“TROOPER’S FUND” HAS HELPED SO MANY ANIMALS THROUGH THE PUBLIC’S GENEROSITY
The Upper Credit Humane Society’s “Trooper’s Fund” was founded in the name of “Trooper” the lab cross who touched the hearts of so many as he battled his way back from 35 lbs and near starvation to living life to the fullest in the very happiest of homes.
We felt the public would like to know that the donations they have made to the Fund since its inception have helped so many animals get a new start in life and just like Trooper have been adopted by loving families.
Some of the animals that have been helped through the Fund are:
Lava the black Labrador Retriever. Just prior to going to his forever home he developed a baseball sized lump above his left eye. Diagnosis was an abscess which required draining, flushing, and sutures. He remained at the shelter for an extra few weeks with a drainage shunt through his cheek.
Chinook the anorexic husky cross. He was diagnosed with pancreatitis. After a month of trial and error his medications and diet were blended and he started putting on weight.
Mocha the rabbit that required an incisor extraction.
Freddy (now Hunter), Gunner, and Jasper – the pointer puppies. Each one needed a different surgery after being rescued from a harrowing situation. One puppy needed hip surgery, one dental surgery (all had been eating wood) and one eye surgery.
Genevieve was the cat that was shot with a pellet gun in the eye and specialized surgery not only saved her eye but took away the pain.
Tyler the cat came in as a dirty and matted stray. His teeth were infected and he required dental surgery.
Chip – needed teeth extracted
Bella – needed a tooth extracted
Diesel – required tibial plateau leveling osteotomy surgery – this procedure alone cost $2300+
Max – arrived with a broken leg that had never been set but had already healed. He was hopping around on three legs and was in a lot of pain. After recuperating he can run in the park for as long as he likes and is a healthy, happy little guy.
Demetrius – back leg required pinning the bone to repair the fracture
Petunia – needed teeth extracted
Merkabah – needed surgery to remove eye
Buckley – needed surgery to remove tail
Marvin - needed teeth extracted and jaw reconstruction
Ruby - needed a leg amputation
Tizzy - needed testing for severe allergies so we were able to find the correct diet for her.
Merlin - needed eyelid reconstruction surgery.
Thrice- had surgery to amputate a leg after being shot and abandoned.
Achilles - needed eye surgery
All these stoic animals and others want to say thank you to everyone who has donated money to the Trooper Fund, which in turn has given them the best opportunity for a happy, long life.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Trooper Fund (which constantly needs replenishing) can do so at either the Thrift Shop on Moore Park Plaza, Georgetown or the Shelter in Erin during business hours by cheque, credit card, debit or cash, or additionally by mail to Upper Credit Humane Society, 5383 Trafalgar Road, Erin, Ontario N0B 1TO marked “Troopers Fund”. Every donation, either big or small is gratefully received and you can rest assured will continue to help animals with special needs get the care they deserve….but we cannot do it without you!
Judith-Anne Kolu - Volunteer