Thank you!

Our veterinary clinic last weekend was a huge success! An enormous thank you to the vets, techs, volunteers and groomers who participated in helping 80 animals and 50 families. And a special thanks to Pastor Mark Erson and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for hosting!

Milo

Milo was rushed to VERG Brooklyn after being attacked by another dog. Milo’s family was taking him out for his last walk of the day like they did every night. The attack came out of nowhere and his family was in complete shock but still made sure to get Milo exactly where he needed to be. 

Milo’s medical team acted quickly but the injuries are great. He has severe lacerations and a degloving injury (a traumatic injury that results in the top layers of skin and tissue being torn away from the underlying muscle, connective tissue, or bone) to the side of his face that requires surgical revision.

Milo’s family has contributed everything they have down to their very last cent but do not have the means to cover such a costly surgery. Unfortunately the family of the dog that made the attack fled the scene
and cannot be contacted. We are asking for your help today to cover Milo’s hospital stay and surgery. With your support we are hoping to raise $3,000 towards Milo’s care.

Brownie

Update on our friend Brownie-he is home with his family!

Refresher on Brownie’s story-he was hit by a car after escaping from his home. A couple of very Good Samaritans got him emergency care while trying to locate his family.

Through the help of the @theneighborhoodvet Brownie’s case was brought to our attention.

Brownie got the best possible care at @vergbrooklyn where he had his complicated pelvic surgery. We’re happy to report that a couple of day later Brownie is now able to stand on his own and even walk a tiny bit which everyone worried might not happen. 

Brownie is now back home with his devoted family where he will be able to fully recover.

Pop

Pop got into an altercation with the feline resident of the house which unfortunately ended in a prolapsed eye for Pop.

His family rushed him to @vergbrooklyn He was losing a lot of blood. His medical team stabilized him.
It was decided that the best next step was to remove the injured eye. 

Emergencies are expensive and they definitely aren’t predictable so Pop’s family reached out to us for help. We approved their case and here is Pop post surgery. 

He is reported to be doing well at home but remains wary of the cat. #timehealsallwounds

Pogo

Pogo was brought to @vergbrooklyn after battling a month long illness. Her family had brought her to many veterinarians along the way but her diagnosis wasn’t obvious. Finally her medical team solved the case, she was suffering from a chronic pyometra (an infected uterus)

The only cure for this is emergency surgery. Her family had already spent all they had on her care and now needed the assistance of @positivetails.

We approved her case and the VERG surgery team got right to work and performed her surgery that night.

Surgery was a success and Pogo was reunited with her very thankful family soon after.

Big thanks to all that made sure Pogo got the care she desperately needed.

We have said it before, but we’ll say it again..pyometras are a common emergency, pyometras are 100% avoidable if your animal is spayed. Avoid an emergency, and consider spaying your companion animal.

Cheuy

Cheuy was rushed to VERG when his family witnessed him get hit by a car. Emergencies like these can happen in an instant…one second you are out enjoying a walk with your dog and next minute he gets loose and makes a run for it. Fortunately his family acted quickly and rushed him to the hospital.

His medical team quickly got to work and knew they could help Cheuy make a full recovery, but his family unfortunately didn’t have have all the necessary funds to make this happen. Positive Tails was glad to take on the case, partnering with his dedicated medical team to help Cheuy make a full recovery and enjoy many more happy years with his family.

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.