Kaplan and Tommy side by side
Just yesterday, Animal Haven received a call from a family in desperate need to place their two small dogs immediately. Not
only were they overwhelmed financially and in risk of losing their
home, but to add to the couple's dire situation, the younger of their
two dogs had mysteriously become paralyzed overnight. Even
before this tragedy, the family could not keep their beloved dogs. Once
this emergency medical situation arose, they called us for help.
The dogs Kaplan and Tommy grew up together. In fact, Tommy is Kaplan’s father. They have never been apart. As I write this, Kaplan, who is paralyzed in his hind legs, is at our partner emergency veterinary office. Time
is of the essence to repair his disk. The veterinarian is optimistic
that surgery will allow him to walk again but there is always the chance
that he may not. And if this is the outcome, Animal Haven will do
everything in our power to make sure that he lives a fulfilling life
with the aid of wheels, therapy and love.
But no matter what the odds, we could not turn this precious father and son canine team away.
As always, knowing that I could send a letter to all of you and ask for
your help is why Kaplan and Tommy are safely with Animal Haven today.
Won’t you please donate to Kaplan’s surgery by giving to our Recovery Road Fund. In this case, two dogs desperately need you – Kaplan and his father Tommy.
Thank you for your ongoing support and standing with us to help animals in need. We will send an update on Kaplan within the next few days.
Tiffany A. Lacey