The Second Chance Fund has been a part of many great success stories over the years. While we would love to feature each and every one, we're happy to say that there are just too many to post! Here are a few stories to help give you an idea of just what The Second Chance Fund is all about.
Hi my name is Barney. I am a friendly, lovable, one year old stray kitty who was found caught in wire fence. In my efforts to free myself, I severely fractured my back leg. The damage to my leg was so severe that the the only option to save me was to amputate my leg. I was admitted into The Second Chance Fund and underwent the extensive surgery provided by the doctors at Lodi Veterinary Care. I recovering nicely and bravely adapted to my amputation. I found a home with another SCF kitty named Henry and we both have adjusted well to our new family!
Hi, my name is Stewie. I am young, energetic Pitbull mix that needed abdominal surgery due to severe gastrointestinal illness. Thankfully, due the Second Chance Fund, I was able to receive the surgery and care I needed and have made a complete recovery! I am a sweet, lovable boy who gets along with everyone I meets. I became such good friends with my foster family's other dogs that I was officially adopted by my foster family!
Hi, my name is Sully. When I came to Lodi Vet I was an 8 week old kitten who somehow managed to get a string trapped around my front leg. The string was so tight that it cut off the circulation to my leg and caused permanent damage. I was unable to walk on or move my injured leg and it was determined that the only possible treatment was to amputate my leg. I was admitted into The Second Chance where the doctors at Lodi Veterinary Care performed the delicate surgery. Through my ordeal, I remained a lovable and affectionate kitten and brought joy to all who cared for me. I have made a complete recovery and have learned to walk, run, and play on my three remaining legs! My foster family fell in love with me and decided they couldn't live without me so I am now a part of their wonderful family!
Hi, my name is Jawz. I was brought in to Lodi Veterinary Care by a good Samaritan. I am a sweet black and white tuxedo kitty that got into a fight with another animal and had bite wounds to my face and neck along with injuries to my mouth. My bite wounds had become infected which caused a fever and I also had a broken tooth which was very painful. After surgical removal of my broken tooth and antibiotics for my infections, I have made a full recovery. I was fostered by a very nice family who eventually adopted me because they couldn't live without me!
Hi, my name is Betty Davis. I was brought to LVC as a 10 week old kitten who had an adverse reaction to routine vaccinations. After it was determined that I would need extensive supportive care, my owners decided they would no longer be able to care for me and surrendered me to LVC. I was admitted into the SCF and after weeks of supportive care, I am a thriving, playful kitten. My foster family fell in love with me (and my "Betty Davis" eyes) and have officially adopted me.
Hi, my name is Craig! I was brought to LVC as an eight week old kitten after being stomped on by a milking cow. I am very sweet and purred through my entire exam despite limping badly on my right hind leg. My exam and radiographs revealed a broken pelvis and an upper respiratory infection. Treatment for this type of injury includes 6 weeks of kennel rest and since my home is a family farm, kennel rest was not an option for my family. Instead of euthanasia, my family decided to surrender me and I was accepted into to the Second Chance Fund. I stayed at LVC for 2 weeks and has since found a wonderful forever home with a family who loves me!
Hi, my name is Swampy! I was found by a compassionate citizen near the edge of a pond, cold and wet, with a severe injury to my back leg and lower jaw. I was brought to LVC and immediately my loving personality quickly stole the hearts of the emergency care team. I was accepted into the SCF program and received multiple surgeries to repair my injuries. Due to the extensive damage to my leg, amputation was the best treatment option. Although I became a three legged creature, I was back up on my feet quickly and have since found a forever home with a wonderful family.
Hi, my name is Elsa! I have a sad story with a fairy tale ending! I was found in -40 degree weather on the side of the road - nearly frozen, unresponsive, and terribly ill. A good Samaritan brought me to LVC and the team immediately started life saving measures. I had severe hypothermia, life threatening low blood sugar, and nasty frost bite. My life hung in the balance for the first 24 hours but with intense TLC and The Second Chance Fund, I have made a complete recovery! Now I love nothing more than to curl up on a lap and snuggle!
Hi, my name is Griswold! I am a very fun, energetic, six month old Australian Shepherd mix that came to LVC with parvovirus. Parvovirus is a severe gastrointestinal infection that can lead to death. I was at death’s door, but with intense care at LVC, I made a complete recovery! I am now healthy, fully vaccinated, neutered, and enjoying my new life in an active family!
Hi, my name is Bill Bowtie! I am super sweet Bernese puppy that came to LVC at 8 weeks of age due to worsening GI issues. Bloodwork and abdominal imaging showed a life-threatening infection in my abdomen. My owners contributed significantly to my care but ultimately made the difficult decision to surrender me to the Second Chance Fund to give me the best chance at survival. Emergency abdominal surgery showed that I had a large perforation in my intestines. The team at LVC was able to provide the surgery I needed, in addition to plasma transfusions and round the clock care following surgery. Since then I have needed additional surgeries but have turned the corner to become a happy and healthy puppy. I found a new home with a brother who looks just like me and a family who loves me dearly!
Hello, my name is Berry. I was rescued from a farm with a severe case of cat lice. This type of lice is not contagious to people. Since I am very friendly and responded nicely to her treatment I was able to be adopted much sooner than expected. I have since found a forever home with a family of cats that look just like me!
Hello, my name is Ida! I'm a 10-month old kitten that was brought to Lodi Veterinary Care with a bad hip and abnormal eye. I underwent surgery to fix my hip and remove my eye to avoid complications in the future. I love to run and play and climb. After getting up to date on all vaccinations and recovering from surgery, I was placed in my forever home, where I can get all the snuggles I want.
Hello, my name is Ace! I'm an 8-year old Pug, and I was brought to Lodi Veterinary Care after being hit by a car that badly injured my knee and hip. After surgery, I underwent extensive physical therapy while living with my foster family. Once I was cleared for adoption, I found my new forever home and got two new best friends!
Hello, my name is Zeus! I'm 4-years old, and when I was found and brought to the clinic I was very sick, dehydrated, covered in fecal material and malnourished. Most likely, I had not had food or water in a long time. I could barely stand or lift my head. I underwent intensive hospitalization at Lodi Veterinary Care and received 24-hour care. Many people donated time and money to help make my recovery possible. Now, I am a brand new dog with a brand new, loving family. I have gained my weight and strength back, and my new favorite hobby is going on walks with my new family!
Hello, my name is Prince! I'm a 4-year old Pit Bull, and I was hit by a truck driver that didn't even stop to see if I was OK! Luckily, some nice people found me and brought me into the clinic. Even though I was scared and in pain, I never barked, growled, got mad at, or tried to bite the people that were helping me. The staff at Lodi Veterinary Care found my owners through the microchip I had, but they did not want me anymore. Luckily, The Second Chance Fund stepped in to take care of me. They got me the surgery I needed and helped me to find my new home. Now, I have a happy new family where I get lots of love and a few new human siblings!
Hello, my name is Sasha. I am a super sweet 4 year old beagle who got hit by a car and severely injured my back leg. While my previous owners were unable to continue my medical care needs so they did the greatest thing they could, and surrendered me to The Second Chance Fund. They knew this way I would get the medical care I desperately needed. Once I was accepted into the program, my medical treatment began right away, starting with a very complex surgery to amputate my right rear leg. I was adopted by a wonderful family which I am now a part of forever!
Hello, my name is Ida. I was brought to LVC as a 10 month old kitten with a bad fracture in my hip and a abnormal eye. My owners were unable to give me the care I needed and lovingly decided to give me a Second Chance. Through the Second Chance Fund, I was able to have a surgery to remove the broken head of my hip so I could have a pain free joint. My abnormal, non-visual eye was also removed to avoid complications in the future. After my surgeries, I made a wonderful recovery and showed everyone that am a very active, sweet kitty. I was adopted by a family with a little girl who thinks I make the sun rise and set. I couldn't have landed in a better forever home!
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