Help Us Reach Our Goal!
Since last Friday our community has raised $4145 dollars to help us cover medical expenses for a very special dog named Jack who was signed over to the Humane Society of Ventura County on March 22nd. This is a significant achievement made possible by our supporters and on behalf of Jack and his future family we are beyond grateful for your generosity.
Jack was signed over to the shelter on March 22nd when his previous owner was having difficulty caring for him. It wasn't long until it became apparent that Jack, a Great Pyrenees and Irish Wolfhound mix, was having difficulty with his rear leg. He was seen by a Veterinarian and was diagnosed with both a ruptured ACL and a skin condition. The ACL is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, which is located behind the kneecap, and when ruptured can cause extreme pain. Last week Jack took a trip to VetSurg in Ventura to start the process of preparing him for Surgery that will be performed by Dr. Campbell as soon as his skin condition clears up.
Staff has been attending to Jack's condition with a topical medication, oatmeal baths, and lots of love and we anticipate Jack will be ready for surgery shortly. We encourage anyone who would like to show Jack their support to make a donation. No amount is too small to make a difference to this great guy!
*The amount of $6500 is an estimate for the total of Jack’s medical expenses, not just the surgery, which will vary depending on performed services and treatments. The low end estimate for the surgery alone is $4870 and the high total is $5317. The remaining amount we are raising is covering his other medical expenses that include his previous vet visits, treating his skin condition, and his current medication. It is important to note this amount does not include any of the expenses to the shelter itself such as the staff required to care for him, boarding, food, transportation, etc. Any donations received beyond Jack's care will be rolled over to our medical fund to help future animals in need.
If you have any questions in regards to how you can help Jack we encourage you to give us a call at 805-646-6505. We are committed to Jack, his health, and when he has recovered, the perfect home. However we can not do it alone! Thank you again to our wonderful community for your support.
The Humane Society of Ventura County is a compassionate care shelter and nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and adoption of homeless animals throughout Ventura County.
Have a purrfect weekend and thanks for your support!