HSSA asks for help with emergency medical funds - Tucson News Now

HSSA asks for help with emergency medical funds

(Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona) (Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)
(Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona) (Source: Humane Society of Southern Arizona)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona has reported an influx of animals that need emergency medical care and asks for help from the community.

HSSA officials said the organization spends thousands of dollars every month on saving homeless pets with life-threatening injuries and debilitating illnesses.

They said a 13-week-old Border Collie mix named Blaze was abandoned in the shelter lobby with a 107.5 degree fever. Buttons, a 9-week-old Chocolate Lab, was purchased from a breeder and given up when she became lethargic, dehydrated and violently ill, according to a news release. The shelter was able to save them both with weeks of supportive care.

The HSSA created the Second Chance Fund to help cover the high medical costs for pets that have come from abuse, domestic violence and neglected medical care.

"We frequently have animals that require surgery or special medical treatment that lies outside the purview of our spay/neuter personnel," said Sara Gromley, an HSSA public relations coordinator. "We are committed to doing everything possible to help the thousands of animals coming through our doors. But as a nonprofit, we rely solely on the generosity of donors. And funds are running dry."

Interested donors can find more information here.

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