Stories

27 11, 2017

Piper the Pit Bull

By |November 27th, 2017|Categories: Stories|

Piper was found in a home where she was badly neglected. Neighbors frequently observed the pit bull pup roaming around the neighborhood with her front leg dangling–she was obviously in severe pain and discomfort. Piper's owners were aware of her condition but failed to seek veterinary help of any kind. Eventually, a good Samaritan was [...]

25 09, 2017

Frankie the Husky

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: Stories|

A gorgeous 8-week old husky with piercing blue eyes by the name of Frankie was brought into the veterinary hospital in severe respiratory distress; he was gasping for air and was very close to death. Frankie was one of a large litter of husky puppies that were in the care of a breeder. Unfortunately, the [...]

23 08, 2017

Hulk the Pit Bull – Unwanted and Gasping for Air

By |August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Stories|

A tiny 8-week-old grey and white pit bull was brought into the emergency clinic because he couldn’t breathe. The owner handed him across the desk to the receptionist and said, “I don’t want this puppy! He is too much trouble!” Healing Haven was called and we immediately agreed to take on full responsibility for [...]

13 10, 2016

Timmy the Cat

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Stories|

Timmy was brought in to the animal hospital for severe symptoms associated with vestibular syndrome. He was unable to walk, he had a head tilt, nystagmus (eyes rapidly moving back and forth), and vomiting. He was in terrible shape when he arrived. His owner approved all of the care necessary to treat his symptoms [...]

28 09, 2016

Faith the Kitten

By |September 28th, 2016|Categories: Stories|

Faith is a 10 week old kitten brought to the emergency clinic in critical condition. She had horrific wounds to her front right leg and a secondary infection that was slowly killing her. She was also suffering from a severe maggot infestation of the wounds. Despite her awful condition, she still managed to purr when we [...]

28 09, 2016

Saki the Shih Tzu

By |September 28th, 2016|Categories: Stories|

Saki is a 12-year-old Shih Tzu whom is very loved by her family. Sadly, she developed a life threatening medical condition called pyometra. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus that can occur in unspayed females. The uterus fills with puss and the pet becomes seriously ill. When Saki was presented to the veterinarian [...]

5 08, 2016

Red the Dachshund

By |August 5th, 2016|Categories: Stories|

Red is a beautiful three-year-old dachshund who sadly became acutely paralyzed last week due to intervertebral disc disease–a common condition seen in his breed. Although his owners wanted to do everything possible to help him, the expense of the surgery was beyond what they were able to pay. That’s when Healing Haven stepped in. [...]

22 07, 2016

Mallie – A Loving American Eskimo

By |July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Stories|

Mallie, a 6-year-old American Eskimo, is an important part of his family. His guardian had recently fallen on hard times. Within one year, she lost her husband and her job. Not a day would go by that she didn't rely on this loving, loyal dog to help boost her spirit. But, unfortunately, Mallie's guardian was [...]

22 06, 2016

Getting Hit By a Car Saved His Life

By |June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Stories|

Darby is a five-year-old beagle/dachshund mix that was brought to an emergency hospital after being hit by a car. The day before, Darby’s primary veterinarian had diagnosed him with a foreign body in his stomach. Instead of pursuing surgery, Darby’s owners decided that they were going to euthanize him the next day. On the [...]

13 05, 2016

Grace the Calico Cat with Head Trauma Clings to Life

By |May 13th, 2016|Categories: Stories|

Grace is a beautiful calico cat that was hit by a car and suffered severe head and face injuries. She was initially blind and deaf following the trauma. Her face was severely swollen and distorted. She was a stray so there was no one to pay for her life saving treatment. Healing Haven stepped in [...]

15 04, 2016

Ella Grace the The Bull Terrier – Update

By |April 15th, 2016|Categories: Stories|

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of Healing Haven’s beautiful rescues, Ella Grace.Sadly, Ella developed megaesophagus and was brought back from her home in Pennsylvania to our clinic for treatment. She was admitted to the hospital and had been doing very well. We were optimistic that she would [...]

5 04, 2016

Legos the Kitten – Multiple Surgeries

By |April 5th, 2016|Categories: Stories|

A Good Samaritan brought Legos to the Selden emergency hospital. She was just 8 weeks old and had a mangled back leg and severe wounds to her abdomen. She was in shock and in very critical condition. The emergency staff administered fluids, antibiotics and pain medications in order to try to save her life. Legos surprised [...]

20 03, 2016

Bentley the Bunny – Tumor Surgery

By |March 20th, 2016|Categories: Stories|

Bentley is a little girl’s bunny and best friend. He was diagnosed with an abscessed tumor of his chest area that was getting larger by the day. Because of the stress it was causing on his body he developed life threatening gastrointestinal issues. Unfortunately, his owners could not afford the surgery that he needed. [...]

7 03, 2016

Ella Grace – Bull Terrier – Hit By Car

By |March 7th, 2016|Categories: Stories|

Please see follow-up story on Ella Grace: Ella Grace Update Ella was a 5 month old Staffordshire bull terrier mix that came to the ER clinic after being hit by a car. Sadly, her back was broken resulting in rear limb paralysis. Her owners had elected euthanasia, however, Healing Haven Animal Foundation stepped in and [...]