Isn’t that the truth! When Heather couldn’t pay for the medical care G needed after breaking his leg, she didn’t give up hope. She reached out to Phinney’s to help her little guy.
While recovering, G had a slight setback, but Heather sprang into action again, getting him back to the vet to do a little adjustment to the pin used to set the fracture. And following that tweak, G was on his road to recovery.
Heather’s resolve is a testament to the care and concern pet parents have when their fur kids need help. And, we’re confident that as far as G is concerned, the love he feels for Heather is just as unbreakable.
Visit Bark Tweet Meow to read more about G and Heather’s solid bond and some helpful tips on what to do if your pet breaks a bone.
If you'd like to support a cat in dire straights, please donate to Phinney's Adam Rosen Fund for Desperate Kitty Cases! This Fund helps pay for expensive bills that will save a life of a cat in need.
One of the hallmarks of Phinney’s mission is to educate pet parents on issues that can help them live their best lives with their pets. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce Phinney’s Care Corner.
First, we'd like to thank Phinney’s volunteer Alison Me for her hard work on researching and writing about relevant and timely topics that may interest you as a pet parent!
So far, Phinney’s Care Corner, published in our news blog Bark Tweet Meow, has covered maintaining a healthy weight in pets, dog park safety, the harms of rat poison, summer travel with pets, and Lyme disease prevention.
Within each post you’ll find a link to Phinney's Care Corner page, where we list resources from expert organizations on the topics we chose.
If you have a subject you'd like us to cover, please reach out to us here. To get the latest Care Corner posts, follow @phinneysfriends on Facebook. That’s where our dedicated social media volunteer Erika Fields posts updates!
And just one disclaimer to remember: Care Corner resources are for informational purposes only, OK? They are not an exhaustive list or an endorsement of the information provided. Phinney’s recommends consulting with a licensed veterinarian or other licensed pet-care professional regarding specific questions or concerns.
We hope you’ll enjoy Phinney’s new corner, which has been a labor of love in and of itself.
Happy Fall, everyone!
Daniela Caride with Graffiti - a former Phinney's cat who needed a home after his mom could no longer keep him.
Hello, Phinney's Supporter.
Hope you are well and safe.
The COVID-19 pandemic that continues to ravage the lives of so many is, of course, impacting Phinney’s as well.
The requests for help have skyrocketed. And while the phone doesn't stop ringing, a lot of our volunteers and donors have been struggling and less able to contribute. Many have lost or changed jobs, closed their businesses, or are dealing with other issues related to long-haul symptoms and burnout.
As a result, we understand why many have had to stop volunteering or donating. The ones who still stand are moved by sheer stubbornness and love of the cause.
It is very inspiring to see how brave people have been. Brave to continue on, and even brave enough to admit they now are the ones in need of help.
So, here we are, faced with a wider group of pet lovers in dire straits -- many of them our closest friends -- while Phinney's is still not able to hold the events we so love, out of concern over the safety of our supporters.
It may feel like 2022 is far away. But it's not. As we plan our budget, we know we will need to brace ourselves for a difficult year. So, if you are in a position to help, please donate now and help safeguard Phinney's power to save lives and create joy and relief to both people and their pets.
We even have a specific fund to help people affected by the pandemic. Click here if you'd like to check it out.
If you can't donate, no problem. There are so many ways of making a difference. You can talk about Phinney's with your friends and family, and post about us on your social media pages. Our website, phinneys.org, is full of fresh information on how we make a difference, and how to be involved.
We want to help as many pet owners now more than ever, as this worldwide crisis has increased the burdens of people who were, not long ago, able to support their families. That’s why we need you.
And only together we can go on. Teamwork is the answer. Living through these times, we learned that the best source of inspiration and strength comes from the resolve of one another.
Thank you for caring!
Feeding your pet their favorite foods and treats may seem like a nice thing to do, but if it’s not done in moderation it could actually be harmful to your pet. Helping your pet maintain a healthy weight is a chance for you, as their pet parent, to help them lead a long and healthy life!
Why It's Important
Overweight pets can experience adverse health effects, which could shorten their lives. Health issues associated with obesity include diabetes and arthritis, which can both cause unnecessary pain and discomfort for your pet. In addition, obesity-related conditions can lead to higher medical costs because disease management-related medications and prescription food can be quite expensive.
You want what is best for your pet and feeding them extra calories is ultimately not what is best unless a pet is underweight and you’ve been instructed by a vet to put them on a special diet to gain weight. As a best practice, have a conversation with your vet to determine the right amount of food and exercise your pet needs to thrive. And, be mindful, too, of foods that may be completely off-limits to pets due to potential toxicity or because your pet is allergic to them. Factoring in all of these things can help ensure that your pet lives a longer, healthier life--and can help better control your costs, too.
Check Out These Resources
Visit our Care Corner web page for tips on how to best maintain your pet’s weight for optimal health and longevity.
What You Can Do To Help
Keeping your pet safe and healthy is important and can reduce emergency vet visits, which can be costly. Phinney’s believes in keeping people and their beloved pets together. We do this by extending a helping hand to pet parents in need when these emergency vet visits become too costly for some to afford. Ways you can help include donating to Phinney’s or volunteering. And, anyone in need of help in caring for their pets can visit our Get Help page for more information.
The MetroWest Daily News has just published a wonderful article called
"Phinney's Ride is back to help people with HIV, AIDS take care of their pets."
It's about Phinney's efforts to help pet owners living with HIV and AIDS. Phinney's has helped this special group of loving pet owners since its inception, in 1996. It's been 25 years!
Click here to read the article. Enjoy!
If you would like to take part in this tradition, please consider donating to the Couch Potato Fund. You don't have to ride to make a difference for people and pets in need. Just make a donation from the comfort of your home.
If you donate $100 or more, you get a "Couch Potato Hero" Certificate, for being quite lazy but totally awesome.