We sometimes take in dogs who need an unusually extensive procedure — major surgery, an MRI to look for brain damage, a challenging and complex dental on a fragile little jaw that must be done by specialists, etc. Spending a large chunk of money on one of these major medical procedures takes funds that would pay for intake expenses on several dogs — leaving us with a terrible choice: help one dog, or save several?
Maranda landed in a big shelter as a “stray” in 2009, maybe turned loose because both her knees were very damaged. We felt she deserved a chance for adoption and a comfortable future. Surgery to repair her torn knee ligaments was very expensive, despite generous discounts by the surgeon and her foster family’s home clinic. After a lengthy recovery in her foster home, she was adopted to a forever family, with the assurance that Old Dog Haven would cover future surgeries if required. This was Maranda’s only chance for adoption but also for moving without pain. Her story motivated us to begin this fund.
In 2012 the Maranda Fund helped a lovely little Miniature Pinscher, Felicia, who came to us with a huge tumor hanging off her chest. Surgery to remove the tumor was successful, the tumor was benign, and Felicia went home to learn how to walk normally again. She sends her thanks to all who contributed to her regaining her girlish figure.
To contribute to this fund –
By Check: please mark your donation “For the Maranda Fund” and mail your check to: Old Dog Haven; P.O. Box 1409; Oak Harbor, WA 98277-1409
Online: You may donate to the Maranda Fund via The Seattle Foundation’s Click & Pledge program. Please note: “For the Maranda Fund” in the purpose or comment sections of the online form. Click & Pledge Securely here.