March 31, 2020Success Stories

Success Story – Rev

In January, Feeding Pets of the Homeless™ received a call from a disabled woman living in an RV.  She receives SSI but has bounced between a parking lot and a maintenance yard in Stockton, CA for the past six years with no utilities, but sometimes is allowed to hook up a hose for water.  She called us about Rev, her 9-year-old male domestic long hair tuxedo cat.  Rev was in pain.  She took him to the vet, and they said he might have crystals in his bladder, and she couldn’t afford to have diagnostics done. She called seeking our help.  After verifying her homelessness with the Salvation Army, we approved an examination at a partner animal hospital in the area.

After the exam, the vet recommended, and we approved, x-rays, urinalysis and medications.  Four days later, Rev wasn’t improving. We signed off on a recheck, and the vet recommended bloodwork.  The bloodwork revealed Rev had a urinary tract infection. The hospital offered us $240 in discounts, and we provided an additional $738.00 to cover Rev’s treatment.

We received a call on February 4th and Rev’s mom left this message: “I want to thank you, Laura and all involved, for saving my cat, Rev’s life. Words are not enough. If there is anything I can do for your cause, please let me know. I love you all.”

Later we received a kind thank you card in the mail.  See below.

Stories like Rev’s happen every day. Without Feeding Pets of the Homeless™ and its supporters this story would have turned out much differently. Thank you to all who continue to support Feeding Pets of the Homeless™, you are the real heroes of this story. Your donations are used to help bring emergency and lifesaving medical treatment to those pets, like Rev, who need it the most.