This handsome fella is Hades, a 7-year-old well-loved pit bull.
“Hades' truly is the best dog. He has an amazing personality and is the sweetest, happiest, most devoted baby. He is absolutely my little love," says his mom.
So, you can just about imagine how upset his parents were when Hades started showing signs that something wasn’t right with his health.
Recently Hades was diagnosed with a tumor on his thyroid. His parents were able to cover the cost of the vet appointment and came up with a plan to help him feel better. Then, just as coronavirus (COVID-19) was hitting our community, Hades started acting like he was sick again, but his symptoms were different. They knew something was wrong, and brought Hades to the veterinary clinic again. There, the vet discovered that Hades had a stomach infection, and needed to stay at the clinic for a few days.
According to VCA Animal Hospitals, a stomach infection (or gastroenteritis) is caused by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (aka, the stomach and the intestines). This condition can be caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, parasites, medications, or even new foods. Stomach infections most commonly cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or vomiting. You can read more about it here.
Hades' parents were distraught; between paying for Hades recent vet visit, and their work hours being drastically cut back because of COVID-19, they didn’t think they could afford his emergency veterinary care. That’s when Hades’ vet recommended they apply with Fur Kids Foundation. We were happy to help.
Hades is feeling much better from his stomach infection and his parents plan on saving enough for him to have surgery for his thyroid tumor as soon as they can afford it.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!