Before I share this little find of a story with you, I wanted to apologize for being absent this week. It certainly went by a lot quicker than I thought. Other commitments have taken on a bigger role in my life lately, so the blog has taken a bit of a back seat. I appreciate my loyal followers checking in and reading what I have to post or share. I hope the weekly "Purr View" review helps too.
This weekend I am neck deep in animal stuff: later today I am doing the last spring vaccine clinic for the Pike County Humane Society. These vaccine clinics can raise thousands of dollars for this wonderful group. A few very dedicated people literally spend their entire day, week after week, taking care of and taking in animals that are abandoned, sick or just dropped off by the owners. 99% of these cats and dogs are sweet, beautiful creatures. A few will have major medical issues. This never stops Barry and Janet (who run the shelter and live on site) from doing what needs to be done - oftentimes, this means going to the specialists at Valley Central in Whitehall, PA or coming to us for the stuff we handle in general practice. All this means they need to continually raise funds.
I visited the shelter this past week since I am now the official veterinarian on record for them. The place is really neat. Dogs don't live in cages but have free roam of several areas. They all get along great and are very happy. The cats have some cool rooms to just hang and sleep and be kitties in and they too, get along well. They have a few isolation areas for those animals that need to be sequestered due to illness or questions on behavior.
I hope we can continue to raise money for these fine folks. They literally LIVE for the animals.
Tomorrow, I am doing another Operation Catsnip with a few other vets down in Allentown. We spay and neuter kitties at a low cost for the owners.
Anyhow, this is a neat story about a surgery on a cute little dog named Blueberry.