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For The Love Of Alex Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: For The Love Of Alex Inc. works with reputable veterinarians, veterinary hospitals and the veterinary schools at some of the finest universities in the country to fund life-saving and urgent medical care for pets with financially needy families.

Results: Founded in May of 2013, we have funded over $1,000,000.00 in veterinary care for beloved pets.

Target demographics: financially needy families with pets with medical emergencies

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 350 pets and enabled the miracle of un-breaking a family's heart!

Geographic areas served: across the United States

Programs: For The Love of Alex Inc provides direct funding to veterinarians and veterinary hospitals to help pay for urgent and life-saving medical care for pets. Since we began in 2013, we have funded over $1,000,000 in care.

Community Stories

26 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been following & donating to this wonderful nonprofit group for approximately 4 years now. When recently I actually found myself in desperate help for 2 of my babies who had developed some health issues. 1 (Austin) wasn't able to eat & my other one (Jack) developed heart issues. I had had exhausted all of my funds due to my health issues & inability to work along with getting robbed & could not afford to find out what the answer to their issues were. But thanks to For the Love of Alex & all the awesome people who donate to help I was able to get an echo cardiogram & blood work done on my senior boy (Jack) & he was diagnosed with heart arrhythmia & heart failure, but is on medicine & doing great. The other guy (Austin) had a really bad infected canine tooth that needed to be removed. He is now doing great as well. I am so extremely grateful for the help, I don't know what I would of done without them. They are my & my babies angels. Keep up the great work! Anyone who can donate, please do, even if it is only $1. You never know when you may find yourself in need of help like I was. XO

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

On Sep 4 2018 my puppy name Noddle was diagnosed with Parvo. I did not have the money and i did not know what to do so i checked online and i found this rescue organization named FOR THE LOVE OF ALEX INC. I contacted them and Thank goodness that there is rescues like this... they where able to help me and they paid for the treatment for my Noodle for a week. Thanks to FOR THE LOVE OF ALEX INC my Noodle is fine now.
I just wanted to Thank FOR THE LOVE OF ALEX INC AND GOD BLESS YOU GUYS without your help my Noodle wouldnt have been cured...Thank you so much!

1 corrinalee81

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not say enough good things about FOTA, Inc. They have gone above and beyond to help my service dog Coco.

Coco has had a heart murmur since she was young. We found out it's an hereditary disease that she got from one of her parents. Well, I contacted this organization through the recommendation of a friend and they have been more than willing to help Coco get better. They have paid for Coco's veterinary office visits, her lab work and even seeing the cardiologist. Coco is doing extremely well on her medication regimen. She is happy, healthy and she is doing even better than when she was a puppy.

Thank you For the Love of Alex, Inc for helping get my Coco better. You will always have my support for everything you've done for us, and I am sure so many others.

Jason S.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

These guys were awesome! I had exhausted my funds for my animals and they stepped in like a super hero and helped us out with our boy Charming. His surgery was out of our price range and we were going to have to put him down and he is so young. When they said they would pay for his surgery, I couldn’t believe it. I am so thankful to them and for helping our lil boy. Thank you so much and you will be in our prayers.
Charming is back home now and healing. He had blockages in his bladder that forced us to give him a PU surgery. (perineal urethrostomy)

Erin B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

For the Love of Alex Inc. was there for me and my boy Cheshire when we needed them. I have been battling with Feline Idocystitis with my 8 year old cat for over 4 months. (2 urinary blockages) Since the first one he really hadn’t been his old self...then a 3 blockage happened and I was out of funds, each of the surgeries prior did me in. I had a bill with the vet so they couldn’t help me then I remembered a friend of mine had told me about a nonprofit for something just like my issue. I then proceeded to fill out the app and to my surprise not only did they take my case but they paid for a full surgery that will in theory fix the issue (Perineal Urethrostomy) PU Surgery. As of today I am starting to see my original boy again. He’s even started playing with his younger brother which he would not do in the past because he was hurting. Thank you so very much For the Love Of Alex Inc. I am completely convinced you saved my boys life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family lost my Dad a little over a year ago suddenly (in less than a four day span.) It left my family heartbroken and left my mom with very little income due to losing my dad's retirement. She's put on everywhere for a job but no one seems to want to hire a senior citizen. She was already taking care of her two special needs dogs (one who has a heart problem, the other who has a liver problem) when her cat Tiger was diagnosed with double renal failure a few months ago. She was devastated and had to figure out how to pay for his biweekly treatments. She was barely scraping by when Tiger's sister was diagnosed as diabetic, requiring insulin. I reached out to For the Love of Alex, knowing all the great work they do. I honestly didn't expect any help, just because we're usually the people who help others instead of people who ask for help. I was floored when FtLoA helped my mom in just a week's time, and with a lot more than we could have even hoped for. I cried, she cried. You're truly angels, Abby. We will pay it forward. God bless you!

Katrina W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had an emergency situation with my sweet 2 year old fur baby boy Friday. He had crystals in his bladder and they stopped up his urethra. The vets said he needed surgery or he wouldn’t make it. We tried flushing his bladder out with a catheter first, but that didn’t work out. I contacted For the Love of Alex, Inc in my desperation. I have been strapped financially from having to get my own apartment and moving out of my mentally/emotionally abusive ex’s place. Norma took care of us with very minimal questions asked. I cannot thank her and FtLoA enough for saving my baby’s life. He’s been with me through so much and I couldn’t imagine my life without him. I will be doing many fundraising campaigns for them through Facebook over the years in thanks for their efforts.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For the Love of Alex Inc has been nothing short of a miracle nonprofit!! Our young rescue puppy who is only 16 weeks became very ill within the past week and had spent multiple nights in the animal hospital and I had reached out to For the Love of Alex Inc for some financial assistance because as many of us know that the vet bills continue to pile up and we ran out of funds. Our puppy Maui means so much to us and without For the Love of Alex Inc we are positive that if they hadn't stepped in to help us along this journey that Maui would no longer be here with us. Although he isn't 100% better we were able to figure out a diagnosis. We had recently found out that Maui will need surgery if we would want to help him live a few extra years and although the risks may be high, For the Love of Alex had told us that whatever we decide to do they will help. We couldn't be anymore grateful for these angels, they saved Maui and plenty of other animals lives too.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I first heard about For The Love of Alex in 2013. I have always loved animals and was amazed at Elizabeth's (or as I called her, Alex's mom) tireless work to help animals all over the country, which healed many human hearts, as they didn't have to face the loss of their beloved fur baby. I donated whenever I was able and was glad to be an Alex's Angel. Last July, after a strong thunderstorm in our small town, a little yellow kitten appeared on our porch and decided that my daughter and I were his "people". We gave him some dog food as we were also the proud " people " of two mini dachshunds, and that was all he needed to just follow the dogs through the dog door and right into our hearts. As I hadn't had a cat in over 14 years, I reached out to Elizabeth for any information she could give us to best care for this little guy and she was amazed at how much he looked like her Tiny. I kept her updated with pictures and she answered any questions I had about how to keep our Finnian happy and healthy. Early this year I was greatly saddened to hear of Elizabeth's passing, but was happy to hear that her board of directors were committed to continue the work she had started, never thinking that I would soon need the help of this amazing organization.
Early this month we noticed that Finn was becoming lethargic, not eating well and just not being his normal exhuberant self. On Sunday, July 8th, we discovered him hiding behind the couch, and when we got him out, he was unable to walk without falling over! We immediately headed to Veterinary Emergency Services in Verona, Va, 30 minutes from our home. After being examined thoroughly, Finn was diagnosed as being blind, with possible swelling in his brain and we were told that he needed to go to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Virginia Tech as soon as possible. I had recently had knee surgery and was off work for several months, so we knew that financially we would not be able to pay for the care he would need there. While waiting for the discharge instructions, I reached out to For The Love of Alex, imploring them for any help they could provide. Within an hour we were told that Finn would be funded for any care that he needed so we headed for Blacksburg, 2 1/2 hours away.
Upon arrival, Finn was taken to the intensive care section of the small animal clinic and evaluated by Dr Hyeon Jeong, and we were given a plan of action. Finn would be admitted and an MRI and spinal tap were scheduled for the next day. Dr Jeong alleviated many of our fears, just because he was determined to discover what was wrong with our cat. So we left him there and headed home. We were called that night with a report on how Finn was doing and then received a call early the next morning from Dr Richard Shinn the Neurology Resident. He was concerned that Finn could possibly have FIP, which is fatal in 95% of cases, so we spent the day worried about whether Finn would ever be well again. Dr Shinn called multiple times that day, giving us updates after each test and confirming that we approved for each consecutive test that he needed. I was able to say yes, to each request because I knew that For The Love of Alex was behind me financially and were committeed to helping us bring our kitty home. It was with immense relief and gratitude that I took the last call that day giving us his diagnosis. He did not have FIP. He was suffering from a cryptococcal fungus infection in his central nervous system and it had caused his brain to swell and impair his vision and also his ability to walk. His prognosis is fair to good according to Dr Shinn, and he may need to be on anti-fungal medicine the rest of his life, but we are so grateful that he will have " a life". We can never thank For The Love Of Alex enough for that life. We still have our amazing Finn and we are immensely thankful.

Brenda H

Client Served

Rating: 5

My beautiful kitty named Piglet became 100% urinary blocked. There was no way I would be able to afford the vet care he needed. For The Love of Alex stepped up and handled everything. All of his bills were paid and they even sent cases of prescription food. It was really nice being able to focus on getting Piglet well without the stress of trying to get his bills paid. Thank you to this nonprofit for being awesome.

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Alex82703 07/22/2018

Thank you for your warm comments about us. It is our donors that make all of our work possible. Our Alex Angels are awesome.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I needed to get some lab work done for my certified service dog but since I live on disability, I didn't have the money to get my little Coco in. This amazing organization paid for the bill before I even had taken Coco in. I was able to go in, get the lab work done and didn't have to pay anything when we checked out.

I will never be able to thank the caring people that are a part of this organization enough. Thank you for your help.

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Alex82703 07/21/2018

Our Alex Angels knew how important Coco was and they responded. We are nothing without them. Thank you so much for your encouraging words and your acknowledgment of our donors! Much love.

Hershey1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a US Army veteran recently losing my leg and my ability to work and provide for my family. Recently found out my 9 year old chocolate Labrador Retriever Hershey has developed bladder cancer. Unable to give her proper treatment was put in contact with the for the love of Alex inc non-profit organization. they have help me beyond belief with veterinarian visits and then recently starting radiation therapy, hopefully getting a few more months or years out of my vibrant 9 year old. I pray you all have a chance to donate to this great organization if not for them my family would be in financial ruin from the financial stress of these treatments thank you again and God bless you all and God bless For the Love of Alex Inc. please donate!

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Alex82703 07/21/2018

Wow. Thank you for such an amazing post. We are honored to help a Veteran. You are the hero of this story. We are here for you. Much love.

Faith K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

So incredibly thankful to have found FLOA. Not only are they good hearted people, but they genuinely care about others and what they are going through. I am forever grateful for all of the help they have given my boy and I.

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Alex82703 07/21/2018

Thank you, Faith. Our best to you and your precious boy.

Amanda M.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful for FLOA and their Angels. My sweet baby girl Brooklyn had grown an enormous tumor on her inner thigh that was interfering with her urinating and walking. I had barely been able to afford a vet appointment let alone a specialized surgery. With the help of FLOA Brooklyn was able to get her tumor removed and is recovering from her surgery. Her overall wellbeing has already improved tenfold. FLOA and their angels are truely a blessing. Tha k you for everything and I hope to stay in touch.

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Alex82703 06/30/2018

Thank you for your kind words, Amanda. We are so happy that Brooklyn is on the mend, thanks to the generosity of our donors - our Alex's Angels!

Sherry Cooper T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For the love of Alex Inc is a great non profit organization. They helped my boy's and I with our puppy Sadie when she got hit by a car and needed surgery on both of her back hips. The surgery was over $900 and they paid for it. Now our Puppy is doing great. We will forever be grateful for The love of Alex and Alex's Angels. If it wasn't for them, we might not have Sadie with us today.

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Alex82703 06/30/2018

Thank you so much for the kind words, Sherry. We were so happy to be able help Sadie and your family, thanks to our army of Ales's Angels!

Hope P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For The Love Of Alex Inc is a great non - profit organization that honestly love & cares about the animals! They do whatever they can to for the animals & the owners

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Alex82703 06/30/2018

Thank you hope. We are honored that our donors support us enough that we are able to help make miracles happen!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For the Love of Alex Inc. is a great nonprofit! They help animals and their owners who are in need, when they need help with veterinary expenses! I have not needed their help, but their group has given great advice in the past. I once had a kitten with very bad runny diarrhea. I asked for help, and was given advice on what to do. It worked great, and my kitten is now fully grown, almost 2 1/2 years old now!

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Alex82703 06/30/2018

Thank you for your kind words and we are so happy to hear about your kitten!

1 Mary Shearer R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For the love of Alex Inc is a great organization! They help families stay together who would otherwise be ripped apart! I hope they continue to do great work! I built a friendship with Elizabeth and know they will carry on her work!

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Alex82703 06/30/2018

Thank you, Mary! We will continue the work that Elizabeth started and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with our wonderful donors - our Alex's Angels!

1 Joseph Anthony M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For the love of Alex is the greatest thing to ever happen to me and my cat. My cat had two cancerous tumors that would have cost me close to $2,000. There was no way I could afford it. Thanks to For the love of Alex, she’s completely healthy!

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Alex82703 06/27/2018

Thank you, Joseph! We were happy that we were able to help Snickers! Thank you so much for your kind review!

Cris B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I suffered a horrible accident in 2015, was unable to walk, work, ect. I also recieved a little bottle baby kitten to care for while recovering. I had my leg in traction and she was in a warmer next to me while I healed. We bonded. Like she is my best friend. She gave me hope and strength to deal with the pain and recovery.
One day, that spring she was not eating. Several vet visit, test, xrays, she had a blockage. I was devastated.
I spent every dime I had, even the funds I used for my therapy. Opened and maxed out two credit cards, just so vets would offer to put her down because I had no more money to give them and they would not take payments. They saw me, my leg in a gaint steal brace/boot and knew I was suffering, still no one would help.
I reached out to For The Love Of Alex.
They sent me at once to a near by vet surgeon. Sassy was saved. I have tears just thinking about how grateful I am they saved her.
They don't just help save pets, they save families.
My little cat is my shawdow, she gives me the hope I need to push through my daily pain.
She's like, come on momma, you can walk today.
Thank you.

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Alex82703 06/27/2018

Such a happy ending and thank you for posting this review!