Healing Touch Fund

The Healing Touch Fund is a special fund to support cats and dogs in our care who have special or ongoing medical needs, or require emergency medical care and procedures. Support is essential for us to continue to provide quality care for these vulnerable pets and many more just like them.


Julia was found by a woman who reported a found kitty laying on the ground and not moving.  Her last temperature taken was recorded at 100 degrees.  Windcrest Veterinarian Dr. Kern said her blood work was abnormal, but nothing alarming.  She was slightly anemic and her liver had elevated.  After having X-rays to rule out a tumor, she was given overnight treatment and thankfully nothing was found.  She appeared to have been starving and was blind.  The blindness was caused bythe severe dehydration and being weak for a prolonged period of time.  After treating her viral infection with fluids and intravenousantibiotics Julia seemed to come back around.  Julia struggled being alone outside due to her being blind and struggling to find food for herself.  After receiving the much needed care and treatment here at Faithful Friends, Julia has regained her vision as well as her strength. 





Scarlet is a beautiful chocolate mix puppy.  We first met her when her owner at the time brought her in for a check up and found out she had parvovirus.  Unfortantely her owner did not have or want to spend the money that was needed to help save Scarlet's life.  A coulpe days later Faithful Friends recieved a phone call from out neighbors across the street, they found a puppy wandering their premises throwing up.  When our staff arrived they recognized Scarlet right away.  It was clear that Scarlet;s owner had abandoned her outside the shelter and was not returning.  Luckily we were able to provide the expensive surgery that Scarlet needed here at our veterinary clinic.  Scarlet then began her road to recovery where she would eventually find her forever home.  A wonderful women named Megan provided Scarlet with her forever home.  Megan sent us a recent update on Scarlet showing us how much she is lover her new home and cuddling with her new family. 





River was brought to the shelter from another rescue.  She arrived with her mom Rain, and litter mates Forest and Fern.  The family was being treated for upper respiratory infections at the shelter, but unlike others, River wasn't responding well to treatment.  After being transferred to emergency care, X-rays showed she had pneumonia, and had to remain hospitalized.  River slowly behan regaining her ability to eat properly and gain back that puppy spunk.  River eventually was able to get back to full health and be reunited with her mom and litter mates.  Soon after River was given her forever home by a loving family who saw just how great she is.  






Smokey, a very shy cat who had been in foster home, came back to the shelter yesterday in need of emergency medical care.  He had become lethargic, began hiding, and yesterday his foster home noticed he was bleeding.  Our Veterinarian examined him and determined that he had a very full bladder that she suspected was blocked, meaning he could not urinate.  Male cats who can not urinate can die within 24 hours if they don’t receive immediate intervention. We rushed Smokey to Windcrest animal hospital where they took x-rays and confirmed the blockage. A procedure was performed last night and Smokey will remain hospitalized for another day or two to make sure his condition is stabilized. Smokey's emergency care and life-saving procedure will cost $3,000. Please consider making a donation to our Healing Touch Fund today to help pets like Smokey get the life-saving medical care they need.  Smokey sends his thanks for your help to save his life. Donate to the Healing Touch Fund today: .








If you have an interest in sponsoring the entire cost of medical care for one of the animals shown above - or another pet at our shelter waiting for specialized medical treatment - please contact Shannon O'Neill, Director of Developmet & PR, (302) 427-8514, ext. 110 or shannon@faithfulfriends.us.

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