When our shelter partner called and asked us to help with 13-year-old Mike, a stray senior, we didn’t hesitate to welcome this elegant gentleman. He came to us with sore joints, severe dental disease, and a suspicious mass on his leg. Mike, a gentle soul with a heart of gold, was also very anxious about being left alone. Pain meds and supplements were prescribed to help his mobility, the mass was removed and after his dental he clearly felt even better. After several weeks with his foster family he finally began to feel more relaxed. “You know,” said his foster mom, “Mike finally feels safe and secure, and I think he feels like he’s home at last. He doesn’t need to move again . . . he’s home!”
Our veterinary partner for Mike’s veterinary care is Alameda East Veterinary Hospital.