2020 Vet Match
What is a vet match?
For every dollar donated during a vet match, participating veterinarians donate a dollar in veterinary services. That means, during a match, a $25 donation has a $50 impact, a $50 donation has a $100 impact, and so on.
Double Your Impact
The coronavirus crisis has hit our community’s homeless animals hard. Many have had to wait much longer to find their forever homes. And many animals lost their homes because their families, struggling with illness and job losses, could no longer afford to care for them.
Your support allows SPCA Wake to provide essential supplies and lifesaving medical care to the pets who need them most. Anneliese and Kristen are two pets in our care right now that need extra medical attention.
Who Your Support Helps
Kristen came to SPCA Wake in early March. Staff knew she had heartworm disease before she arrived, but they noticed something was off about Kristen’s hips. When it came time for her first heartworm treatment, Kristen was sent to an offsite vet for x-rays. Heartworm treatment is normally done at the Pet Adoption Center, but we don’t have the necessary equipment to x-rays on-site. The x-rays showed some degeneration of the hips and bridging of the spine. Kristen was put on a joint supplement and fish oil to keep her comfortable.
While she was there, staff noticed a mass on her elbow. The mass was aspirated and determined to be a mast cell tumor. Kristen needs to return to have the mass removed and biopsied. Without this access to an offsite veterinarian, Kristen would not have received the care she needed.
Anneliese joined us in June of 2019. She prefers life without other pets, so she’s lived primarily in foster homes since her arrival at SPCA Wake. Her foster parents all agree – Anneliese is a sweetheart! She is cuddly and affectionate and has quickly won the hearts of all her foster parents.
Over the past 11 months, Anneliese was treated for repeated ear infections. Eventually, it was recommended that Anneliese have a TECA surgery, short for total ear canal ablation. Surgery is always a last resort, but our staff veterinarian agreed it was important to reduce Anneliese’s pain and improve her quality of life. She had surgery at the end of April and is recovering in a foster home.