Milo is in critical condition

We are kicking off “May of Giving”, a month-long series of opportunities for you to join us in making a difference for the animals at Pets Alive. During this time period, we are honored that Sidewalk Angels Foundation will match your gift up to $20,000 for double the impact!

As we kick off this campaign, how fitting that today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of unity and giving as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. While this pandemic has shut down the country, our work continues. Just this past week alone, we took in several animals with medical needs. We invite you to stand beside us so these homeless animals have a second chance.

Milo gets examined by our veterinarian

Milo, a young Beagle just shy of two years old, was brought to the veterinarian when he became gravely ill. Initial blood work showed dangerously high liver enzyme levels. The owners could not afford treatment and wanted Milo euthanized, however, we could not turn our backs on him and knew he deserved a second chance.

He is now at Catskill Veterinary Services, PLLC where he is undergoing a variety of tests, including a liver biopsy, to determine the cause of his illness. In the meantime, Milo is on IV fluids and supportive care.

Milo is safe at Pets Alive

Then there’s Lieutenant Dan, a young male cat that was found in a busy commercial parking lot. He is friendly – but also scared, cowering into the corner of his quarantine enclosure.

While he looks normal while lying down, when he stands up, it becomes obvious something tragic happened to him early in life. His back two legs are severed at the knee. They are healed over which leads us to believe he may have had an accident when he was a kitten, but he seems to have adapted to his deformity.

Lieutenant Dan will receive a complete examination by our veterinarian to ensure he doesn’t have any other underlying conditions. He will also need to be neutered, and requires vaccinations, a microchip, deworming, and flea application.

Lastly, we have an update on Cailan, our Warrior of Life, a horse we rescued on Saturday from near-death. He lived in a muddy field with his mother with no access to grass, feed, or fresh water. His mother succumbed to this abuse just a day prior, but Cailan, emaciated and starved, is now safe at Pets Alive.

Yesterday our veterinarian came to Pets Alive and examined Cailan, estimated to be 16 years old. He has a body score of 2.5-3.0, a numerical scale used to evaluate the amount of fat on a horse’s body. It is half of what it should be; 5.0 is considered normal. He also suffers from muscle atrophy, the result of starvation and lack of space to move around. Cailan got vaccinated, had blood drawn, and will require x-rays on all four legs. He also has parasites so we ran a test to determine the severity of this condition and we will treat him appropriately. He is now on the road to a better life and is enjoying the green grass in our pasture.

Cailan gets examined by our veterinarian

COVID-19 has changed the way we all live, but Milo, Lieutenant Dan and Cailan are living proof it hasn’t changed the need for our life-saving work. Be part of this journey and donate today to make a difference in the lives of all the animals at Pets Alive awaiting their forever home and those that will come through our doors tomorrow.

Your gift will be doubled for twice the impact up to $20,000.

ps…prefer to send a donation check? Mail us a check to: Pets Alive, 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY 10940 and write “Giving Tuesday” on the check.

Thank you for your everlasting support.

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