About the Pet-in-Need Fund

Most of the pets that come to Helping Strays need very basic medical care. Spay or neuter, vaccines and parasite screening and prevention are generally all that is required. Sometimes, though, a pet arrives injured or ill. Many medical problems are treatable and the pet, once healed, can live a normal, full and happy life. Sometimes the injuries and medical conditions are extensive and very costly to treat. Orphaned puppies and kittens also need extra help,The Pet-In-Need Fund is used exclusively for expenses involved in treating the injured, ill, abused and orphaned animals who make their way to Helping Strays.The Pet-In-Need Fund allows us to take in these animals and provide the treatment they so desperately need.

 

Ranging from burns and broken bones, through heartworm treatment and eye surgery, Pet-In-Need gets cats and dogs with treatable problems on the road to health and a permanent, loving home. Often, several animals will be enrolled in PIN simultaneously.

 

 

Success Stories

Charlie's Christmas is a hard one-she is losing an eye. Read more...
Sometimes, peeing on the bed is about more than just a dirty litter box. Diablo needed emergency help. Read more...
Little man with a big heart and a shattered body, Huxley would endure a lot of pain before he could play with children again. Read more...
Major has a big heart and an active mind. Unfortunately, his body can't keep up. Shallow hip sockets meant a short, painful life for this boy, if Helping Strays couldn't help him. Read more...

Enrolled Pets

Olaf, a beautiful husky, came to Helping Strays heartworm positive. Olaf will begin heartworm treatment soon and is lucky to have a family who will adopt him after treatment is over. Read more...
Duke, a Lab/Great Dane mix, was rescued from a kill shelter. Sadly, this calm, gentle giant tested positive for heartworms and will be going through a tough treatment. Read more...
Timmy came from the streets of East St. Louis with oil and tar in his fur, very underweight, and heartworm positive. Read more...
Bella was rescued from a kill shelter. She tested positive for heartworms and will be going through a tough treatment. Read more...
Skylar was rescued from the streets after she was abandoned and tied to a chain. She tested positive for heartworms and will be going through a tough treatment. Read more...
Jake is a large lab mix puppy who suffers from hip dysplasia and will soon be having surgery and rehab. He is a happy guy who loves to run and play and gets along with everyone he meets. Read more...
Brody is a young lab/shar pei mix with hip dysplasia who will need surgery on both hips. Read more...