This is the review that I wish I had seen before adopting a pet from HVARS.
Imagine making a four-hour round trip to the shelter with your children, finally bringing home your new puppy, only to have him admitted to the emergency vet a few hours later with a lung so full of fluid that the vet isn’t sure if it’s fluid or a giant mass.
Imagine watching your children go from a state of euphoria, bringing the new puppy into your home, to a state of utter despair as you sit in the emergency vet’s office near midnight on the same day while you’re being told your new puppy might not make it through the night because of something he contracted at the shelter before you picked him up.
Imagine paying for the dog’s life-saving treatment out of pocket, then being told by the shelter that they refuse to pay for it, or even meet you halfway.
This is our experience adopting a pet from the Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary.
I documented Stanlee’s medical journey at this web page: http://www.hvars.net