AFRP Medical Fund

Animal Friends Rescue Project fills a niche in our community by rescuing animals that would otherwise be euthanized. The animals that need our help the most are those animals that will never make it to the adoption floor because of major or minor medical needs. Our municipal animal shelters do not have the funding or resources available to help these dogs and cats, and that’s where AFRP steps in.

The animals featured on this page were scheduled to be put down because they were injured strays that could not be put up for adoption at local shelters. AFRP transfers these at-risk animals to our AFRP Vet Clinic, where they get the compassionate and skilled care they need to recover and go on to find loving, lifelong homes. When necessary, we contract with board certified specialists to provide services. Your support makes these lifesaving rescues possible!

  • Examples of Major Medical Procedures and their Associated Costs to AFRP:

FHO surgery (for hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, fracture): $1,200 - $2,000

Parvovirus treatment: $1,000 - $2,000

Amputation: $800 - $1,500

Pinning or plating of broken bones:  $1,800- $3,500

Enucleation (eye removal surgery): $800 - $1,200

Dental/Extractions: $500 - $1,200

Please help by making a donation to our general medical fund, or donate towards the care of your favorite animal in need below. Your gift will save lives. Thank you!

AFRP Medical Pets

Featured Medical Pet of the week

Norbert

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 1 Year
Gender: Male

Norbert is a 1-year-old terrier mix that arrived at the Hitchcock Road Animals Services in a state of severe neglect. He was unable to walk on his badly swollen right hind leg, and he was also lame in his right front leg. Covered in fleas, dirt and matted fur, it was obvious that it had been some time since anyone cared for this sweet little dog. Norbert had x-rays done at the vet hospital, and he was sedated so that several badly infected puncture wounds could be drained and treated. He is currently on pain medication and is recovering in the comfort of his loving foster home. Soon he will undergo another x-ray evaluation to determine whether he might need orthopedic surgery to correct some issues with his front legs. Despite experiencing some bumps in the road of life, Norbert is an upbeat little guy with lots of love to share. Your donations will help Norbert get the second chance he deserves. Thank you!


Norbert's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund
Bonnie Bragg

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Saoirse

Breed: Shepherd Mix
Age: 8 Months
Gender: Female

Saoirse (Seersha) is a lovely 8-month-old shepherd mix who was found on the side of the road by a Good Samaritan. She had been hit by a car and suffered a badly broken right hind leg. Unable to put any weight on her injured leg upon arrival at the Hitchcock Road Animal Services, AFRP was contacted for help. We had Saoirse transferred to VCA All Pets in Salinas, and she underwent orthopedic surgery to pin her fractured leg. Currently on restricted activity in foster care, Saoirse has proven to be a very sweet dog that grateful for her second chance. She has a lot of pent-up puppy wiggles and she is thrilled that she has been cleared by the vet and can resume normal activity! Saoirse is now available for adoption. Your donation, large or small, will help homeless dogs like Saoirse get the medical care they need. Thank you!

Saoirse's Donors

The Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund

 

 

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Kolby

Breed: Medium Mixed Breed
Age: 3 Years
Gender: Male

Kolby is a three-year-old medium mixed breed that arrived at the Hitchcock Road Animal Services after ingesting rat poison. He was very sick and needed immediate medical attention. The anticoagulant toxins in rat poison caused Kolby to bruise and bleed uncontrollably. Without emergency hospitalization and administration of vitamin K, Kolby would have lost his life. Instead, after six days of round-the-clock care at Pet Specialists of Monterey, Kolby is now in foster care and is feeling better every day. Your support provides hope, love and kindness to animals like Kolby in desperate need of lifesaving medical care. Thank you for donation towards his medical expenses.

Kolby's Donors

The Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund

 

 

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Fiona

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age:4 Months
Gender: Female

Fiona is a sweet 4-month-old puppy that was found by a Good Samaritan and taken to the Hitchcock Road Animal Services. She was covered with blood and appeared to have been attacked by a larger dog. Fiona's wounds were treated and she underwent a series of x-rays that showed that she had several broken ribs but luckily she did not appear to have any damage to her internal organs. Fiona is currently in foster care, where she got loads of love and TLC while her activity is restricted to give her ribs a chance to heal. She was recently cleared for adoption and is ready for her forever home. Thank you for donating towards Fiona's medical expenses.

Fiona's Donors

The Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund

 

 

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Barney

Breed: DSH Brown Tabby
Age: 1 Year
Gender: Male

Barney is a happy-go-lucky young tabby that came to AFRP from the Hitchcock Road Animal Services. Placed in foster care while being treated for stubborn upper respiratory symptoms, it became apparent that Barney had some more complex medical needs that would require a visit to a specialist. He underwent skull x-rays to see if he might need surgery to remove possible nasal polyps that are causing his constant congestion, but the results were negative. Barney currently receives a combination of medications and treatments to assist with his congestion and nasal discharge which will likely be life-long.  Despite all his challenges, Barney is the sweetest and bounciest cat ever. Thank you for supporting Barney by making a donation towards his medical expenses. Happy news, Barney was recently adopted!

Barney's Donors

Clara Wang
Rena Henderson
Marjorie Bullock
Nina Harrison

 

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Billie

Breed: Small Mixed Breed
Age: 1 Year
Gender: Female

Billie is a happy-go-lucky 1-year-old Chihuahua Mix that came to AFRP from San Jose Animal Care and Control as an injured stray. Most likely hit by a car, X-rays showed that Billie had a fractured hip and she underwent FHO surgery in March, 2021.  Billie recovered nicely in foster care, and now she is ready for a home of her own.   Thank you for helping this delightful little dog get the second chance she deserved.

Billies's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund
Michelle O'Brien

 

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Carisa

Breed: Terrier Mix
Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Carisa is a sweet and gentle 1-year-old Terrier mix that was hit by a car when running loose in Salinas. A Good Samaritan saw the accident, and took Carisa to the Hitchcock Road Animal Services. Without the resources to treat a dog with expensive medical needs, the shelter contacted AFRP for help, and Carisa was immediately transferred to a foster home. This resilient little dog survived her encounter with a car, but she suffered a fractured hip and she underwent FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) surgery to give her the opportunity to regain function in her hind leg and live a happy, pain-free life. She'll be available for adoption soon. Thank you for donating to help Carisa get her wag back!


Carisa's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund
Rayne Coleman
Karen Filice
Kathie Ortega Stafford
Patsy Volpe
Marjorie Tichenor
Janis Fitzhugh
Marie Alviedo
Bonnie Tucker
Marjorie Bullock
Karen Tosh
Lucy E.H. Hook-Willman
Anonymous Donor
Corinne Colen

 

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Jackie

Breed: Shepherd Mix
Age: 1 Year
Gender: Female

Jackie is a sweet 1-year-old Shepherd mix that originally came to AFRP from the Monterey County Animal Services as a small puppy with two siblings. Jackie did not grow and thrive like her siblings, and she was diagnosed with a heart defect called valvular pulmonic stenosis. The recommendation from the specialist was to wait until she was older and strong enough to undergo corrective surgery, called balloon valvularplasty. Jackie underwent surgery on Thursday, January 22, and she has made a wonderful recovery in foster care.  Thank you for helping  us give this pup a chance at a long and happy life.


Jackie's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund
Cheryl Beck

 

Puff

Breed: DSH
Age: Senior
Gender: Female

Puff is a lovely 12-year-old buff tabby with sea-green eyes. She was adopted from AFRP as a kitten, and recently came back to our care due to a divorce. Like many older cats, Puff has renal failure and to keep her kidneys happy, she's on a special diet and requires sub-q fluids several times a week. Puff is currently seeking an adopter or a long term foster home that can care for her medical needs as she ages. Your donation to Puff's medical care will help pay for regular blood work, prescription food and subcutaneous fluid supplies.


Puff's Donors

Clara Wang
Cheryl Beck

Corky

Breed: Chihuahua/Terrier mix
Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Corky , an adorable Chihuahua/Terrier mix, had a very unpleasant encounter with a car when running as a stray in Salinas. He arrived at the Salinas Shelter in a lot of pain. Poor little guy had multiple abrasions, a broken elbow on his front leg, and a pelvis that was broken in two places. He was unable to bear any weight on his hind legs. Happily, AFRP was able to take Corky and get him the veterinary care he so desperately needed. He underwent orthopedic surgery at VCA All Pets Veterinary Hospital on July 13. His broken elbow and his pelvis were repaired with plates and screws, and has made a great recovery. Corky will be available for adoption shortly. Thank you for helping AFRP come to the aid of the injured pets in our community by donating towards their medical expenses.


Corky's Donors

Rae Darabont
Patsy Volpe