Walter is the sweetest, gentlest dog you’ll ever find. And like most of us—humans and pets alike—he has a few medical issues. Walter is a Doberman Pinscher and suffers from a common potentially fatal canine blood clotting disorder. Because of that, many shelters would euthanize him. But not the East Bay SPCA. With your help, we intervened on Walter’s behalf and brought him to our shelter. In one month, he was adopted by a physical therapist who works with elderly patients. In Walter’s gentle nature, she spotted a future therapy dog who could be by her side at work every day, gently cheering her elderly clients.
Similarly, many shelters view cats like 13-year-old Blackberry as a burden to avoid. Blackberry came to us as an emaciated stray. We fell in love with her huge polydactyl feet. Over three months at our shelter, we helped her gain back the weight she needed, cured painful skin issues and provided long-overdue dental care. She was adopted by a terrific Oakland family and now lives with another cat, coming back to our clinic for periodic checkups.
Thanks to generous support from individuals’ donations, we are always by the side of animals like Walter and Blackberry, every day, year after year. Our 2017 Second Chance Fund will provide all the care, attention, and time they need to find a new family.