Updated: Apr 22, 2020
You can help make a difference in a pet's life.
Throughout the year Lost Pet Services (LPS) is faced with medical emergencies for lost and found pets. Between January 1, 2019 and December 2019, LPS funded over $22,000 in medical care for injured strays whose owners were never found and for owned pets that were injured while they were lost.
Most of these pets were hit by cars while they were running scared. Many needed surgery that their owners were unable to afford and would have had to make the heartbreaking decision to either surrender to the county to receive care or put them to sleep.
Thanks to their Heroes . . .
Lost Pet Services was able to help 48 pets during 2019, many with owners and families who would have otherwise had to make a heartbreaking decision if help wasn't available.
Thanks to the continued support of our community made possible through generous donations during the Giving Challenge 2018 and throughout the following year, LPS was able to keep these pets and their families together. For those whose owners were never found, LPS was able to treat the injured and sick and help them find new, loving homes.
Our Medical / Pet Assistance Program (Marmalade's Fund) allows us to continue to help these pets.
We hope you will support us during the #GivingChallenge2020 on April 28-29 from noon to noon, so we can continue to offer this much-needed program for the strays without families and those pet owners needing our help. #BeTheOne ~ Be Their Hero.
Read Faith's Story
Faith is just one of the many strays we have helped. She was found in terrible condition. She was terribly matted, full of fleas and urinating blood. She was immediately brought to the vet by one of our volunteer fosters and diagnosed with a bladder stone the size of an egg. She received surgery even though she was a stray without a known owner. Faith's owner was never found, but she was adopted by an amazing family after receiving surgery and recovering. She is just one of the lucky ones.
Will you #BeTheOne to help more pets like Faith?
Click on Mickey's story to read about the other pets we have helped
-- thanks to you, their heroes.
The 2020 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation.