Who Has TLC Helped?
Here are just a few of the animals that The Last Chance Fund (TLC) has helped.
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Found by the side of the road, Bobby Ray was taken to Willow Mill Veterinary
Hospital in March 2015 by a good samaritan and local police. He had suffered
several traumatic injuries (presumably from being hit by a car) including a
spinal cord injury, lung contusions, and a fractured elbow in addition to being
Bobby Ray had a guarded prognosis initially, but after just a few days of
intensive treatment, his condition dramatically improved! Bobby Ray continued to
heal and gain weight daily and he successfully underwent surgery to fix his
broken elbow. Though wearing a collar when he arrived, owners could not be
located and it was uncertain if he had been abandoned or just lost. Once healed,
Bobby Ray was soon adopted in to a new, loving home.
Georgia was a three month old black Labrador Retriever who was brought by her
owner to Willow Mill Veterinary Hospital. She had a leg that had been splinted
for an accident occurring five days before, and upon examination she was found
to have a long leg fracture. Her leg was showing swelling and joint laxity, and
surgery was performed to repair the leg. As the veterinary bills began to mount,
Georgia’s owners surrendered her to Willow Mill. Because of location and
severity of the break, vigorous physical therapy including cold laser therapy
were performed daily. As she healed at the hospital, a new family was identified
to adopt Georgia into their home.
Hefty the cat earned his name the hard way. A victim of animal abuse, he was
literally put in a trashbag and thrown away for dead. Badly injured, he was
discovered trying to claw his way out of the bag. Hefty was taken by a good
samaritan to the Veterinary Medical Center of Lebanon for treatment.
Approximately four years old, Hefty was examined and found to have a broken rib,
fractured pelvis, broken teeth, lung contusions, intestinal parasites, fleas,
and - understandably - shock. He was treated for his injuries and gradually
recovered. After being fostered by a VMC employee, Hefty was adopted in February
2014 - and renamed Mufasa - and he is now part of a family with another black
cat named Boo and a beagle named Dew.
Spike, a collie mix, was brought to TLC Fund participating practice, Animal Hospital of Willow Street, at 20-weeks-old with a metaphyseal fracture of the right femur, or a broken leg. He apparently had been hit by a car. While Spike was otherwise in good condition, he wasn’t microchipped and—
despite the efforts of the hospital—an owner could not be located.
Spike underwent surgery on his leg and received two pins to heal the
fracture. By the next day, he was sitting up in his cage and, when coaxed out with food, walked well on his own. As he continued to heal at the hospital, the veterinarians noted what a happy dog he was. Spike was adopted by a new owner and was able to go to a loving home. Without TLC, Spike and Blitz might not have had this second chance on a new life in a new home.
Blitz was a stray cat born in September 2010 near Norristown, PA. In December of
that year, a good samaritan found Blitz with a severe injury to his left leg.
Unable to care for the cat, he took it to TLC Fund participating practice,
Trooper Veterinary Hospital, and surrendered him. Blitz was made comfortable,
examined, and found to have a left distal physeal femoral Salter-Harris Type II
fracture, or a broken leg.
Blitz received two pins in his leg and recovered from surgery well. He spent two
months at Trooper Veterinary Hospital where he charmed the staff and received a
lot of affection. During this time he was dewormed, vaccinated, and neutered.
Eventually, Blitz was adopted by the son of one of Trooper’s veterinary