Teamwork Saves Cherished Family Pet
Earlier this month, Mr. Brett Kelley came to the shelter in a panic. He and his family adopted Max, a 12-week-old terrier mix a few weeks back and had fallen in love. But Max had stopped eating and drinking and had become lethargic – two of the tell-tale symptoms of parvo. Although he had no funds available to get Max treated, he called a local vet to see if there was anything they could do to help him. The vet referred him to Montgomery Humane Society’s Shelter Intervention Program. The program helps low-income residents keep their pets instead of surrendering them to the shelter. Mr. Kelley’s application was approved and he was referred to Carmichael Road Animal Hospital where Dr. Westbrook and his team administered Colorado State University’s outpatient parvo protocol. Thankfully, Max responded well to this more affordable but effective treatment that was able to be covered by Intervention funds recently made available to the program by a grant from the Petco Love Foundation. Teamwork makes the dream work.