Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
On November 27th, The Virginia Beach SPCA will be raising money for the VBSPCA Miracle Medical Fund.
About the Miracle Medical Fund
Our Miracle Medical Fund benefits the medical care of over 3,500 homeless pets annually. Imagine the cost of providing standard preventative veterinary care, such as spay/neuter, flea prevention and vaccinations, for just one pet…then multiply that figure by thousands.
Many of the animals at the VBSPCA have been neglected or abused and require more costly treatment for conditions such as heartworm, broken bones, and dental disease. The VBSPCA must raise over $300,000 to cover the cost of medical care this year.
The more you give, the more animals we are able to treat. The road to their forever homes begins with you. All gifts given on #GivingTuesday will be applied to our Miracle Medical Fund, which provides vaccines, shelter, and medical care to the animals at the VBSPCA.
Examples of Lives Saved by the Miracle Medical Fund
Rufus, a Jack Russell Terrier mix, came to the VBSPCA with a leg that was so badly fractured that the only option was to remove the leg. The Miracle Medical Fund made this surgery possible and Rufus was quickly on the road to recovery. It didn’t take long for Rufus to adjust to life with three legs and within a month of his surgery he was adopted into a new loving family.
Back in 2011, Duncan was a small kitten looking for a home at the Virginia Beach SPCA. But before Duncan could be adopted, his left eye needed to be removed due to a melting ulcer. The Miracle Medical Fund made this surgery possible, and soon Duncan was in a loving home of his own. Years later, Duncan developed issues in his remaining eye, and the cost of treatment forced his family to surrender him back to the VBSPCA. The VBSPCA clinic removed his ulcered eye, eliminating the pain and difficulties associated with his condition. Without the Miracle Medical Fund, Duncan would not have this second chance to find his forever home. Duncan is currently available for adoption at the VBSPCA.
Blue Kitty was transferred to the Virginia Beach SPCA in April. He was only 12 months old, but this was already his third time being transferred to a different shelter. When he arrived at the VBSPCA, his hair was patchy and thinning, he had a wound in his right nostril, and he was malnourished. Blue Kitty struggled to eat, and it was soon discovered that Blue Kitty’s teeth were causing the issues. The clinic staff quickly scheduled a dental surgery and the majority of Blue Kitty’s teeth were removed. The total cost of the required dental surgery was over $240. The Miracle Medical Fund covered over 50% of that cost. After recovering from surgery, Blue Kitty began eating more readily. He gained weight and his hair grew back into a beautiful black coat. Generous donors helped cover the cost of Blue Kitty’s dental surgery, and in August he was adopted into his forever home.
Donate today to our Miracle Medical Fund to help save more live