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East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Soja’s Story

A few weeks ago, we received a call from Soja’s mom seeking help for her beloved pet. Soja had trouble eating, his teeth were falling out, and he was in obvious pain. He needed veterinary care to help ease the pain in his mouth.

Thanks to our veterinary partner Hillside Animal Hospital, we were able to get him in for an examination. We quickly learned that Soja’s teeth were rotting, infected, and causing extreme pain, and the vet recommended multiple extractions. Poor Soja ended up having to have every tooth in his mouth removed (except one!). But while he is in pain now, in a few weeks he will be feeling better than ever! He was excited to return home to his mama, with a whole case of soft food to help him adjust to life without teeth! Soja received vet care through our East Side Pet Crisis Fund. Thanks to this fund, he no longer has to live and eat in pain.

Our East Side Pet Crisis Fund helps keep families whole. Many of the residents we aid with this fund have nowhere else to turn. But we can only help when funds are available. With your help, we can make a difference by keeping pets with their loving owners and out of area shelters. Donate today!

This story was made possible thanks to our veterinary partner Hillside Animal Hospital and financial support from the Banfield Foundation and supporters like you!

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