Many of you learned about All Better Pets because of Molly, the dog hit by a snowplow December 2013, sustaining 4 broken limbs. The outpouring of support allowed us not only to get Molly back on all 4 feet, but to reach out to many other abandoned pets with serious medical needs. We have also been able to help other shelters with pets that are in desperate need.
Through this site we will be sharing with you stories of other pets presenting to the ER with serious illness or injury that have recovered and found incredible love! We will also share stories about volunteers behind the scenes that give so much of their time and energy.
All Better Pets is extremely careful with how it uses any funds. Although we would love to help every person with a pet that has a medical condition, our mission is focused on caring for pets that have been abandoned and have no one left to care for them. While we do not believe in unnecessary suffering, we will never refuse to care for an abandoned pet in need. This is not possible without the wonderful support from all of you (financial, emotional, physical, spiritual!). You can contact us directly to make a donation to All Better Pets: (603) 413-0454, visit us at 55 Carl Drive (off South Willow, near the airport), or fill out our contact form). We know that what we do would not be possible without YOU!
Here’s the original email that helped Molly during a time of incredible need, sent out to 10 people but ultimately reaching thousands!
I write this to you on behalf of Molly, a 3 yr old Australian Shepherd, hit last evening (Tuesday, Dec. 17th) by a plow truck. She came to our emergency room in her owner’s arms, unable to walk and bleeding. A quick assessment demonstrated that she was mentally okay (and even wagged her tail!) and did not appear to have serious internal injury. X-rays however, revealed that she has broken all 4 limbs.
The owner stated when he arrived to the ER that he had no means to care for Molly’s injuries and asked about taking her home to die. The doctor on duty discussed humane euthanasia. I was spending the night at AVC with my children as the storm meant that my husband would be plowing and clearing the walkways for the evening. When we returned from dinner, I met Molly, heard the story and saw the syringe of euthanasia laying on the counter beside her. “Is there another option for her” I asked myself.
So with confidence that we could get a group of people to help Molly, we offered surrender to the owner, to allow us to make decisions for her. The owner, in tears, agreed to give her up. He left the building crying.
Save Molly – Help this Veteran
As Molly’s owner drove away, the receptionist who was clearing the walkways, noticed the license plate, “Veteran.” This man came to us with no money, no plan and no expectation. I want to give a veteran something wonderful for Christmas … his dog. Will you help me get the word out? I am looking for 200 people to contribute $20 or 400 people to contribute $10. These are fractures that I cannot repair myself and will need to bring in a surgeon. I estimate our cost to the surgeon will approach $4000. We feel that Molly’s injuries are treatable.
All Better Pets is our 501(c) non-profit, created for abandoned, injured, homeless animals. To date we have cared for and placed over 200 pets. If you or someone you know would like to make a donation for Molly’s care, please call (603-669-2002) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or even better, stop by to see us!
You can also make a donation online by going to our Go Fund Me campaign.
*If requested we can send you a receipt. Any donation can be claimed on your tax return.
Dr. Deborah Kelloway