Meet Ryno! A few weeks ago, this adorable love-bug wasn’t acting like his usual energetic and hungry self. His owners knew something had to be wrong when he refused to eat his favorite treats and food for more than a day, so they decided it was time for a trip to the vet. As it turned out, Ryno had eaten something he shouldn’t have: a piece of a blanket that was now stuck in his stomach! By the time they had finished diagnosing Ryno, his veterinarian realized that there was not much time left for this sweet boy unless he received an emergency surgery to remove the object. Ryno’s “parents,” a young couple supporting not only themselves, but two family members and their newborn son as well, were so overwhelmed when they found out that they wouldn’t be able to cover the full amount of Ryno’s life-saving surgery. Thankfully, the wonderful staff at VCA Animal Specialty Group referred them to FACE, who was able to pitch in and help Ryno get the surgery he needed to survive. Special thanks to FACE Life Sponsor The Spitcaufsky Family for helping to save Ryno.
Meet Hanna! This adorable girl was lounging in her outdoor kitty-enclosure when a wild animal broke into it! Her owner, a single mom and kindergarten teacher, heard the noise and ran to her beloved kitten, just in time, too. She immediately rushed Hanna to the hospital. Luckily Hanna is a fighter, and was okay except for her paw, which was injured badly and needed critical care. Her loving and traumatized “mom” couldn’t afford the entire cost. Thankfully her vet referred her to FACE, and now Hanna is back at home with her loving family. Special thanks to life sponsor the Cameron Family.
South Park, PA –
This past weekend, Raven, an American Bulldog, proved to her family, in no uncertain terms, that dog is man’s best friend.
According to CBS Pittsburgh, the heroic dog successfully alerted her slumbering family to a blaze in their Piney Fork Road home in the early morning hours on Sunday.
While working smoke detectors are considered the gold standard for alerting homeowners to fires, time and again, we read about dogs who are credited with saving their family’s lives as their heightened senses alert them to danger long before it is otherwise apparent.
Raven is no exception.
Her family is grateful to her – calling the 7 yr-old dog “amazing”.
Good girl Raven!
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