Giving Tuesday is a day of charitable giving worldwide.
You can help make a difference in a pet's life.
Throughout the year we are faced with medical emergencies for pets in crisis and for routine medical needs when owners are unable to afford these services. Between January 1, 2022, and the beginning of November 2022, Lost Pet Services provided medical financial assistance for over 190 cases for injured or sick pets.
Our services are offered to both owned pets whose owners are in a financial crisis and to strays whose owners were never found. To date, Lost Pet Services has provided over $160,000 in veterinary financial assistance. You can read many of there stories on our Recipients of Giving page.
Many of the pets requiring emergency medical care were hit by cars while they were running scared while they were lost. Many needed surgery that their owners were unable to afford and would have had to make the heartbreaking decision to either surrender them to the county to receive care or put them to sleep.
Lost Pet Services wants to keep pets and people together. We have a program called the Medical / Pet Assistance Program that allows us to do just that.
We want to thank those who supported us this year. We had two emergency cases on Giving Tuesday that we were able to help save both their lives.
Littlebit, a 13 year old chihuahua, who was the best friend and constant companion to her veteran dad. She was suffering a life-threatening surgical case called pyometra. Without the same-day surgery she received from Suncoast Veterinary Emergency, Littlebit would not have made it.
The second case that came in was Kitkat who had been bit by a rattlesnake. She was at the Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch. Her owner reached out to Lost Pet Services for help with the medical bill. The family had just suffered a big loss during the hurricane and had recently lost a family member. We wanted to help keep Kitkat and his family together.
Below are just a few of the hundreds of pets we have been able to help since 2018 when we started our medical assistance program. You can read their stories on our Recipients of Giving page.