Success Story: Puffins
A woman has been living in her vehicle for the past 20 years in Eureka, California. She has zero income and receives food stamps. She learned about Feeding Pets of the Homeless from the organization PALS. Her five-year-old Chihuahua was pregnant and experiencing difficulty breathing.
After completing an intake over the phone her homelessness was verified and an appointment at a partner animal hospital was scheduled.
It was first thought that Puffins would need an emergency c-section, but after Puffins was stabilized with IV fluids and medications, she was able to give birth to her litter of puppies on her own. Puffins remained hospitalized for three days. An emergency spay was performed a few weeks later.
Feeding Pets of the Homeless contributed $1,000 towards Puffins’ treatment and received a discount in the amount of $104. Our hospital partner contributed an additional $530 towards her treatment.