CARE of South Bend is working to create a community, with an emphasis on population control, where no animal of reasonable health or temperament is euthanized simply because he or she does not have a home.

Dogs We Have Helped

Here are some of the animals that we have helped over the years through our Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund.

Ziggy

Ziggy

Sweet little Ziggy was found as a stray. Weeks passed and his family never came looking for him. Sadly, poor Ziggy had horrible teeth that were causing him pain. CARE gladly stepped in to help this little guy with his needed medical care and he is now living happily ever after in a loving home.

Liberty

Liberty

Liberty is a beautiful girl who arrived at a local shelter with her own set of issues. Despite her issues, she was a loving girl who found a wonderful family to adopt her. Shortly after this little girl settled into her new home it was discovered that she was heart worm positive. Sadly, due to the expense of treating heartworm, her family was left with limited options. For that reason, CARE stepped in and paid for Liberty’s heartworm treatment. Fortunately, Liberty is expected to make a full recovery and will live happily ever after in her home.

Angel

Angel

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, sweet little Angel had developed a severe case of pneumonia which required extensive treatment.

Blake

Blake

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Blake was a handsome little guy who was heartworm positive and required treatment.

Lydia

Lydia

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund Lydia received the care she needed to treat a severe respiratory infection.

Quentin

Quentin

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund Quentin received the medical care he needed to address a large, weeping mass that was on his neck.

Bebe

Bebe

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Bebe received the care she needed to remove an abdominal tumor as well as having several teeth extracted.

Wilbur

Wilbur

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, sweet Wilbur had what appeared to be burns on his back. With the help of the fund and the love and affection of a Heartland Small Animal Rescue Foster home, Wilbur received the love and care he needed.

Everett

Everett

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, this handsome guy (Everett) arrived at the shelter with a large tumor on his stomach that required surgery.

Lincoln

Lincoln

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, poor little Lincoln arrived at the shelter with a lot of difficulty with walking. Lincoln required diagnostic tests not available at the shelter in order to determine the best course of treatment. It was determined that Lincoln had a broken pelvis. Fortunately, his pelvis healed and he was later adopted.

Lucky

Lucky

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Lucky was a pup who had been hit by a bus and required surgery.

Darla

Darla

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Darla had a severe eye infection that required surgery.

Franklin

Franklin

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Franklin was a sweet little guy who required medical care that was beyond what the shelter staff could provide.

Possum

Possum

Helped by the Rescue Outreach Program and CARE grants, Possum was a sweet old girl who was heartworm positive and required treatment.

Arietta

Arietta

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Arietta had developed a severe case of pneumonia that required hospitalization.

Lug Nut

Lug Nut

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, poor Lug Nut developed a severe scrotal hematoma that required a trip to the emergency vet clinic.

Toby

Toby

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Toby was a handsome guy who arrived with a muscle injury that required diagnostic tests to confirm the best course of treatment.

Mooshie

Mooshie

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, poor little Mooshie arrived at the shelter heartworm positive and required treatment.

Gummy Bear

Gummy Bear

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Gummy Bear had developed bone/muscle growth deformities as a puppy. He required diagnostic exams to determine the best course of treatment.

Kiereck

Kiereck

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, sweet Kiereck had arrived at the shelter severely emaciated. Diagnostic tests were performed in order to provide her with the proper care for her recovery.

Gracie

Gracie

Helped by CARE grants & the Rescue Outreach Program, because shelters can present some serious health risks for newborn puppies, Gracie and her newborn pups were transported to an out of state, foster based rescue just days before Christmas.

Diana

Diana

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Diana the kitty was found in her cage one morning with severe hemorrhaging of the uterus. Soon after she was stabilized, Diana had a spay surgery to remove her uterus.

Ivy

Ivy

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, poor little Ivy developed a severe case of pneumonia and the shelter that required hospitalization.

Bart

Bart

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Bart was a sweetheart who arrived at the shelter being heartworm positive and required treatment.

Trooper

Trooper

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Trooper was a sweet dog who had been hit by a car and left by the side of the road. His front leg had been broken and because of the severity of the break, Trooper had his front leg amputated.

Piggy

Piggy

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Piggy was a beautiful girl who required surgery to correct a painful condition of the eye called Entropion.

Fireball

Fireball

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Fireball was a sweet boy who required immediate and prolonged medical care for extensive injuries sustained in a fire.

Wyatt

Wyatt

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Wyatt was a happy-go lucky guy who needed surgery to correct a condition known as Happy Tail.

Vernon

Vernon

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Vernon was a BIG lovable lug who was heartworm positive and required treatment.

Ella

Ella

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Ella arrived at the shelter with a complete break to her front leg which required surgery.

Aiden

Aiden

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Aiden arrived at the shelter with a complete break to his front, left leg which required surgery.

Baby Girl

Baby Girl

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, Baby Girl had a number of health issues not the least of which was being heartworm positive.

Eli

Eli

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, handsome Eli required a surgery to correct a painful condition of the eye called Entropion.

SweetPea and Hambone

SweetPea and Hambone

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, these 2 sweeties had a series of health issues. Poor SweetPea arrived at the shelter with a severely prolapsed uterus which required immediate medical attention. Handsome Hambone had a number of medical issues which required a very prolonged hospitalization.

Phoenix

Phoenix

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, poor Phoenix arrived at the shelter with severe burns all over her body. Upon arrival at the shelter she was rushed to the hospital. Sadly, despite aggressive medical care and an abundance of love and attention, the damage caused to her poor little body was too severe. Phoenix did not survive. Although she did cross the rainbow bridge, we are glad that she was given a fighting chance at survival. RIP sweet girl.

Tanner

Tanner

Helped by the Hope and Second Chances Veterinary Fund, poor Tanner arrived at the shelter severely emaciated. Once at the hospital, he received aggressive medical attention and an abundance of love and care. Sadly, because the damage that was done to his organs from the prolonged food deprivation was so severe, Tanner did not survive. However, we are glad that Tanner was given a fighting chance at survival. RIP sweet boy.

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