Lady and Lilly

by austinpetsalive • Posted in: Fundraising

This is Lady, not feeling well, right before she was taken to the Heart of Texas veterinary specialty center today for pneumonia from smoke inhalation.  She’s joining her sister, Lilly, who was rushed there yesterday and is still very sick with pneumonia and burns.

We met them at the vet clinic we had set up in Bastrop.  Their mom had lost everything in the fires and could not afford treatment for them, but was desperate to save them.  Unfortunately, their injuries are more severe than what our clinic can provide.

Even with generous discounts, the bills have already added up significantly.  We are hoping to raise $2,500 to pay for their continued treatment.

Lady, the younger of the two, is faring better than her older sister, Lilly, who is having a very tough time.

We hope you will join us in donating to their medical costs so that we can keep this family together and sending good thoughts for Lilly.

Update:  Both girls are doing better, but both are still pretty sick.  The bulk of the expensive part of the treatment has ended, though, and have left a $6,000 bill, even with a nice discount from the vet clinic.

5 Responses to "Lady and Lilly"

  1. sarasays: September 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    has the owner contacted or the onyx and Breezy foundation for help, too?

  2. Meauxsays: September 19, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Chipped in. May that sweet head no longer droop and her lungs clear. I hope you will keep us updated.

  3. Tina Davissays: September 20, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I am involved with a small private school here in Houston, Holy Spirit Epsicopal, and the 3rd and 4th graders want to do a fundraiser in October for the animals that were affected in the wildfires. Could you please send me some information and is that something that is needed there? Also, if so…I would like some more stories like these that I can share with the children to help make it more personal for them.
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    Thank you!
    Tina Davis

  4. amysays: September 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Tina,
    If you would like to show your kids some pictures there are lots of pictures on Austin Humane Society FB page. Some of the pictures maybe a little hard for your kiddos to look at. Many of the animals were burned on their paws and faces. It is so sad to look at. There are also pictures of pets being reunited with their familes, that may be something the kids would like to see. Also there is a site that has two list right next to each other of pets still missing and found pets looking for their families.

    Tell your students THANK YOU for wanting to help our these poor babies, they desperatly need it. It is overwhelming the amount of pets still missing and those that are still waiting to be reunited with their people. : (

  5. Seiji Ishiisays: September 21, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Gave what I could. Thanks for all you do. Hoping for the best.