I have 5 companion animals, three cats, a lionhead bunny and my emtional support Boxer. They all have been seen by Hope at one point of another in their lives, yet now that the new limit is two, my rabbit and Boxer are the only patients of Hope. My last visit was last year, to have a checkup for my rabbit, flea control and to investigate a mass growing on my Boxer's rear thigh. My rabbit was examined by the bunny doctor, and found to be in excellent health, and I was shown how to trim her little nails, and administer flea control to her. As she is the only rabbit I have ever been owned by, it was very important to me to learn their habits and to learn what to look for in case of an illness (being a prey animal, they will hide that they are ill, so you must know what to look for). I received valuable hands on information which I continue to be grateful for as my life has taken some very unexpected and unfortunate turns, and my Foo Foo's health during all the turmoil was a great concern. My Boxer had her mass inspected and a sample withdrawn to eliminate what it could possibly be. Thankfully, the results came back as a fatty cyst, and not something lie threatening. After discussions with her doctor, it was decided to wait until it was time for her to have her teeth cleaned to perform a removal of the cyst, unless it grew to a size that was hindering her welfare. I am grateful that my two girls receive the best care possible by these dedicated vets and volunteers. My boxer is dog aggressive, so every visit is difficult. But we always manage to figure out the safest route and timeslots for all involved. I would not be able to keep my girls health concerns addressed if not for HOPE. My cats never seem to need to go to the vet except for their yearly vaccinations, for which I schedule through out the year at low cost clinics in order to afford them. I hope to one day be able to give back by volunteering at Hope when my living situation becomes stable again. Until then, I do what I can by bringing blankets, towels, doggie sweaters and coats I collect from pet stores, and any medications that a passed animal's owner may have that can be used for one of the many homeless pets. Thank you Hope for helping me keep my girls, Foo Foo la Rue (bunny) and Tali Wagger (my emotional support Boxer) in good health and spirits with your love, compassion and expert vet care and advice.
Review from Guidestar