King’s bruised stomach

A few days ago, little King was hit by a car. His family was so worried and examined him immediately, and he appeared to be just fine. Two days later, though, his belly became distended and black and blue. Fearing internal bleeding and unable to afford emergency veterinary care, they called Gateway Pet Guardians for help.

We were able to support King and his family through our East Side Pet Crisis Fund. He got an appointment at Four Paws Animal Hospital. They did an x-ray and thankfully found no internal bleeding, but a small pelvic fracture requiring rest and external bruising.  King is expected to heal on his own and will not require surgery. They sent him home to his family with pain meds to help with his recovery.

King resting next to his toys

Our East Side Pet Crisis Fund helps keep families whole. Many of the residents we aid with this fund have nowhere else to turn. But we can only help when funds are available. With your help, we can make a difference by keeping pets with their loving owners and out of area shelters. Donate today!

King loving on his family after recovery

This story was made possible thanks to our East Side Pet Crisis Fund, our veterinary partner Four Paws Animal Hospital, and financial support from Banfield Foundation and supporters like you!