|There are many ways to help QAS help animals. Mickey’s Medical Fund provides resources to animals in need of extraordinary medical care. Mickey was a puppy born in 1999 from one of our very first stray dogs Momma.|
Mickey, a fun loving pit bull, was adopted by a QAS volunteer. Unfortunately, Mickey died suddenly of antifreeze poisoning. His family was devastated because there was nothing that could be done to save him. Sometimes, pain brings action, and Mickey’s human mom set up this fund in his honor. Her goal was to make sure that if an animal can be saved, QAS will have the money to save them. QAS is very proud of the fact that we have for the last 20 years provided above and beyond veterinary care for animals that have suffered traumatic injuries, needed dental care, suffered with chronic skin problems and allergies, you name it and if we can help we will.
In 2019 we spent $20,000 from the fund to provide “above and beyond” medical care to help animals in need. This has left us with just $10,000 and we still have a couple of much needed surgeries. We urgently need your help to build this account back up so we can continue to provide lifesaving procedures when necessary!
To make a donation to the Mickey’s Medical Fund, please fill out the Membership & Donation form and enter your donation amount in the Mickey Medical Fund box under the “Donations (Non-membership)” section.
Note: this is a non-membership donation.
Please make your check payable to: Quincy Animal Shelter and mail it along with the completed form to: Quincy Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269-0088
Past Mickey Fund Candidates at Quincy Animal Shelter
POLLY is our petite orange Tabby who came to the Shelter in February of 2011 and believed to be abandoned. Upon exam, it was noticed that she was de-clawed, a painful procedure, where the knuckles on the front paws of the cat are amputated. This can lead to infection, and the equivalent of our fingers being surgically being removed. While at the Shelter, the Volunteers noted that Polly had labored breathing and was taken to the hospital. She was diagnosed with having heavy fluid around her lungs, along with a diaphragmatic hernia, meaning she had a tear in her diaphragm, and her intestines had migrated into her chest. This condition is typically caused by trauma, and if repaired, Polly would have a good prognosis and live a normal life.
Total cost for Polly’s care: $3,505.
SONJA is a cute golden Tortoiseshell cat that was found in a back yard. She appeared friendly and was picked up and taken to the Shelter. During her exam, the Veterinarian noticed she had a very achy mouth and was diagnosed with FORLs (Feline oral resorptive lesions), meaning that she had severe holes in her teeth and the roots of her teeth were exposed through her gums. Sonja needed a dental procedure immediately so she could be comfortable and eat normally again. After 13 extractions (tooth removals) she has been purring non stop! Sonja is an older cat and is also diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and is on medication.
Total cost for Sonja’s care: $700-$800.
MOLLY was adopted from the Shelter in 2006 and needed to be returned since the new born baby started to develop a severe allergy to Molly. During her exam, the Veterinarian noticed that Molly, like Sonja, had an achy mouth. Molly was diagnosed with dental disease, having rotten teeth and infected gums. With 11 teeth removed, she is eating a whole lot better! She too is an older cat at 11, and was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and is on medication.
Total cost for Molly’s care: $600-$700.
SIOBHAN was found at the Walmart parking lot in Quincy this summer. She was missing fur on half of her body, with a dirty face and over grown nails. Upon coming to the Shelter, the Volunteers noticed that there was blood in her urine. After her exam, the Veterinarian felt a large mass in her abdomen, luxating knee caps and an ear infection. Though having these medical issues, Siobhan was still a happy, lap loving little dog. After blood work, a urinalysis and an x-ray, she was diagnosed with a Struvite bladder stone, the size of a large chicken egg. A stone this size was due to a poor diet, and had not been treated for some time. With a new prescription diet, the stone would shrink in size. However, Siobhan became lethargic and bleeding heavily and needed urgent surgery. Now Siobhan is doing great, with her fur growing back and is on a permanent special urinary diet to prevent future stones.
Total cost for Siobhan’s care: $800-$1,000.
Please check back for other candidates! Thank you!