July 9, 2010
I was considering adopting a six year old schnauzer/black lab mix...who was seriously lacking social skills, when it was discovered that she had pain in her stomach area when you touched her. My first concern was a serious illness. It had only been nine months since having to put down my last dog who was 16 years old. The last thing I wanted to do was adopted another dog and have to put another one down so soon. The veterinarian at the SSPCA was wonderful! She understood my concerns and told me that she would try to rule out something simple that could be easily treated. After doing an ultrasound, blood work and urine test...all came back okay. The next day "Scruffy" was scheduled to be spayed and I asked her if she could "look around" while she was in there. She said yes and that they would call me with any results. After doing exploratory surgery they discovered some irritation around her stomach area and told me that everything would be okay. I now know that "Scruffy" had been the victim of abuse (kicked), which also explained her social issues.
It has been a year and a half now and "Millie" is doing great! She still has some "issues", but don't we all. She's a wonderful companion and has learned to trust people. If it weren't for the diligence of that veterinarian at the SSPCA, Scruffy was a dog that would not have found a "forever home".
I am actually going back to the SSPCA in two days to consider adopting a friend for Millie....a kitten. Thank you SSPCA!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Please see review.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
They go above and beyond trying to find forever homes for these animals.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Great....from the front desk staff to the veterinarian.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
I would hope....lessen the amount of animals that have to be euthanized.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Client Served & I adopted....."Millie" aka Scruffy.