In Brockton, Massachusetts, one lucky Bulldog has received a second leash in life thanks to the help of Shadow Fund.
Sometimes, hard times catch the best of us. During an interview with WBZ Cares, Beverly Dower said Pinky Pearl, her Bulldog, is alive today thanks to Shadow Fund.
The 2-year-old Bulldog got very sick when she was only a 9-month-old pup and needed a life-saving operation. That time, Dower had just lost her job and she couldn’t afford the expensive vet bills.
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“I got laid off in January and I adopted Pinky Pearl in February. Then in April, she aspirated and ended up with pneumonia. I had to take her to the E-R and they wanted $1800.00 and they wanted it now,” told WBZ Newsradio 1030.
Luckily, Shadow Fund, a charity that helps pet owners pay for life-saving medical treatment for their companion animals, stepped in and helped Dower pay a part of Pinky Pearl’s veterinary bill.
“It means everything to me. I didn’t want to lose her. She was only 9 months old. I just couldn’t afford to fix it. She would’ve died…she definitely would’ve died,” the grateful Bulldog owner shared.
Dower is only one among the hundreds of pets and pet owners the charity helped.
Shadow Fund was established by a professor at the Massachusetts School of Law to help veteran Marine Robert Burke, who planned to quit his job so he could access his 401-k plan to pay for his dog Shadow’s knee surgery.
Now, Dower and the rest of the pet owners who received help from Shadow’s Fund are trying to pay it forward to help other families in need.