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

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 will undergo FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) surgery to give her the opportunity to regain function in her hind leg and live a happy, pain-free life. We are hoping to raise $2,000 to help cover the costs of her orthopedic surgery and follow up care. She'll be available for adoption once she has healed. 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

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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 is scheduled for surgery on Thursday, January 22. The estimate for this specialized surgery is $4,368.00. Your donation, large or small, will help give this pup a chance at a long and happy life. Thank you!


Jackie's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund

 

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Noelle

Breed: Australian Cattle dog
Age: 6 Months
Gender: Female

Noelle is an adorable 6-month-old Australian Cattle Dog puppy that came to AFRP from the Monterey County Animal Services after being hit by a car, just before Christmas. Radiographs showed that she had a dislocated hip, and she was placed on pain medication and underwent orthopedic surgery on December 23 to repair the joint. After a few weeks in foster care, Noelle was limping once again, as her hip had slipped out of place. She underwent a second FHO surgery on January 6, and she is currently recovering in foster care. Noelle is expected to make a complete recovery, and she will be available for adoption once she has been cleared by the vet. Thank you for donating towards Noelle's surgical expenses.


Noelle's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund
Amy Nester

 

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Arnez

Breed: DSH Black
Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Arnez is a friendly 6-year-old black cat that came to AFRP after being picked up as an injured stray by PG Animal Control. He had suffered some sort of painful accident, and his tail was mangled with gangrene setting in. He was immediately placed on pain medication and scheduled for amputation surgery to remove the damage section of his tail. He is currently in foster care while recovering, and he'll be available for adoption once he has healed. Thanks for donating towards Arnez' medical expenses and for helping us give this nice cat a second chance.


Arnez' Donors

 

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Sunny

Breed: Hound/Husky Mix
Age: 10 Months
Gender: Female

Sunny is a 10-month-old Hound/Husky mix that came to AFRP from a local vet clinic after she was hit by a car. Along with some cuts and bruises, Sunny suffered a broken radius and ulna of her front leg which required surgical repair. Sunny had her leg splinted and she patiently endured 6 weeks of crate rest and restricted activity while her fracture healed. The vet believes she will regain full function of her leg and can live a long, active and pain-free life. Thank you for donating towards Sunny's medical expenses.


Sunny's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund

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Pixie

Breed: Terrier Mix
Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Pixie is a 4-year-old terrier mix that was one of three dogs involved in a tragic case of carbon monoxide poisoning in December. Monterey County Animal Services contacted us for help, and we wanted to give these dogs a fighting chance. When Pixie was taken to the vet clinic on December 6, she was barely responsive and could not stand on her own. Of the three dogs, she was the sickest. Gradually, day by day she improved, and she was finally ready to go to foster care on December 21, just in time for Christmas. Pixie's foster mom reports that she is a delightful little dog whose mobility is now nearly 100%. She still seems to have some hearing and vision challenges at times, but overall she is doing amazingly well. Truly a miracle dog. We'd like to thank the dedicated staff at VCA All Pets Vet Hospital in Salinas for helping Pixie make such a wonderful recovery. Thank you for supporting Pixie by donating towards her medical expenses.


Pixie's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund

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Lucky

Breed: Terrier Mix
Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Lucky is a 1-year-old, 22-pound terrier mix that was one of three dogs involved in a tragic case of carbon monoxide poisoning in December. Monterey County Animal Services contacted us for help, and we wanted to give these dogs a fighting chance. When Lucky was taken to the vet clinic on December 6, she was barely responsive and could not stand on her own. She needed to be hand-fed. She suffered from hypoxic brain damage and required supportive care during her recovery. Gradually, day by day she improved, and she was finally ready to go to foster care on December 18. Lucky's foster mom reports that she is a delightful little dog whose mobility continues to improve. She still struggles a bit with her balance and has some trouble keeping her footing on smooth surfaces. She loves everyone and enjoys playing with balls. Her attention span is short, but that makes her very puppy-like. We'd like to thank the dedicated staff at VCA All Pets Vet Hospital in Salinas for helping Lucky make such a wonderful recovery. She got her second chance, and she does not want to waste a second! Thank you for supporting Lucky by donating towards her medical expenses.


Lucky's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund

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Brody

Breed: Terrier Mix
Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Brody is a 3-year-old, 27-pound terrier mix that was one of three dogs involved in a tragic case of carbon monoxide poisoning in December. Monterey County Animal Services contacted us for help, and we wanted to give these dogs a fighting chance. When Brody was taken to the vet clinic on December 6, he was quiet but alert. He suffered from hypoxic brain damage but of the three dogs, he was the healthiest. Gradually, day by day he improved, and Brody was finally ready to go to foster care on December 11 to continue his recovery. Brody's foster mom reports that he is a delightful little dog who loves going for walks and cuddling on the couch. Brody is blind in one eye, so he startles easily, but overall he is doing amazingly well. We'd like to thank the dedicated staff at VCA All Pets Vet Hospital in Salinas for helping Brody make such a wonderful recovery. Thank you for supporting Brody by donating towards his medical expenses.


Brody's Donors

Mary Liskin Memorial Medical Fund

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Geno

Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Age: Adult
Gender: Male

Geno is a 2-year-old, 11-pound Chihuahua mix that was hit by a car and taken to a local vet clinic for treatment. Sadly, he suffered a dislocated hip joint and a fractured pelvis, which required surgical repair. Geno was in a lot of pain and was unable to stand on his own. He was immediately started on pain medication, and underwent an FHO (Femoral Head Ostectomy) surgery to give him a chance to live a happy, pain free life. Currently in foster care, Geno's foster mom reports that he has recovered very well and loves to cuddle. As a result of his surgery he sometime sometimes walks sideways, which just adds to his unique character! Thank you for supporting Geno by donating towards his surgical expenses.


Geno's Donors

Lifeline 4 Paws

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Milo

Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Age: Young
Gender: Male

Milo is a sweet and affectionate 9-month-old Chihuahua mix pup that came to AFRP for medical treatment after suffering two broken front legs when he jumped from the top level of a bunk bed. His family could not afford his medical treatment and they were grateful to surrender Milo to AFRP so that he could receive the orthopedic surgery that would save his life. Milo's front legs were splinted to support the fractures, and he was started on pain medications to keep him comfortable. Milo underwent orthopedic surgery to repair the fractured bones on August 19, and he is currently recovering in foster care - and getting lots of love, attention and pampering! Milo will be available for adoption once he has fully healed. He can expect many years of romping and playing, and hopefully no more jumping from high places! Thank you for donating towards Milo's medical expenses.


Milo's Donors

FOCAS (Friends of Community Animal Services)
Dorothy Manley

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Mikaela

Breed: Poodle Mix
Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Mikaela originally came to AFRP from the Monterey County Shelter in 2018, needing surgery to correct a huge bilateral inguinal hernia and to remove some mammary tumors. Mikaela was adopted several months later, but recently returned to our care when her guardian could no longer care for her. Unfortunately she had gained a significant amount of weight, and she is now in need of orthopedic surgery to correct grade 4 (most severe) luxating patellas of her two hind knees. We are hoping that after all this sweet dog has been through, she can finally have a happy, pain free life. Thank you for donating towards Mikaela's surgical expenses.


Mikaela's Donors

FOCAS (Friends of Community Animal Services
Oliver and Cade Crawford

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Charly

Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Charly is a a 1-year-old Longhaired Chihuahua mix that was part of a group of dogs that came to AFRP from the Bakersfield Animal Care Center after being rescued from a hoarding situation. Charly is the mother of Willy, the puppy that needed to have his malformed leg amputated. Charly has some physical challenges too, with Grade 4 and Grade 3 Luxating Patellas (dislocated knee joints) in her hind legs. A grade four is the worst, and is permanently out of place. Charly will need orthopedic surgery on the grade 4 knee, and possibly on the other knee too. This will help prevent painful joint complications from arising in the future. Please consider making a small donation to help give this little dog the second chance at a happy life she deserves. Thank you!


Charly's Donors

FOCAS (Friends of Community Animal Services)

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

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 he is expected to make a great recovery. Corky will be available for adoption once he has recovered. 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
Pats Volpe

Toby

Breed: DLH
Age: Senior
Gender: Male

Toby may be a senior, but he's not too old to enjoy catnip! Toby came to AFRP from the Salinas Animal Shelter as an injured stray. This old guy must have done his best to survive as an outdoor cat, but was losing the battle. He had multiple wounds plus old scars from previous injuries. Skinny and arthritic, he was badly in need of some TLC. The folks at the Salinas Shelter did not want to put this sweet boy down, and reached out to AFRP. Once in our care, Toby underwent a series of tests that showed an abnormality in his chest, spleen and liver, and an abdominal mass. His long term prognosis is unknown. Happily, Toby is now in hospice foster care, and is getting lots of love every day, enjoying regular brushing, yummy food, and a sunny catio to enjoy on nice days. Thanks for helping AFRP give the gift of comfort to a terminal kitty.


Toby's Donors

Clara Wang
Karen White
Marta Bulaich
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