggest thanks to everyone that makes this all possible! Our incredibly generous donors, volunteers (see above!), partner organizations and hospitals, board members, and families who go the extra mile for their beloved animals. Best wishes for the happiest new year!
This is the story of how one cat went from very grumpy to a little less grumpy (and if you know cats you know that is a win!)
Jasper’s family rushed him to @vergbrooklyn when he was experiencing a urinary block. At this point his family was very familiar of the signs as it was his third time in less than a year. Jasper’s family had spent everything they had on his previous emergency unblocks at other ER hospitals.We hear this story again and again, families spend so much treating the emergencies at hand and no longer have the funds to pay for a long term solution.
When the medical team suggested a PU (perineal urethrostomy)which would highly decrease the chances of Jasper having another block, his family simply could not afford it and even wondered if euthanasia might be their only option. The medical team luckily decided to contact @positivetails and Jasper’s surgery was approved.
Jasper did great and is already back home and he is reported to be doing very well.
Emergency care is expensive, multiple emergency visits are even more expensive. Lots of people are working on answers to this situation but until then our goal is to help as many families that need us and we will never lose sight of the fact that the help comes from all of you!
And weighing in at almost 11 pounds, we have Timoti.
Timoti is our last s/n of 2023. Timoti was a cryptorchid (we really wanted our last one to be fun for @cityveterinarycare????) He is our 312th of the year. Our goal at the beginning of the year was 250, so we are thankful for your support that helped exceed our goal.
All of our spays and neuters are on companion animals that are already part of families. This means that 312 families made this happen, sometime this meant getting somewhere at 6am, sometimes this meant traveling long distances, and most of all this means that 312 families chose spay/neuter for the sake of their companion animal’s health.
We have so many people to thank, but this is just a big thank you to YOU. Your support made this possible so from the bottom of our collective @positivetails heart, our sincerest gratitude!
One of the most difficult aspects of our work, is coming across disturbing cruelty situations. In the case of Brian, a pup who was placed in a dumpster under piles of trash bags, and left to die, we have a hard time grasping the circumstances that led him to this predicament. Luckily for Brian, the incredible woman who found him, learned about Positive Tails from a former client. We helped bring her and Brian to our amazing partner @cityveterinarycare, where it was determined that Brian has a broken leg and will need surgical intervention. Thanks to our team, we were able to find an immediate loving foster home to take him in, and nurse him through his recovery, as well as help him get ready for a forever home. We can’t wait to update you on this sweet boy’s journey! ❤️
Keng’s story is all too common. He had a bad ear infection and his family didn’t have the money to take him to a vet, and as a result that ear infection became so bad it became severely debilitating.
His family reached out to us for help. We sent him to one of our amazing partners City Veterinary Care, where we got the disappointing news that the ear infection had progressed and would now require surgical intervention (removal of his ear canal).
We were able to approve his case as well as his neuter procedure (he was a cryptorchid, Keng can’t catch a break!) Thanks to the team at City Veterinary Care, Keng is on the road to recovery. Your support has made Keng’s treatment possible.
We are thrilled that Keng is on the mend, but we can’t help but lament how differently things would be if Keng’s family had been able to visit a vet before it got so bad. This is one of the reasons that we see the importance of our clinics. Our clinics always include a physical exam where we can diagnose and treat common things like ear infections. Surgery shouldn’t have to be the answer!
Love was found alone and injured on the side of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. It’s miraculous that the good Samaritans passing by noticed her at all, but they luckily rescued her from wandering onto the highway, and certain death. They immediately noticed she was injured and rushed little Roadie to VERG Brooklyn – an X-ray revealed a femur fracture. Love would need surgical intervention.
Positive Tails was thrilled to help get Love her surgery. She’s now home with the family who rescued her, and gave her the perfect name.
This stunner is Mooncake.
Mooncake was rushed to @vergbrooklyn after falling from an apartment window. Mooncake luckily didn’t suffer any fractures, but he had bruising on his lungs and a pneumothorax. Mooncake had a great shot in making it through but needed the help of an extended hospital stay and some time in oxygen. Around the clock care comes at high cost and Mooncake’s family needed help from @positivetails.
Their case was approved and Mooncake was reunited with his family a couple of days later, greatly improved.
Mooncake was lucky. Despite the rumor, cats do not always land on their feet and sometimes even a short fall could cause a lot of damage..so this is your reminder to make sure your screens are in securely.
When Nino’s family contacted Positive Tails, nobody could figure out what was making him sick. His family had limited finances for diagnostics, so we sent them for a visit with our partner hospital @cityveterinarycare.
While some diagnostics were necessary, it was a long talk with his family that finally gave us the answer.
Nino’s lethargy, excessive vomiting, and anemia was the result of him licking medicinal steroid cream off of one of the kids living in the house. Thank you to their vet team for taking the time to do this instead of doing unnecessary testing and asking Nino’s family all the right questions.
We’ll see Nino again soon..since he bought himself a one way ticket to Neuterville!
Mooncake was rushed to @vergbrooklyn after falling from an apartment window. Mooncake luckily didn’t experience any fractures, though he was suffering from labored breathing due to bruising on his lungs and a pneumothorax. Mooncake had a great shot in making it through but needed the help of an extended hospital stay and some time in oxygen. Around the clock care comes at high cost and Mooncake’s family needed help from Positive Tails.
Their case was approved and Mooncake greatly improved and was reunited with his family a couple of days later.
Mooncake was lucky. Despite the rumor, cats do not always land on their feet and sometimes even a short fall can cause a lot of damage, so this is your reminder to make sure your screens are in securely.