Stevie Wonderful – a handsome orange tabby – recently had a terrible accident where he fell 80 feet from a rooftop and became wedged between two buildings. Miraculously, Stevie was rescued by firefighters and survived.
Stevie’s guardian, Dee Dee, rushed him to an emergency nighttime veterinary practice, where doctors set the bones of his fractured wrist. In the month that followed, Dee Dee lost sleep as she paid for more veterinary visits, pain medication, and eventually learned that Stevie would need surgery to amputate his leg.
As she wondered how much deeper she’d have to dip into her savings to pay for the surgery, Dee Dee’s research led her back to the San Francisco SPCA – where she adopted Stevie on Valentine’s Day 2019.
Dee Dee was deeply relieved to discover our Financial Assistance program. Soon after, our veterinarians performed the successful surgery to remove Stevie’s damaged leg, and his healing began.
Today, Dee Dee says Stevie is slowly going back to his cheerful, affectionate self.
Our Financial Assistance program helps keep pets where they belong – in their loving homes. No guardian should have to give up their pet because they can’t afford veterinary care.
The need for financial assistance is huge – last year, our program helped more than 2,600 pets! We started our fiscal year by allocating $250,000 to our Financial Assistance program. By January, the funds had depleted, so we quickly started raising more money to help clients like Dee Dee and Stevie Wonderful.
Please consider making a gift to help get animals like Stevie Wonderful the care they deserve, so they can stay with their loving families. All gifts made to our Financial program will be matched through June 30, up to $250,000.