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Pepin

By Sarah Carey A dog that was severely beaten in front of several children at a Gainesville apartment complex recently was evaluated at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital on Sept. 26 to determine whether surgery might aid in the healing of a fracture she sustained in her…

Precious

In the fall of 2012, a little black Pomeranian named Precious made a journey that is all too familiar for many of our nation’s pets. She hopped in the car with her family, never to return to the only home she’d ever known.  Precious’ medical bills had just become…

A Little Bit of Sunshine

Sunshine before treatment. Sunshine’s future wasn’t so bright when she found herself at the Alachua County Animal Services shelter with an irritating and unattractive skin condition in early October. Fortunately for Sunshine, Andrea Brower, Executive Director of Helping Hands Pet Rescue of Newberry, Florida saw beyond the 4-year…

Harvey

When Harvey entered the shelter at Alachua County Animal Services during the “dog days of summer” he just may have hit the jackpot! After a positive test for heartworm disease and diagnosis of a chronic, painful ocular condition, shelter workers knew they could not provide the level of care…

Noodle

Noodle poses with her new sister, Hailey. At just 10 months old, Noodle was relinquished to the county shelter in March after a run-in with a car left her with severe skin wounds and a severed tendon in one of her hind legs. Upon hearing her story, the volunteers…

Madison

Madison was found by a Good Samaritan at a rest stop near I-10 with a tranquilizer dart embedded between her shoulder blades. With the cooperation of Alachua County Animal Services, a team of caring experts from UF including clinicians from the Shelter Animal Medicine, Emergency & Critical Care, Zoological…

Mr. Rusty

The magnificent Mr. Rusty recovers in his foster home. When his owner had to go into a nursing home, the 20-year old Mr. Rusty found himself in the shelter with severe ocular disease including glaucoma and corneal ulceration. After examination by the Ophthalmology service at UF, it…

Meesha

Meesha poses with Cameron, her new owner. Not ready to give up on this beautiful kitten, Helping Hands Rescue reached out to the HAARTS program for help. Once again, the residents and faculty members of the Soft Tissue Surgery service stepped up to lend a hand. They…

Charley Bob

Charley Bob relaxes in preparation for his weekly therapeutic massage. Charley Bob is a young adult boxer mix that came into the shelter at Alachua County Animal Services with a fractured hip and pelvis after being hit by a car. The shelter’s medical staff worked hard to keep Charley…