Due to the ongoing stay at home orders in Los Angeles, our monthly Pet Wellness Clinics are still on hold. But that doesn’t mean we’re leaving our clients for the summer! As we have been since March, we will continue to serve our clients on an individual basis, giving personalized attention to their pets’ medical needs as well as making drops of food and supplies to LA Family Housing, PATH, and other housing service agencies where pet guardians need assistance during this difficult time.
While the stories of help and hope are numerous and often epic, here are a few short tales for what we’ve been “UPP” to:
-Susan was able to get into housing with her cats thanks to receiving an Emotional Support Animal (ESA) certification letter arranged by BAF, and thanks to your donations.
-Cupcake, a 10 year old Chihuahua with two broken toes, was able to get a vet consultation. When the vet recommended amputation, we applied to the Sam Simon Foundation for assistance. They believed the leg could be saved so we found a vet to cast Cupcake’s foot but are waiting to see if cage rest and medications will do the trick.
-Spay surgery was performed on Mariah Celine, a 5 month old kitten in heat who had been keeping her neighbors up all night. After the surgery, her guardian was able to accept temporary housing with her in the city’s campaign to move the homeless off the streets and into safe shelters.
We wouldn’t be able to continue our service without you. Thank you for your donations of food, supplies, and monetary contributions. For every pet, their person is their whole world; for those people experiencing homelessness–especially during this crisis–their pet is all they have in this world. So while it may not seem like it, know that your commitment to BAF truly is saving the world–one pet’s and one person’s world at a time.