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Pet Assistance, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: We believe that the special bond between pet and owner should never be broken because of a financial or medical crisis; that no pet will ever be surrendered, abandoned, die at home or be euthanized solely because its owner could not afford urgent or emergency veterinary care. Furthermore, we want to help end 'economic euthanasia' and 'economic amputation'...the removal of a limb solely because an owner cannot afford to have the limb plated or pinned.

Target demographics: people and their pets

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2400 Callers

Geographic areas served: ALL STATES

Programs: emergency veterinary grants for pets of people in financial need, common sense advice and education regarding sick and injured pets

Community Stories

137 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I will be forever grateful that Pet Assistance paid for my dog's oral surgery. This is an update on your funds' recipient, Buster, He is healing wonderfully! In fact, this is the first week he has acted more like his old self in two months. Playful, awake most of the day, tail wagging, and eating better.
We want to thank you again, wholeheartedly!!! Michele and Buster

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ruth Pearl who is the heart of this compassionate and quite helpful organization gave my 11 year old cat Lloyd and I prompt help and was passionate that we received the best of care. Her organization made it possible for my ailing buddy to get blood work done and although we are still not quite sure what is wrong with this feisty fella who has always been a bit fragile physically - as he was tiny rescue kitten who was very ill when we decided to adopt him.
Lloyd was not too fragile however when my daughter was going to put this runny nosed, pinkeye guy with a hernia back into his cage - he puffed up to as large as possible and made a huge cat cry, "No. .. not back in the cage please." Needless to say his fighting spirit and what we felt plea to come home with us won the day. Since that he has been such a delight that we have an expression in initials now. L.A.L which is short for "Look at Lloyd."

Whatever was troubling him is slowly being resolved . Without Pet Assistance w ewould not have been able to take that first step with the blood work paid. And Ruth 's patient guidance and generous contribution to me as I am on disability was helpful on so many levels. It s so hard when a pet one loves is ill and Pet Assistance made us the three of us - my daughter, kitty and I feel supported and less alone during a frightening time . THANK U!! Pamela. Lloyd & Aimee

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat fell on his head while making a break for it as I was attempting a flea bath, he ended up fracturing his jaw and I was told he either needed the surgery or I would have to have him put down. I searched all over for someone so could help since I couldn't afford the surgery myself and this organization was the only one willing or able to help us. I recommend them to anyone who needs help and can't find it

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little girl Amethyst has ASTHMA,GLAUCOMA,DIABETES. She needed EYE SURGERY to save her sight. I was $200 short for her much needed eye surgery. I contacted Pet Assistance Inc. and they went above and beyond to make sure I had that $200 Thank you RUTH and Pet Assistance, Inc!!!!! A picture of Amethyst all healed!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank Pet Assistance for their help in getting Dottie's teeth fixed. I adopted Dottie a few years back. She is now about 9 years old. Her teeth were badly infected, she was in terrible pain and needed eight extractions. I could not afford this costly procedure. Dottie is now free from the gum infection and pain that goes with bad teeth. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non-profit contributed $150 to diagnosis procedures for my dog Kahuna. The application process and approval was fast. Many places will not contribute to diagnostic procedures, and these can be very expensive- our bill came to over $1800 in the end over $1500 just for the main procedure. Kahuna was diagnosed with transitional cell nasal carcinoma. Unfortunately it is pretty advanced and for us Chemo is not an option. The diagnostic procedure somehow has seemed to really help lesson his nose bleeds- at least for now. This is why we were looking for help. He had the worst nose bleeds occurring, sometimes unstoppable for over an hour. We were afraid he was going to die from loss of blood. I am very thankful for the help they were willing to give, it wasn't much but it slightly lessened the burden. And they were the only ones I could find to help in general. The only thing that needs improvement is the process to receive donation. It was a little bit of a hassle and living on opposite coasts did not help. Part of it was issues on the facilities part. When you're already stressed complications like this just add to it though. None the less their help was greatly appreciated. It helped to give me more time with my dog, which I greatly appreciate. His cancer is considered terminal but I am thankful for every additional day we get. It has been since February and right now he is doing okay. I am praying for the best.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Lilly had a very serioserious diagnosis of open pylometra, she was on here way out. The night before thanksgiving our 8 yr old Chihuahua became non responsive after a long week of antibiotics and force feeding her she looked to have given up, my husband came home from work and forced her to take water and cream of chicken soup by syringe, myself and our daughters told him he was only hurting her he said this is my dog and I'm not giving up on her. Thanksgiving morning Lilly woke with bright eyes and wàs eatineating and drinking on her own and even playing. So while trying to keep thanksgiving from falling apart, I hoped on the internet and the Pet fund came up, there was a phone number, but I thought for sure I would get a voice mail. To my surprise an angel answered the phone she gave us a miracle within an hr she had donated 380 dollars for a life saving surgery that I truly believe that without, our little Lilly would have died. Thank you so much for helping our family on the holiday, while keeping your own holiday together.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

While I have been fortunate enough not to have to utilize the generous services of Pet Assistance myself, I can tell you about the woman who runs it. A number of years ago, while working as an animal control officer, I happened to run into her after moving into her neighborhood. While our dogs investigated one another, we began to chat and I was (and continue to be) amazed at her knowledge of animal health care and behavior. We still get together to hike our dogs, and I can tell you even while deep in the woods her phone continually rings with calls from all over the country. She answers every one. I have to admire her continued dedication even though some of these calls are truly heartbreaking. On a more personal note, when my goat was attacked by a German Shepherd, she helped me nurse him to recovery. As this occurred during a cold winter, she made an area for him IN HER KITCHEN. Now how many people do you know who would go so far to help an animal pal in need?

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a Great Dane named Mya, who needed to have her toe amputated due to cancer. Pet Assistance, Inc gave $100 gift towards her surgery. It mean so much to me to have them help like they did. Ruth is a wonderful woman. She has emailed to see Mya is doing which means a lot to me. This organization really cares about the welfare of our pets and understands that they are not just pets but our family. I will be keeping Ruth posted about Mya until her stitches and bandages come off. It took a while but she got used to the cone. The biopsy report came back and the cancer is not malignant. Once again thank you to Pet Assistance, Inc and Ruth for the wonderful things they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pet Assistance Inc. contributed $100 for physical therapy needed for Molly, my mother in law's dog. The owner of Molly is 78 and woke up to find her dog dragging herself with paralyzed back legs one day. She had emergency surgery and that depleted her funds, as she is living on fixed income. The post op therapy is needed to get Molly walking again. Ruth at Pet Assistance is super at her job and very concerned with the welfare of animals. She came to help us in this situation and now Molly's future is looking brighter. She has a way to go but the doctors are optimistic. Thanks so much to Pet Assistance for responding quickly and keeping in close contact regarding the care of Molly. Thanks guys so much! More places like this are much needed for emergency care in dogs whose owners can not afford the care. They really came to the rescue! Ruth is very caring and compassionate to dogs!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I like to give my gratitude to Pet Assistance. If it was not for them, my pet Polo would not have gotten the help he needed. Pet Assistance Inc. pointed me in the right direction when no one else did. They even helped me with some of the cost. It gives me great relief to know some people do care and are willing to help others. The sad part is, Pet Assistance is limited to how many people and their pets they can help due to limited funding. Kathy from PA

Client Served

Rating: 5

Shamrock, a just turned 12 year old Springer Spaniel and just the sweetest baby, was originally rescued from Hurricane Katrina with her sister, Clover. After waiting 18 months to see if their family would be found, I was finally able to adopt them. I took extra care with their health. Clover was the healthy one, but Shamrock always had something: stomach issues, cherry eye, small benign tumors. But even being diligent and getting regular health check-ups didn't prevent her sister Clover from dying in 2015 from liver cancer. So I now I have Shamrock and watch her carefully but even all that couldn't have prepared me for her bleeding from the mouth. An emergency vet visit resulted in her needing surgery to remove a lump the size of a tootsie roll pop from the back of her tongue. Problem was she was diagnosed on a Saturday and operated first thing Monday morning, so most places that might have helped with the financial situation said no because the surgery had already happened. But not Ruth at Pet Assistance, Inc.! She was willing to consider my predicament! Now since the surgery, other issues have cropped up and of course the vet wants his payment. Ruth understood the difficulty and came to my aid for Shamrock. I see Shamrock getting better every day and cannot thank Ruth enough for helping me give her a treatments so she has a chance to live. It is hard when an animal’s life hangs in the balance based on finances. Mine are so limited now due to Social Security which barely covers regular expenses and increases in Medicare take a big bite out of that. I once was a writer and editor by trade but with everyone using the internet, the services I provided are readily available all over the net and the books I have written get lost in the millions now available. Thanks to Ruth and her Pet Assistance Inc. Shamrock has gotten treatment and I am not in the financial dog house for the rest of my life!

Nancy287

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful to this wondeful nonprofit for helping to save my cat, Gibbs! No one else seemed much interested, but Pet Assistance, Inc was there for me. Not only did they send financial support, but they sent emotional support and advice that helped me. I just hope one day soon I will be able to return the favor! Thank you so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pet Assistance helped me and Buddy at the time we needed help. Buddy pulled away from me when we were walking and got hit by a school bus. I spent all my money at the emergency overnight and Pet Assistance helped pay for his follow up care. He is doing better. Thank you Pet Assistance for helping me and Buddy.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the privilege of volunteering with this organization. Ruth has an obvious love of animals and offers help to many in need. The stories behind some of the cats and dogs are heartbreaking and it is wonderful that Pet Assistance is able to help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot thank Pet Assistance enough for the help with my dog, Zoe. She had a growth that rapidly grew and needed to be removed. Ruth responded to my email right away and helped me with information as well as for paying for the very expensive surgery. I don't know what I would've done without them.

Rebecca198

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pet Assistance Inc helped my family and I when our dog Moose broke his leg. They were friendly and replied to my application extremely quickly! Also, every time I needed to communicate with them about something they would get back to me within a couple hours, if not sooner! This is an amazing organization and I don't know what we would have done without their help! Thank you so much Pet Assistance Inc!!!

Jennifer593

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat Ally whom I've had for 12 years, was diagnosed with diabetes in August of this year. It just out of the blue, she started losing weight rapidly and acting strangely. She drank water like she couldn't get enough and hid in my back bathroom from everyone. She bearly ate and quit grooming herself. A vet that could get us in on short notice told me it was a UTI and medicated her, but she didn't recover so I took her to our family vet who worked hard to
squeeze us in. Our veterinarian told me she had diabetes and had to do several tests to look for any kidney or pancreas damage among other things. I suffered a stroke 8 years ago this month and have been on disability since. When I first started rescuing animals, I had a wonderful job and didn't fear the unexpected. I desperately needed some help with these tests. I couldn't fathom putting my sweet Ally to sleep because she was diabetic and I wasn't able to provide all she needed right away. I too am diabetic so our strong bond....had new glue. I sat up all night long searching the internet for help and I found Pet Assistance Inc. I wrote a letter and they answered my plea for help right away. They had me fill out the application and send pictures of my sweet girl. We talked about the details of the testing, my love of my furry children, and several other things. They were truly interested my my Ally. Well, they approved us and went through my veterinarian to set everything up. Ally is back to her old self again. Gaining weight, socializing, playing and taking her shots like a trooper. Pet Assistance Inc saved her life. They gave us both a new start and saved me from having to say goodbye to this vibrant girl. I just can't thank them enough.

Jennifer Longdail
Yuma Az

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our dog Scooter had a mammary tumor that was growing rapidly. Surgery was her only hope. I searched and searched for help for our baby girl. She has been with us almost 13 years. As i searched locally for assistance, and after many "no's" I emailed Pet Assistance. Ruth contacted me and there help saved our dogs life. Ruth got in touch with the veterinary and agreed to help. It was amazing after searching for so long, the quickness in which Ruth responded. It is because of Pet Assistance that our Scooter was able to get her surgery. Ruth even talked with the vet and we are now paying off the bill at $25 a month. There is no way we could of afforded the surgery, and after it was done, it was quite a bit more than we though it was going to be. I spoke with Ruth on the phone. I didn't realize it was 10:30 at night (her time) but not only did she help, she paid more that the original ammount she said she could help us with. Just talking with her helped us at this very scary time. Scooter is now healed from her surgery and doing very well. If not for the kindness she showed, I fear Scooter would not be with us now. This is an amazing organization and I urge anyone who can, to donate to Pet Assistance.They really do help and they were a light in our darkness and we will be forever grateful, Ruth and Jim

corrinalee81

Client Served

Rating: 5

My male cat Rufuss had a bad ear infection and hematoma on one of his ears. I didn't have much money to get him into the veterinarian. After some research and many applications, I finally found Pet Assistance Inc. They helped pay the portion of the vet bill that I couldn't cover. They definitely deserve the public's support. There are so many families out there that are unable to get their beloved pets to see the veterinarian. I myself am working on donating as much as I can to give back to the people that so graciously helped get our baby boy Rufuss back to good health.

Thanks to Pet Assistance Inc, Rufuss is completely healed up and back to his old self. Thank you all for everything you do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Please donate to this charity. They not only helped me financially they offered moral support. Ruth got my itemized bill for my dogs surgery and made suggestions to trim it. She was there every step of the way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog Chico was diagnosed with bladder stones and required surgery to remove them. I contacted Pet Assistance, Inc. They responded very quickly and helped me with the surgery. Chico is now doing very well. I am forever grateful for their assistance. Please donate to this great organization so they can help other pets.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ms. Ruth from pet assistance is such an amazing individual! I called pet assistance at 6 am on July 4th when my precious dog coco was in labor and had an puppy stuck in her birth canal. Even with it being so early Ruth helped me look for places that would help and provided assistance when I needed it. My dog ended up losing her puppies but not her life. I am forever greatfull for her help and for helping me remain calm durinf the emergency. My dog coco is very dear to my heart and I don't know what I would have done if I would have lost her. Thanks to Ms. RI think I won't have to find out.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I will be forever grateful to Pet Assistance, Inc. My mom is trying to support herself, her animals, and my sister and her two kids, with no job (she is in the very long process of getting disability, for she can no longer work). I give any spare money I get to them, to help them get by. Our family is very emotionally attached to our animals and have a lot of love for them. Our dog Josie had a tumor that was growing very quickly, she could barely walk or anything. It was the size of a football when it was removed. I could only pay for half of the surgery, and Pet Assistance, Inc was amazing enough to help with the other half. Please donate to this heart-filled and amazing company. I know I will be, when I get better situated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome!! Amazing! They were willing to help me in my time of need!! Ruth is a very awesome person, she very helpful and friendly!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm quite isolated, due to being disabled. Luckily, I have my dog Tank! He is my constant companion. When I received the estimate for his surgery, and it was several hundred dollars above my monthly disability income, I reached out to every organization I could find. I was shocked when I called Pet Assistance Inc., and a HUMAN BEING answered the phone! Sometimes it's difficult for me to ask for help, but I was treated with the utmost respect! Ruth is SO knowledgeable! She understood the severity of Tank's condition, and immediately offered to help! Tank was able to have his surgery, and is recovering well! This would not have been possible, if not for Pet Assistance Inc., and it's donors!

Deepest Gratitude,
Angie

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to thank Pet Assistance Inc for their assistance in getting my parents dog, Sugar Baby’s tumor removed from her chest. The tumor was continually getting larger and without Pet Assistance Inc help, they could not afford to help Sugar Baby. When I called Pet Assistance Inc., Ruth welcomed me with open arms and truly wanted to help. My family will be forever grateful for the help they gave and for the many years of happiness Sugar Baby will bring to my family. Thanks again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cant thank Miss Ruth enough for stepping in and helping my dog Vega. Vega is a dog we rescued from the streets, she had a hard life. She was diagnosed with stage 4 heart worm. And we have been doing the slow kill method on Vega , On 7-15-2016 I seen that Vega breathing was very labored and she just did not look good. SO we rushed her to the vets. I am on disability I had enough money for the visit . The dr came in and diagnosed Vega with a bad lung infection , and the antibiotics that Vega would need were very expensive. But this medicine would be the only way to get Vega better. I was frantic because I new I could not afford these meds and Vega would just get worse. I started looking on the internet and came across Miss Ruth , and explained to her Vega situation , not to long after Miss Ruth called me back and told me she would help Vega , I couldn't have been more happy , I cant thank Miss Ruth enough for stepping in and helping Vega, with out here I dont know what I would have done, or what would have happened with Vega. Vega is feeling much better after getting the medication she needed . Again thank you Miss Ruth :)

Adam61

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

my yellow lab gidget had two life threating tumor's that would have taken her life if it wasn't for ruth at pet assistance. thank you for saving part of the family.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am ever grateful to Ruth for helping my beloved Earle get the surgery he needed.
Ruth contacted me quickly, was available to speak, seemed experienced in assessing the situation, gave me good advice, and was willing to help. Thank you Pet Assistance Inc., and Ruth.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is Sapphira my 8 year old Siberian husky furbaby last night she was admitted for emergency life threatening removal of an egg sized bladder stone. Surgery cost $2600 I was referred to several foundations some very very well known to which I will write my own review to them separately. I live in CA Ruth lives in CT, SHE was to my amazement the ONLY person who reached out to me and treated me like a person in need NOT applicant "#25".....she called me through out the day to see how my baby was doing and also was able to refer me to other great foundations. Thank you Ruth for not losing sight of the TRUE reasons for such foundations as yours the NEEDS OF THE BABIES!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

INCREDIBLE !!! I searched the entire internet for assistance to help us get the surgery that our pet Annie needed, and only " 1 " on the entire internet would help us. The rest of them would only help certain kinds of dogs. Aren't all dogs precious? Ruth Pearl helped us with no questions asked and now our dog Annie is healthy and living a wonderful life. God Bless Ruth and Pet Assistance, inc.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to Ms Ruth and Pet Assistance Inc. My 7 year old Mastiff mix had torn her other ACL. 1st ACL surgery was 11/2014. With the Pet Assistance contribution to my Sadie's surgery, we were able to get it done this week 4/19 with great success. This is a wonderful non profit organization that without them, I would not have known whet to do!!
Sadie is on the mend and doing great!
Thank you Pet Assistance Inc!!!!

Bubbysmom

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot express how grateful I am for Ruth and Pet Assistance. My baby (Dog), began to have trouble urinating on a weekend. I got him into a vet, to find out he had bladder stones and needed immediate surgery or he would not make it. The amount of the surgery was way beyond my means, and the only other option was euthanization. I was told to go home and think it over, say my goodbyes if no other option, and then contact them back. I was able to contact Ruth who, not only talked to me like a human being with care and compassion, but she also was able to help towards his remaining medical care, and even had other organizations to contact to help towards it as well. She has kept in contact to check on my fur baby, and he and I are so grateful for her and this organization.
Thank you Ruth and Pet Assistance for giving me and Bubby the support so that he can live longer with me and that I did not have to make the devastating decision to chose between medical care or death for him. You are truly an Angel and I cannot say thank you enough. I am hoping one day to pay this forward and be able to donate so that others may be helped as well.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My rabbit recently stopped eating due to some teeth issues. I didn't have the money so I researched getting some help. Ruth called me the next day and said they could help. You have no idea the relief I felt. my animal is my baby!!:-)

Pamela115

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank Ruth/ Pet Assistance very much for helping me and my fur baby threw a very hard time. If there is anyone out there that cares it's them!!!!! I again must thank you very much!!!
Pam K

Client Served

Rating: 5

In New Year's Eve my dog got hit by a car and was put in the pound went to pick him up and told me to get him out will be $800 which included medical expenses... I have 3 lil kids and my wife does not work made it very difficult to even get my dog out, but anything to save my dog would have been helpful well thanks to the vet I took him I was recommended to look into pet assistance in. They came to the rescue and helped with anything they could now my dog Chico is at home with us thanks

Marquita M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am extremely grateful for the help that Pet Assistance Inc has provided for my dog Lola. Lola needed an emergency procedure on her leg and I could not afford it financially. I didn't know what I was going to do. I went online to look for any options for assistance and Ruth called me immediately. She calmed my worries and gave me some very helpful advice. She also helped me with half of the vet bill. Because of Ruth, Lola was able to get the emergency care that she desperately needed and is now on the road to recovery. Ruth was definitely a God send and I am looking forward to paying this forward as soon as I am financially able to do so.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so very grateful for the assistance we received from Pet Assistance Inc. Because of Ruth's wonderful organization, we were able to get my cat Cooper the lifesaving treatment he needed. I don't know what we could have done without them. A thousand times... Thank you, Pet Assistance Inc.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It took me two days to realize that my sweet "gentle giant" brown tabby named Jackson wasn't urinating. It was later in the evening in San Diego when I emailed Pet Assistance, since I was worried about him and in a major financial bind. Not only did I get a call from Ruth at Pet Assistance right away, but she advised me to get Jackson to a vet immediately. I quickly picked up on her concern and that she truly cared. I was able to find a vet that was open after normal business hours, had him checked out, they performed what they needed to get done for him, gave me his medication and Ruth with Pet Assistance took care of the rest so I could focus on getting him better. I cannot begin to express the relief of finding such a valuable non-profit. It is a terrible feeling with your fur baby isn't doing well and you do not have the money to get them the help that they need. And my older ginger cat who is also having health issues would miss his warm snuggles every night. So far he is healing well and Ruth has checked in asking how he is doing several times. I will forever be grateful for the love and generous support that they provided. Not only will I be donating to their non-profit once I am able to, but I highly recommend that anyone else who is considering donating choose this organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Good evening,

My name is Kevin Bonneville and I wanted to tell everyone how great Pet Assistance Inc., has been to our beloved and beautiful Zeus. Zeus is a 3 year old Rottweiler who has had Addison's Disease for 2 years, and is newly diagnosed with Diabetes.

Pet Assistance helped Zeus with his medical expenses and we are just so amazingly gracious for the grant that Ruth provided.

I hope that when I am in the position to do so, I can offer a donation so other companion animals may have Pet Assistance as well.

Thank you for helping Zeus recover and feel better. We love him and cannot imagine life without our "sweet boy."

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization and Ruth were unbelievable in my time of need. Not only was the application process understandable but the contact with a live person, Ruth, was excellent. While waiting for the surgery date she helped me find other organizations that could assist. Not only that she was a wealth of knowledge when asking me about the vet and his practice and what to look for and what costs are necessary and were not. She was with me from the beginning to the end. Without her my baby boy Elvis the Rat Terrier would not be on his way to a full recovery and a long life. He still has his cone on and is refusing to let that stop him from trying to play fetch or even soccer. THANK YOU SO MUCH

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It still hurts my heart to think that without this wonderful organization, our Sammy would not be with us today. Just before Christmas 2015, he became lethargic and seriously ill; upon examination, it was discovered that he had an intestinal blockage and pancreatitis (caused by blockage). Sammy needed emergency surgery, but we just didn’t have the money to spare. If it had not been for Pet Assistance, we would have had no choice but to humanely euthanize my young canine friend.

A HUGE thank you to Ruth and Pet Assistance, Inc. for your support, for giving us a future with Sam & for enabling a lifelong friendship for these two (picture of Parker & Sammy heading out for a hike). May your charity be as blessed as those whom you have served!

1 Cat_3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you, Pet Assistance Inc. for helping me pay for surgery for my cat, Gar!
Gar had chronic urethral blockage and needed perineal urethrostomy surgery, but after pouring all of my savings into Gar's emergency medical costs before the surgery, I didn't know how I was going to finance Gar's life-saving care. Pet Assistance Inc. helped me with Gar's surgery bill and now the stress over payment is one less major worry as my boy recovers. Ruth Krebs, the company agent I've been in contact with, has been supportive 100% of the way, and has even been concerned with following up on Gar's recovery! I've never been so touched by and impressed with a charity's involvement in a benefactor's well-being.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is such a great charity. They helped me with the surgery cost on my cat Barkley. He fractured his left femoral head on his back leg. If it wasn't for Pet Assistance Inc. I could not have came up with enough money for it. I would recommend anyone to donate what they can to this charity. My family can't thank them enough for the help. As I can I am going to donate to this charity so they can help other families with pets.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I highly recommend Pet AssistanceInc. as it gives practical,compassionate and KNOWLEDGEABLE guidance to pet owners who feel they have no alternatives other than to go to expensive franchise clinics and large corporate
owned hospitals.The guidance one receives from this organization is priceless. They truly care,they help in whatever way is possible for both the animal and their loving owners.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ruth Pearl you are an angle ,thanks to you and the foundation Pet Assistance, my dads loyal companion Boogers, now has a second change at life.
Boogers electrocuted himself after biting an electrical cord in half, we had no way of paying for his medical treatment ,he was unable to eat or drink on his own and his mouth had a very foul smell. I took him to BANDFIEL HOSPITAL because I got a coupon for a free exam, well he was there 24 hours and the only thing the would tell me was that it would be 800.00+ dollars to begin treatment ,they held Boogers hostage for 180.00 for treatment he didn't receive until a call was made from Pet Assiance and he was released . and I took boogers to an awesdome vet that Ruth Pearl, herself, called to see what Pet Assistance could do to ensure the wellbeing of boogers AND IS IN CONSTANT CONTAct whith me and the doctor.Pet Assistance is God sent!I prayed for help and I received it !!!! this is an organization that really carts about your pet but they also care about the pets parents and they have given me back my faith in humanity!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Pet Assistance, Inc is absolutely amazing! I had come to the unfortunate realization that my dog Matty had gotten in to the neighbors trash, ending up with a turkey bone lodged in his throat. :/ He was in quite a bit of pain.... I am a single mom who just spent all I had on Christmas gifts for my son. Pet Assistance, Inc showed wonderful patience and tremendous care for my family through such a difficult time. Matty is doing wonderful after going through an endoscopy to remove the turkey bone, he was blessed with a second chance at life! And my family is blessed to have him with us for the holidays. I don't know what I would do with out him! Thank you Pet Assistance, Inc for all that you do!!!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Pet Assistance Inc is absolutely wonderful! They assisted me with diagnostic testing for my border collie when no one else would. My dog was exhibiting symptoms of a UTI or possible bladder stones and she needed a urinalysis and x-ray. Pet Assistance stepped forward to assist me immediately and got my precious pup the care she needed. Absolute angels! I am so thankful for this organization!

Review from Guidestar

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Client Served

Rating: 4

This from a satisfied client. My lab-mix Riley, & I, a retired 'old guy', live in the mountains of So California. Lots of things can go wrong for dogs up here. Ruth came through "big time" for us. Riley had been suffering for 3 months, with no significant results, despite standard vet care. Very quickly, a plan was hatched for surgery. Long story short, I didn't have the money & could not foresee when I would. When needed, Ruth stepped up with a generous donation which made it all possible. Quick, efficient & most of all, caring. Providing help when needed. How else do you rate a charity organization, but on results? This one is a winner!!! Gratefully, Riley & Jerry

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My dog polo was hit by a car on vacation my family had spent our last without pet assistance we wouldn't been able to figure out what medical treatment our dog ended we appreciate everything they have done for our member of our family so please help donate to pet assistance you never know when your pet is the need and you are low on cash thanks very much pet assistant. Latoya Washington

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The help pet assistance provided our family is priceless! Their assistance made it possible for us to provide the care our pup needed to keep her in our lives happy and healthy! Ruth is compassionate, caring, patient, and kind. Thank you for taking the time to get to know our family (our pup, Brooklyn, is a loving family member). We sincerely appreciate your support, and generosity during a difficult time. We are forever grateful. Your caring emails and phone calls to check on Brooklyn after her surgery made us feel special. Ruth treated us as if we were family. Ruth and Pet Assistance are forever a part of our family!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have nothing but praise and gratitude for Pet Assistance Inc. Our dog Carlo had an urgent need to be seen by a veterinarian after a cyst ruptured and caused a rapid infection. After speaking to Ruth by phone and explaining our situation, she was able to get us the help we needed to get him timely care. He received antibiotics and thanks to Pet Assistance our beloved boy is on the mend.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My neighbors dog Mojo got attacked by another dog, he had taken him to the vet where Mojo needed staples in his head. His owner was able to pay for the staples, the pain meds and antibiotics, But failed to get a cone for the dog. The next day Mojo had gotten all of the staples out of his head and when I saw it, It was already getting infected. Because the gash was so big I thought he would need to get it re stapled but his owner couldn't afford it and neither could I. I offered to take the dog so he could heal at my house and get his meds twice a day and I bought a cone for him, and I started looking into organizations that could help get the staples put back in when I got an email back from pet assistance Ruth was very helpful! and gave me a lot of great advice. Mojo ended up healing just fine without needing the staples again. thanks to all the great advice I received Mojo is 100% healed up and doing better than ever! thank you Ruth!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 7 year old dog Cooper recently fell ill. We took him to a vet who did an X-ray which revealed he either had a large tumor or had eaten a foreign object that was lodged. We were told that the next step would require an MRI just to diagnose the problem. The costs for just that (without even knowing what the next step would involve were in the thousands). My husband had been recently laid off and with 4 children we just could afford it. I called almost 20 different places for help and no one would offer any type of assistance. My last "Hail Mary" call was to Ruth at Pet Assistance. Not only was she willing to help me financially, but she found a Veterinarian who was also willing to help. Ruth being the caring person that she is, met me at the Vets office and helped walk me through everything and continues to follow up with us. Because of her and Pet Assistance, Cooper is doing well and back to his old self. Without them I really don't know what we would have done! I'm so grateful for everything she's done!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Chester my 12 year old cat came down with an emergency illness this week. I am unable to afford even the vet consultation. Pet Assistance was the only one who would help and thanks to them I have an appointment at the vet set for the next day. I even live in another state! I cant thank them enough!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dakota, my best friend and rescuer, has suffered an immense amount in his life. I adopted him from a local rescue that rescued him from being locked in a bedroom of an abandoned house. He had physical deformities and, due to the gross negligence of the rescue itself, was a very sick boy. When I picked him up, he had kennel cough so badly that he was near death. We spent the first six months of our relationship on the living room floor together as I stayed with him, comforting him as his body battled violently. Needless to say, a strong bond developed. Once recovered, Dakota, who is a chocolate lab, turned out to be the most fun-loving, loyal, and entertaining dog. Little did I know, the tables were about to turn. A couple years later, I became ill and near death myself. It was Dakota who then became my rescuer, getting me up to eat and take meds. when I couldn't get up on my own, and tenderly offering companionship by my side. I owe my life to my friend. Later in life, Dakota developed fear aggression that was aggravated by becoming epileptic. After working with many trainers and getting him on the right dosage of seizure meds., he is much better but, can be unpredictable due to the seizures. Later still in his life, he suddenly went lame in one leg. Upon several examinations, it was determined that his entire knee had disintegrated and the tendons around it were torn. The surgery was more costly than i could afford. We are preparing for surgery now thanks to Pet Assistance who offered to help that last portion of what needed to be raised. Most other assistance organizations could not help him either due to lack of funds or because Dakota has multiple issues. It is heartbreaking not being able to help your very best friend. Thanks to Pet Assistance I will be able to get Dakota's much needed surgery and give him the rest of his life pain free. I couldn't be more overjoyed and thankful!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Rapheal is our boy our protector and our best friend. He was just having a normal day until he was digging and I am guessing a brown recluse bit him on his private area. We took him to Applewood and they were so swollen that we had to come back a week later he was on 3 antibotics. After about a week we thought he would be better but the infection was opened and started bleeding and he started crying in pain so we decided to take him to the emergency clinic and they were gonna hospitalize him for 1000 dollars but we couldnt afford it so we had to take the less expensive treatment and bandage it and give him a pain med until the morning to see the daytime vet well thats what we did. We brought him in today and they took him for emergency castration surgery. We could of had very severe consequences if it wasnt treated but with this wonderful charity they helped us get him healed. Yall are such beautiful angels and when I get on my feet I will donate back to this charity. Words cannot explain how thankful I am to get help from your organization. We love you and cherish you Fawn n Will

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My beautiful boy, Simon, developed a urinary blockage, and had to have an emergency catherization. Of course this had to happen on the weekend, after all regular vet offices were closed in my area. The only place open was the ER facility. The prices are about double the usual rates. I didn't have the money to pay for the procedure, and they don't offer payment plans. I was getting desperate, as Simon's condition worsened. I spent hours trying to get help with phone calls, and internet applications. Frantic, crying, and desperate, I found Pet Assistance. I called, and a wonderful woman named Ruth answered.

I was expecting an answering machine, and was surprised to get an actual person. Ruth asked some questions, and verified my information. In less then 30 minutes she spoke to the ER staff, and arranged payment for my cat's procedure. During the next few days she gave me advice, and inquiried about Simon. Ruth and Pet Assistance, literally, saved my cats life. The vet said he wouldnt have made it to morning without the catherization. I am so grateful to Ruth and Pet Assistance. They were an answer to my prayers, and because of them I still have my little buddy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to start of by saying that Ruth is a wonderful and very caring person. I sent an e-mail asking for help with my dachshund named Dino, he is our baby. She was ready to help the minute she called me. Her knowledge and guidance saved us money and took us to the right people to help Dino. Dino had a very large fat tumor on his belly and needed some work on his teeth. Ruth was there for us through all the appointments and still emails and calls to see how Dino is doing after his surgery. Thank you so much we couldn't have done this without you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our dog was hit by a car and hurt his leg. We couldn't afford the xrays and medicine he needed and would have had to leave without it. We contacted Pet Assistance Inc and they helped us get the xrays and medicine. We are so grateful to Pet Assistance Inc for caring about our dog and helping us get him the treatment he needed.

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Matthew41

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without the help and generosity of Pet Assistance, our beloved cat Tristian would no longer be with us. We will be forever grateful to this organization. Although Tristian is not registered as a companion pet, he is a therapy companion for our young son who has autism and, cognitive awareness disorder. Tristian has now fully recovered and his Vet Doctor says he sees Tristian now living a long and full life. Pet Assistance is one of the most wonderful organizations we have even come to know. Please help spread the word about them on any social network sites you can. They are non-profit so donations are needed to help keep them running. Even if you cannot help, by spreading the word, others may be able to help.

The Malme Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a 17mon old Shih-Tzu/Tibetan Spaniel who was diagnosed with Alanto-Axial this a bone based between 2 Vertebrae. Hachi's Neurologist recommended surgery but also wanted us to get a second opinion from UC Davis Vet. We seen UC Davis Vet for small dogs & the same diagnosis was given but was recommended surgery to be done ASAP, with the concern that as constant that Hachi's front paws give in & him falling forward if he were to hit chin or fall bending neck forward this can snap his Vertebrae causing him death. I called Pet Assistance asking for help & explained my little boys issue. I spoke to Ruth, VERY KIND & SWEET who was very kind to help us with a donation directly to UC Davis. I truly believe out of about 30 Organizations I contacted she was the kindness & so concerned for Hachi's well being & him being able to live the life he so well deserves... THEIR ARE NOT ENOUGH WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE FOR PET ASSISTANCE KIND HELP...

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Betty34

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a 17mon old Shih-Tzu/Tibetan Spaniel who was diagnosed with Alanto-Axial this a bone based between 2 Vertebrae. Hachi's Neurologist recommended surgery but also wanted us to get a second opinion from UC Davis Vet. We seen UC Davis Vet for small dogs & the same diagnosis was given but was recommended surgery to be done ASAP, with the concern that as constant that Hachi's front paws give in & him falling forward if he were to hit chin or fall bending neck forward this can snap his Vertebrae causing him death. I called Pet Assistance asking for help & explained my little boys issue. I spoke to Ruth, VERY KIND & SWEET who was very kind to help us with a donation directly to UC Davis. I truly believe out of about 30 Organizations I contacted she was the kindness & so concerned for Hachi's well being & him being able to live the life he so well deserves... THEIR ARE NOT ENOUGH WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE FOR PET ASSISTANCE KIND HELP...

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