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Help Me Heal

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Every day, the Animal League rescues animals from places where they would otherwise be destroyed, and our no-kill philosophy means that we give each animal the care they need – the care and the second chance that they deserve. Some pets come to us with urgent medical needs ranging from broken bones, skin burns or infections necessitating critical care, to other orthopedic or medical issues requiring surgical intervention. Some animals also come to us with deep emotional scars due to neglect and mistreatment.

Please make a donation today to our Help Me Heal Program, and help us nurture many more animals back to health.

Featured Story: Help Scooter Heal

Found abandoned in a pop-up trailer in Mountain City, Tennessee, Scooter was was suffering from demodectic mange, with little hair covering his red-colored body and face. Despite his distressing pain, Scooter was still radiating with friendliness and affection— as described by Dr. Marina Tejada, supervising veterinarian at our Pet Health Centers, “He’s super, super sweet, and probably one of the friendliest dogs I’ve ever met.” Read Full Story

More Help Me Heal Stories

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Fritz’s life has really turned around. With his wound finally healed, this young cat is back to being his loving and playful self. And to top it off, he’s also been adopted! Thanks to the dedicated team inside our Pet Health Centers, Fritz made it through the pain and came out a new cat with a new life ahead. But none of this would have been possible without the generous support of our Help Me Heal Program.
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Prince, the sweet poodle who captured our hearts, is doing well after his surgery and his road to recovery continues. “Surgery to stabilize the right side of Prince’s pelvis went well. There was no further nerve damage caused by the surgery and this was the risk,” said Dr. Mark Verdino, Animal League America’s Senior Vice President and Chief of Veterinary Staff. Prince started his physical therapy at the Animal Medical Center and has now returned to our Pet Health Centers to continue his rehabilitation.
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Wanda arrived at our Pet Health Centers from one of our Rescue partners in Tennessee. She had been hit by a car and suffered a severe pelvic fracture. When she arrived she also had significant swelling to her lower lumbar area. Would Animal League America be able to help her?
Animal League America received an urgent appeal from Animal Care Centers of Brooklyn (ACC), after Mr. Gray was rescued from the streets. His eyeball was popped forward out of its socket, most likely due to a sudden trauma, and has been like that for a while. His jaw also was moved out of place and suffered a fracture. Mr. Gray needed special surgery that the ACC staff knew we could provide at our accredited Pet Health Centers.
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Archie’s road to recovery is complete! Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, from our Help Me Heal program, Archie has made a remarkable recovery and is fit and ready for his next adventure:  finding a loving, responsible home.
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We are happy to report that Ila is just about fully healed from her eye surgery. “Ila is doing fantastic. She has made herself right at home,” says her foster care mom, Nikki. In fact, she fit in so well that Nikki decided to adopt her and make her a permanent part of her family!
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Thanks to the support of our generous donors, Dozer is making a speedy recovery. The once infected and damaged coat of the young Pittie mix is healing nicely, and his peppy, friendly personality continues to make him a favorite around our no-kill campus.
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At just two months old and weighing just over a pound and a half, Boots arrived at our Port Washington, N.Y. campus off a rescue transport from Virginia in dire need of medical care. The diminutive kitten was suffering from a serious ailment that left him struggling to breathe, but it wasn’t until reviewing the results of his X-rays that our veterinary team realized Boots’ condition was life-threatening.
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Sadie is all grown up and showing no signs of her tragic past. She looks wonderful and best of all she’s happy, healthy and in a new home! Sadie is enjoying all that best things in life, like playing with treat balls, sleeping on the sofa and, most of all, helping her Mom “do” her work. 
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No living creature should have to suffer the pain and uncertainty that Rudy must have felt as he lay helplessly on the side of the road after being violently struck by a car or truck. He was picked up by Animal Care and Control and rushed to Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers. After a successful reconstructive surgery, this 9-month old Tabby is recovering in a new Foster home.