By Jennifer Webb, Founder, Shakespeare Animal Fund
Every day I read requests for help from people who love their pets dearly, and don’t have the money needed to save them from suffering. Just today we helped a dog, Puppers, who had eaten a piece of stuffed toy that got lodged in her intestines. Surgery was essential for survival and she was extremely ill by the time she got to the veterinarian because her owner was struggling to find the funds. She survived (she’s a fighter, the vet told her elderly owner) and she’s one of hundreds and hundreds we help. (You can read more about Puppers here.)
I was going to write a blog on how pets enhance the lives of the elderly, help children who are challenged in school learn to cope and read more effectively, help rehabilitate prisoners and speed up healing in hospitals all over the country. But then I decided to just write about how much fun pets can be.