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| March 15th, 2013
Medical Costs Updates for 2013
So far in 2013 K-9 PALS has incurred veterinary care, food, medications expenses totaling $19,800. The dogs listed below are those that we are providing for now, and or have received requests to provide for - still needing donations and funding for:
Banana is in foster with one of our volunteers and healing up from bilateral cherry eye surgery and dental. We are seeking donations and funding to cover cost of her surgery: $566.
Penelope, now happily adopted. K-9 PALS provided surgery for mass removal, dental surgery and grooming: $832.
Scooter, county shelter dog, developed severe skin and issues from allergies and county shelter asked for K-9 PALS to take on the medical issues to diagnose and treat. He is now on a long course of antigen shots, antibiotics, and prescription food. Veterinary costs to us: $632. Most of his allergy issues will resolve once he is in a better environment so, really he needs to be in a foster home, or adopted!
Skoshi was adopted out of the shelter into K-9 PALS Sanctuary Dog Program, and put into a forever home. Since then another veterinarian was consulted, and discussed with her foster mom the possibility and benefit of going ahead with surgery that could add a few more years to her life. Skoshi had the surgery last week and she is feeling great, ready to play and lead a normal life. We are needing help to raise donations to help pay the veterinary bills of $1,270.
Peaches was hospitalized after becoming seriously ill in the county shelter. Peaches is a senior miniature poodle whose owner had died and she was abandoned at the shelter.
Diagnostics, I.V. fluids, medications were administered and diagnostics were done to discover the cause. Vet care costs to us: $1,210. All tests came back normal. Assessment is that Peaches' illness was from stress at the shelter. Peaches will remain in a foster home until she is adopted.
K-9 PALS is continuing to provide physical therapy for Buttercup and she will remain in foster with one of our volunteers for as long as needed. Monthly cost to us: $280.
Monthly average costs for prescription foods and special diets for dogs we provide for: $1,400.
Sweet little Cherry Pie had to have surgeries to correct her prolapsed inner eyelids in both eyes! We are all very excited and happy to announce that Cherry Pie was adopted!, but we also still NEED DONATIONS! to pay for previous medical bills from when we saved her from her near death experience with the parvo virus that kills puppies unless they receive aggressive and expensive vet care. Please consider making a donation to K-9 PALS to start off your New Year with a gift to abandoned dogs.
1, Novemeber 2012
Did you know November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month?
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12th August, 2012
K9 PALS 4th Annual Dog Festival and Great Ball Drop, Saturday, September 29th at Chase Palm Park. This is our biggest annual fundraising event to raise money help cover all the dog's medical costs we have incurred over the year. It's a fun event with lots happening. This year's dog demonstrations include Goleta Valley Dog Club, and K9s Behave, Dog Talent Contest and Costume Contest. Live mustic by Tiffany and the Henderson Brothers. Event highlight is the Santa Barbara City Fire Department and the Great Ball Drop! Click here for the details.
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Santa Barbara Bank and Trust:
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, with 45 branches on the Central Coast, is a nationally chartered regional bank that provides Commercial Banking, Private Wealth Management and Community Banking products and services. SBB&T offers the customized financial solutions of a large bank with the care and commitment you would expect from a local bank. "Our employees are dedicated to serving their friends and neighbors, as together, we work to make our communities stronger."
Dermatology and Allergy Clinic for Animals: Dr. Jean Swingle Greek graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin's School of Veterinary Medicine, completed internship at the University of Tennessee and residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. After passing her boards, she was head of the dermatology department at Veterinary Specialists of Kansas City. In 2000, she and her husband moved to Santa Barbara. Since that time she has been the only board certified veterinary dermatologist on the central coast. In 2011, she opened her own practice, Dermatology and Allergy Clinic for Animals. The Clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic skin and ear disease,immune-mediated and hormonal disease,nail and nail bed diseases,and skin manifestations of internal disease. The Clinic utilizes the latest in technology and offers services including: intradermal allergy testing and hyposensitization therapy, video otoscopy,biopsy services,and equine dermatology.
Advanced Veterinary Specialists, Inc.: Advanced Veterinary Specialty ( AVS) provides pets with diagnostics and therapeutics that compliment the care provided by an owner's trusted family veterinarian. All of its doctors are board certified specialists and have extensive training in their field. They assess patients with many disorders including kidney or liver disease, diabetes mellitus, heart murmurs, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and anemia. At AVS, doctors perform a wide variety of specialized procedures including ultrasounds, color flow Doppler echocardiograms (heart ultrasound), endoscopy, chemotherapy, biopsies, bone marrow sampling, tracheal stent placement, and much more. Currently, AVS is able to see pets and clients at several veterinary practices located within Santa Barbara and as far as Santa Maria and Oxnard.
Created in Santa Barbara: Created in Santa Barbara was born when local, Brian Peddicord, combined his two greatest passions, digital videography and the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, together to create a place where other locals could share their unique creativity through the art of online media. By visiting and liking Created in Santa Barbara’s Facebook page, you can see the stories of all the different projects and collaborations that are being created in our hometown through picture and video updates. You can also learn about how you can join in on the fun. Please visit CreatedInSB.com to experience and be a part of our creative community.
Silvergreens: Silvergreens Restaurant & Catering has been serving the local Santa Barbara community for over 17 years. From our breads, soups, dressings and hand-cut fries, to roasting our own meats and vegetables, our menu is made from scratch each day using fresh, natural and local ingredients. This allows us to control the flavor and nutrient value of each item. Our mission is to make our food as healthy as possible without compromising taste, thereby enabling you to eat responsibly and indulgently at the same time.
At Silvergreens, we believe in Eating Smart and Living Well:
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Animal Medical Center
All For Love Animal Rescue
Alison Hansen Pitty Kissing Booth with "Daisy Mae"
CARE Hospital & Snow cones!
Cottage Hospital Therapy Dogs
Cold Noses, Warm Hearts
Elanco Animal Health
Deserving Dogs Rescue & Rehabilitation
Dolce di Roma Italian Ice
Santa Barbara City Fire Department
French Bulldog Village
Goleta Valley Dog Club
Homestretch Greyhound Rescue
HydroPaws Rehabilitation Center
San Roque Veterinary Hospital
K9s Behave - Andrea Bratt
La Cumbre Animal Hospital
Labs and Friends
Loose Pooch Dog Club
New Leash on Life
Rollling Vet Pet
Second Chance Cocker and Cat Rescue
Whimsical Digital, Mary-Jo Pet Portraits
---------------------GREAT BALL DROP & DOG CONTEST DONORS---------------------
Four Seasons Biltmore
Acupuncture with Adam Cote
Arch Rock Fish
Café de Sol
Carpinteria Vet Hospital
Diamond Pet Food
Evolution Medical Spa
Fess Parker Double Tree Rodney's Steakhouse
Goleta Vally Athletic Club
HydroPaws Rehabilitation Center
Ian's Tire & Auto
Island Seed and Feed
Johnson Family Dental
La Cumbre Feed Store
Le Reve Boutique and Spa
The Little Dog House
Louie's California Bistro
Massage with a Caring Heart
Montecito Pet Shop
Natural History Museum & Ty Warner Sea Center
New Leash O Life
Pharmacy in Montecito
ProForm Fitness & Training
Sam's Doggie Dude Ranch
San Ysidro Ranch - The Stonehouse
Santa Barbara Dance Center
South Coast Deli
Taste of the Wild
Tecolote Book Store
VCA Noah's Ark
20th August, 2012
MAJOR, sweet senior labrador mix, must have
suffered for many years, because his inner ears are actually destroyed from chronic ear infections. K-9 PALS has his surgery scheduled today to relieve his painful chronic condition. Major is doing great after surgery. You can help Major by making a donation to K-9 PALS Medical Fund for Major. Go to our donate button and click on donate.
7th August, 2012
Sweet little DOODLE came into the shelter in terrible shape, matted and filthy, which is easy to fix with a good clip and a bath, but he had really infected teeth. So K-9 PALS provided dental surgery, and he had to have 16 teeth extracted because they were rotten so not only were they causing him pain but really a health issue for the little guy. Please help Doodle by clicking on our donate button so K-9 PALS can keep providing medical care to these very deserving dogs!
3rd August, 2012
Goood News for ANTONIO! We are finally able to get his leg surgery done. We know his knee was giving him pain for a long time, probably since birth. Antonio is doing great now in his foster home with K-9 PALS volunteers andd K9 foster home buddies. Midnight would have died without the extensive and expensive medical care, Billy AND Lady Bug would have also died without extensive medical care. Please help us pay for the medical care for Midnight, Billy, and Antonio, and many more. Without donations to K-9 PALS, saving the lives and eliminating their pain and suffering of these very sweet dogs would not be possible. http://www.k-9pals.org/
VERA had rough irritated looking mass on her neck/chest area and the vet. said it needed to removed and biopsied so K-9 PALS took care of having it done. The mass was benign and Vera is feeling much better now and so are we. Thankfully for Vera there is a very benevolent donor to assist K-9 PALS with her surgery costs. Thank you to Chrissie's Fund! Please consider being a K-9 PALS donor so that we can help more dogs!
MIDNIGHT smiling! 3 months now from her almost fatal accident on the highway, saved by dedicated Lompoc AS officers, and funds from K-9 PALS donors. Think "donate saves lives" and YOU can help save lives. http://www.k-9pals.org/
This sweet, beautiful, amazing dog, victim of a devastating accident, Midnight was run over by a vehicle and lying injured on the highway. Lompoc Animal Services Officers took her to hospital and called K-9 PALS for help. She had a crushed pelvis and broken leg so was unable to walk and in excruciating pain. We enlisted the help of veterinary staff and surgeon, and friends. Everyone fell in love with her. The extensive complicated surgery has been done, she's been receiving physical therapy, and now she's walking again! Now we need your help to raise funds for her medical care, the cost is $6,900.
K-9 PALS IS URGENTLY SEEKING DONATIONS FOR MERCEDES. Mercedes is a very sweet 8 yr old female Boxer who arrived at the shelter with a horrible mass in her mouth which inhibited her ability to eat. She was emcaciated and had terrible gastrointestinal issues, and then she also became sicker with some other undiagnosed health issues. So K-9 PALS stepped in to have surgery done on her mouth, hospitalization, diagnostics, then another surgery to remove fox tails that were deep in her nasal passages. Mercedes is now finally healthy again. PLEASE donate for her veterinary care.
PI was suffering from severely painful, infected ears until K-9 PALS provided medical care for him. Pi's ear problems were so severe and so painful that surgery wa
s required twice to remove the deeply imbedded fox tails. K-9 PALS arranged for Pi's surgeries and paid for all his veterinary care. He is healthy now and looking for a forever home. K-9 PALS is desperately seeking donations to pay for expenses for Pi's veterinary care. You can help even with a small donation. To donate for Pi go to - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4BRSUK79KL8L8
Or send donations to K-9 PALS, P.O. Box 60755, Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755.
DOMINO - Please donate for little Domino to help pay for veterinary care costs. Domino was suffering from painful, chronic severely infected nasal blockage. His nasal passages were so terribly infected and painful that surgery was required twice
to find and remove blockages that were possibly fox tails or masses. The obstructions were so deep and hard to reach in his tiny nasal passage that they had to be removed by a specialist. K-9 PALS arranged for Domino's surgeries and paid for all his veterinary care. Thankfully the removed masses were benign, and he is healthy now and looking for a forever home. K-9 PALS and is now seeking donations to pay for the expenses incurred for Domino's veterinary care and medications. The bills to K-9 PALS for Domino's care are $1,152. Please donate to the care of Domino by going to
OR send donations to K-9 PALS, P.O. Box 60755, Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755.
MANDY, an 20-month old happy, alert, energetic German Shepherd mix pup, entered the SB shelter limping after being hit by a car. When she was examined by a vet hospital, they found a deep and infected old wound in her foot. K-9 PALS paid for the diagnostics, reconstructive foot surgery, and hospitalization. Her medical foster family fell in love and ended up adopting her!
COLETTE'S story started out scary, and ended up a very Happy Tail, thank to K-9 PALS!
The last thing this poor girl remembered was running terrified into traffic, then agonizing pain This tiny 8 pound one year old poodle puppy was hit by a car shattering her back leg. Thank goodness a good Samaritan found her and took her to get help right away.
Colette needed surgery right away and it will cost about $3,000. The shelter does not have the resources to pay for these kinds of medical expenses that is where K-9 PALS comes in. The shelter supervisor called K-9 PALS and asked if we could help save her life by paying for her surgery. We took one look at that sad little face and said yes!
Colette had her surgery and came through with flying colors. Now we need to pay her $3,000 bill, can you help?
Paypal link for donations to help Collette:
Poor PENNY then (BUT HAPPY TAIL NOW)...Imagine how it would be to be a tiny 8 pound dog and wake up one day in the County shelter kennel with a temperature of 94 degrees, lethargic, not eating, and very dehydrated. What happened? County shelter staff did not know and didn't have the funds to find out, so they asked K-9 PALS to pay for emergency hospital care, diagnostics, and medical treatments. Because of help from K-9 PALS, PENNY's life was saved ! She is now on on the road to recovery.
You can help PENNY by donating to K-9 PALS. Every dollar donated will go towards helping PENNY or another homeless county shelter dog who may find themselves in a similar situation.
send donations to K-9 PALS, P.O. Box 60755, Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755.
NELLIE and other homeless dogs need YOUR HELP! You CAN help by donating to Nellie's medical care-extensvie surgery to repair her badly fractured leg, and/or medical care for many other very deserving dogs.
or Send donations to K-9 PALS P.O. Box 60755, Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755
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Skoshi came into the shelter with large tumors in her abdomen. K9 PALS made her one of our sanctuary dogs and found her a foster home for her to be comfortable in, because the tumor was thought to be cancerous. We then consulted a specialist, and found that we could get an operation done to remove the tumors. We just had the surgery done and it cost ~1270$. Skoshi has a new "leash" on life, but we need help paying the bills. Please consider donating to Skoshi's medical funds.
Penelope came into the shelter in a neglected state. K9 PALS got her surgery to have masses removed and dental surgery to fix up her teeth. Penelope has been adopted but we are still paying the bills from her surgeries. Please considering donating to K-9 PALS to help fund Penelope's and other dogs medical costs.
Would you like to see more dogs helped out of pain and suffering and become healthy again? Consider donating to K-9 PALS...Your Donations will go towards helping DOMINO and MANDY and other homeless shelter dogs in need. DONATE online using PayPal, or send donations to K-9 PALS, P.O. Box 60755, Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0755.
Interested in Volunteering?
Become a K-9 PALS volunteer...there are many ways to help the homeless and abandoned dogs of Santa Barbara County. The dogs will love you for it!
K-9 PALS volunteers raise money to provide for the veterinary care, surgeries, spay/neuters, provide dog behavior training, promote adoptions, provide marketing and advertising, and advocate for homeless and abandoned dogs in Santa Barbara County.
Call K-9 PALS at 805-570-0415 to find out all the ways you can help homeless dogs in need. Or simply sign up on our Volunteer Sign Up page.
Make it twice as rewarding and volunteer with a friend !