We received HUGE news that one of the SPCA’s most passionate supporters, Harlee Bendzula of Auctions for Animals pledged a $25,000 gift to the Petco Foundation’s Yelp for Help Challenge!
Now Harlee is challenging EVERYONE in our community of animal lovers to match her $25,000 donation! She will TRIPLE MATCH all challenge donations until Friday! In other words, your $1 = $3!
Not every animal comes to the SPCA Serving Erie County healthy and adoptable. Countless animals like Brandon Beane suffer from life-threatening illnesses and injuries, usually the result of abuse and neglect. They require immediate, and expensive, veterinary care that often stretches our resources. Once treatment is administered, many require additional medical care or intense socialization and behavior modification.
A kind woman had been feeding Brandon Beane and his feral siblings since birth. One morning, he turned up at her door bleeding badly and missing part of his front leg. She was horrified and called the SPCA Serving Erie County for help. Our rescue agents brought him in immediately. When our Veterinary Team examined him, they determined his leg was severely injured from a gunshot wound. We gave him pain medications and took x-rays. Poor Brandon Beane would need the remainder of his leg removed to have a healthy life. After surgery, the brave boy was placed in loving foster care while he learned to navigate the world on three legs. Soon after his return to the shelter from his foster home, Brandon Beane was happily adopted!
The SPCA’s Yelp for Help Fund offsets the cost of caring for, and eventually making possible successful adoptions of, these special animals. Can you give these animals in need the hope and happiness they deserve? Your gift will truly help to save lives!