“Lily’s” story brought tears to the eyes and smiles to the lips of our shelter’s Facebook friends. When we found her in a crate near our Dumpster on a cold morning in February, she was severely injured, cold and scared. We frequently tap into our Trippa Fund to give Lily, and pets like her, the care needed to recover and find a fur-ever home. Please give to give a pet a second chance.
YOU CAN YOU HELP more adoptable pets like “Lily,” “Winter” and “Dallas.” Designate your online donation to the Trippa Fund, call our shelter at (563) 388-6655 or mail your donation to HSSC, 2802 West Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52804.
“Trippa” came to us as a stray, limping on her right hind leg. Although the friendly rat terrier/Jack Russell terrier mix had no microchip and no one came to claim her, we knew somebody must have loved the little stray because her nails had been painted pink.
A trip to the veterinarian did not bring good news. Her leg was shattered beyond repair and required amputation at an estimated cost of $400 to $500 for the surgery. To make matters worse, Trippa was diagnosed with Parvo, a highly contagious and potentially fatal virus.
But “Trippa” is a fighter! She recovered from the virus and her young body began to heal itself. Although she will always walk with a limp, the veterinarian recommended against surgery and our little terrier went to her fur-ever home on all four legs with her new pet parent Debbie Cleveland!
Not all of the sick and injured animals who come to the shelter are so lucky. The fund established in her name and honor helps us care for these unfortunate little ones until they are healthy enough to be adopted by a loving pet parent family.
Thank you to our Trippa Fund donors!
Mike Backstrom – in memory of “Rocky”
In memory of Thomas Bell
Victor and Sharon Bianchetta
Bruce and Laura Carter
Michael and Carol Cather
David and Kathleen Lewis
Barbara and Frank Bockenfeld
Car Freshener Corp. – in memory of Shirley Olive
Vicki and Maurice Debachere
Mike DeWitte – “The Barrel House”
Chuck and Mary Doss
Family on Fox Ridge Road
Mary L. Gehl
Sheila Gosa for “Fancy”
Dr. Mike Hartman
Kathy and Kevin Holle
Al and Pat Mehlhouse – in memory of our faithful loving dog “Lady”
Richard and Elizabeth Melton
Ray and Sheila Nelson
Maureen O’Harra – in memory of “Starshine”
A. Christine and Robert Perry
Joan and Steve Petersen
Phoenix Closures, Inc.
Debbie and Douglas Rowley
Debbie Schmidt – in honor of Hug Your Cat Day for “Constance”
Carol Snay – in honor of Dawn Teague
Patrick Stoffers – in memory of Helen Riessen
Sara and Joe Suttles
Tails of Joy – in memory of John Totemeier
Mrs. Edwin Vensland
Pamella and Mark Wells
Don Wolfram – in memory of “Willie” and “Retta”
Pamela and William Wuestenberg
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