Our Lost Souls Fund – Here For Animals In Need
Courtesy of: Ashley
The Lost Souls Fund is a fund created and supported by the Truro Veterinary Hospital. It was implemented with the knowledge that there are injured stray and abandoned animals in our community that need our help. We thought we would share a few stories about the Fund and some of the animals we have helped so far.
Wiggles, our new “Assistant Manager”, was helped back onto her four paws with the aid of the Fund. As you may read here in the “Wiggles’ World” blog, she arrived at the clinic trembling. She needed intravenous fluids and medication for multiple days. Once she was stable, she was spayed, vaccinated, feline leukemia tested, dewormed and treated for fleas. If Victor and the staff had not decided she was a fit for the clinic she would have been placed up for adoption.
Flynn, whom you met in the last blog by Dr. Michelle, was also a recipient. He had exploratory surgery to find out why his belly was so swollen. Turns out Dr. Gwen needed to remove his abnormally enlarged kidney and she neutered him too. After he recovered from his surgery he received vaccinations, a feline leukemia test, deworming and flea treatment. Once Dr. Michelle returned from her vacation she fell in love and the rest is history.
Ember’s story started in the Sobeys’ parking lot. She was found under a car hood. Our technician, Joye, happened to be grocery shopping and brought her to the clinic. She was examined by a doctor and put on medication for her burnt feet and skin. She stayed with us until she was healed and able to be spayed. She also received vaccinations, a feline leukemia test, deworming and flea treatment. We found her a lovely home.
R.K. and P.K. were the latest animals to benefit from the fund. P.K. was neutered, vaccinated, feline leukemia tested, dewormed and had flea treatment. He was adopted out to a home with another cat and is enjoying his new relaxing lifestyle. R.K. (aka Rowlin, thanks to our Facebook contest) was with us a little longer only because the right home for her took longer to find. During her stay with us she was spayed, vaccinated, feline leukemia tested, dewormed and treated for fleas. Her forever home was discovered just a few weeks ago.
All of the animals helped by the Lost Souls Fund are adopted to new homes for a minimal fee, which in turn is placed back into the fund. Sadly, there are some injured animals who arrive beyond our ability to heal them. For them, the Lost Souls Fund provides the funds to alleviate their suffering.
If you have been in to visit us on Fridays you may have noticed some of our staff wearing colorful scrub tops. The Truro Vet Care Team is now dressing for “Casual Friday”, with a donation going towards the Lost Souls Fund. There has been much individual support from members of our community as well, and our December nail trim donations go towards the Lost Souls Fund (for more info on nail trim donations, click here).
The animals in the stories above are just a few that have received care thanks to the Lost Souls Fund. We are looking forward to being able to continue to aid in the care of animals like the ones we have already helped. The continued support and donations from the staff and community will help support us in our efforts.
If you would like more information on how you could help please come visit Wiggles or give Truro Vet a call at 893-2341.