When a shelter in the Cayman Islands contacted us about a dog named Blaze, who had been tied up and abandoned at their facility, we just knew we had to make him whole again. That meant transporting him 1,500 miles to our campus where we began assessing Blaze’s disability: Blaze’s leg was amputated at the wrist that still allowed him to walk on it. So by the time he arrived in New York our veterinarians noticed the bottom of his leg was badly bruised and tattered. The good news, though, is that because Blaze had been using his leg, he was a perfect candidate for a prosthetic leg. Blaze’s happy and easy-going demeanor made it simple for our veterinarians to work with him. After weeks of perfecting Blaze’s prosthetic leg it was time for him to experience life at a different pace. Even though Blaze is having great success, he will still be monitored and will undergo physical therapy to ensure his leg can properly function in the prosthetic. With the help of our Sponsor Pet Program, Blaze is able to receive all of the medical care he needs for the rest of his life. Sponsor Blaze!
Becka visited the Animal League for her routine exams. Because of her liver disease and tiny stature it is always necessary our veterinarians monitor her levels and her weight. The outcome of her visit was fairly positive; her liver medication is improving her liver function however she did lose a little weight. Our veterinarians provided her mom, Liz, with a new medication to add to her daily regimen of medications, special food and vitamins. Becka remained calm the entire visit and didn’t mind that our staff gently smothered her with chin scratching and kisses – she even took a few selfies! Becka <3’s her Sponsors; allowing her to live the best quality of life possible!
Venus, Carmen and Pablo are three amazing dogs that have been a part of the Sponsor Program since 2007! And for the past 7 years these dogs have been in such great care receiving quality treatment. Their story was broadcasted nationally; displaying to people who were unaware that backyard breeding operations do not provide proper care and cause harm to animals. Unfortunately Venus, Pablo, and Carmen were victims of backyard breeders, and have all been born without front legs. Though it is heartbreaking to see them with the disadvantage of not having front legs; we know they do not feel uncomfortable since they were born with this condition. We are happy to report all is well for the 3 adorable Chihuahuas.
Hats off to our amazing medical team. They are a group of incredibly talented, patient and intelligent veterinarians that save so many innocent lives. One story of an innocent life saved is the story of Sponsor pet Bradley.
Bradley is a big-hearted black Labrador-mix that came to the League with uncontrollable wheezing and coughing. Turns out he had a severe upper respiratory infection, chronic pneumonia and a collapsed lobe of his lung. With this being said, Bradley had to endure a very serious complicated procedure. And after the intricate ordeal was over, Bradley recovered and is now living a healthy and happy life; a life he wouldn’t know without the amazing veterinarian staff at Animal League America. Although Bradley is better, his condition still requires medical supervision and treatment with his specially designed inhaler. We are thrilled that he is in a loving home that is providing Bradley with all the attention he deserves. Cheers to our medical staff and most importantly to Bradley!
It is so sad to think that an adorable dog like Victoria was once in such horrible conditions as a puppy mill victim. Puppy mills are large, inhumane breeding operations that supply so many pet stores across the U.S. the cute little puppies you see in the window. Breeding operations put profit over animal welfare, imprisoning female dogs to breed litter after litter, without proper medical care or human contact. Victoria is among the many dogs that we’ve rescued and nurtured to a happy life – a life that she never knew. She defeated her battle and stayed strong. And now, she has the world at her paws. She is in a loving home with all the proper care and affection available. Victoria has her ailments such as impaired vision and a heart murmur but that doesn’t prevent her from causing mischief and being a fun playful dog. We rely on our monthly supporters to provide Victoria with everything she requires. We had the chance to do some glamour shots of the beautiful lady! It’s so incredible how sweet and approachable she is. She knows her life will be forever happy!
When you are a cat nothing is better than snuggling on a warm blanket, a warm lap, or window with the warm sun beaming on your body. Here are just a few photos of our famous cats snuggling up! It’s great to see a cat like Midnight break out of his shell once they are comfortable in a loving home. Midnight used to be a “scaredy cat” and wouldn’t want to receive any attention but that has all changed now. He loves to greet visitors and doesn’t mind a photo op! And Penny enjoys a good nap.
Let me introduce you to a very cute little bundle of joy named Becka. Becka is tiny calico cat that was recently selected to be part of the Sponsor Program. At a first glance you wouldn’t think that she would be categorized as “special needs”, however her tiny stature is caused by a condition known as a liver shunt, which can allow toxins to build up in her body. As you may guess, this is a life-threatening situation. Now 7-month old Becka is only 2.5 pounds; it is still undetermined if she will grow anymore. In order to provide little Becka with the best quality of life, she will forever require a special diet and daily medications. She will be closely monitored by our medical team with check-ups twice a year for continual blood work. Her mom, Liz, is proud and blessed to take care of this tiny and cute cat because she brings her pure happiness. SPONSOR BECKA
There is nothing more adorable than a bond between a child and an animal. Especially when that animal almost didn’t survive. Ranger was born with melanoma on his paw that was discovered after he was adopted. When his dad brought him back to the League for an examination there was question of his survival and lifespan, his dad had the option to find another healthy dog. But it wasn’t until his daughter said “dad, you wouldn’t give up on me if I was sick” and at that moment he knew he had to keep Ranger and support him through his journey to recovery. And sure enough, Ranger came out of his surgeries wonderfully and feeling great. Now, Ranger loves to run and play! He loves to give kisses and receive hugs from his favorite person, his sister! SPONSOR RANGER
A lot of our Sponsor Pets have canine or feline buddies – there is nothing better than a fellow comrade! I love when our pet parents share stories about dynamic duos such as Chachi and his brother Fleetwood, Xena and her friend Max, and Rockstar with his pal Loyal. Having a companion to keep each other company is simply the best, especially for our Sponsor Pets. These animals have endured so much and having a friend is great for them to feel just like any other dog or cat!