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#VCAPets of the Week – December 30, 2016

Published by VCA Inc. in #VCAPets, Cats, Dogs, Holidays, Lifesaving, Pets, Puppy December 30, 2016

Every week we take a look at the #vcapets shown around social media and check in to see how they are doing. As you can see, between office visits, fun adventures and lots of lounging, there is tons to see! Check out these awesome pets shown through the pics provided by their awesome pet parents. #VCAPets / December 23rd –...

Pet Food Pantry Program Serves 1.5 Million Meals to Pets in Need

Published by VCA Inc. in Charities, Diet, Dogs, Lifesaving, Pet Food Pantry, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals December 21, 2016

  VCA Charities and Hills Pet Nutrition came together on December 14th, 2016 to celebrate the giving of its 1.5 millionth meal to pets in need through the Pet Food Pantry Program. The celebration took place in New York at the All Souls Church and marked a significant milestone for the program. About the Pet Food Pantry Program...

Poisoned goose gets lifesaving treatment at VCA in Seattle

Published by VCA Inc. in Canada, Goose, Lifesaving, PAWS Seattle, VCA Animal Hospitals, Wildlife December 19, 2016

VCA Animal Hospitals across the country form partnerships with animal shelters and rescues to save the lives of pets, wildlife and those who need a second chance at life. This story highlights the combined effort of VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle and PAWS to save the life of a poisoned goose. Back in May 2016, a Canada...

BenBen, Saddest Cat on the Internet Raises Money to Save Strays

Published by VCA Inc. in Associate Veterinary Clinics, Canada, Cats, Happy Tails, Lifesaving, Pets, Shelters & Rescues November 30, 2016

Meet BenBen from Vancouver.  Dubbed the ‘saddest cat on the Internet’ due to his worried look and down-turned eyes, BenBen was rescued back in April. Not only was BenBen in bad shape, but he was only one day away from being euthanized.  A BC SPCA officer brought him in to the Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre. He needed immediate...

Shelter Puppy Receives Rare Life-Saving Heart Surgery

Published by VCA Inc. in Dogs, Happy Tails, Lifesaving, Pets, Puppy, Shelters & Rescues, VCA Animal Hospitals November 29, 2016

As an animal behaviorist and trainer of animals, Cynthia Royal has worked with a wide variety of domestic and exotic animals from birds to zebra. “While every animal encounter is an exciting, enjoyable adventure, only a few have captured my heart enough to make them a permanent member of my family.  Then, one night on the evening news,...

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month – Maddox’s Story

Published by VCA Inc. in Cancer, Cats, Dogs, Lifesaving, Pets, VCA Animal Hospitals November 27, 2016

In honor of National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, the team at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists wanted to tell a story that is personal to their hospital. This is Maddox’s story. His owner noticed a slight limp after playing at Chrissy Field, which turned out to be osteosarcoma, a bone tumor. VCA wanted to tell his story to build...

Saving Shadow – VCA & Marley’s Mutts

As the holidays grow near, we often reflect on moments that stick with us, and when it comes to animal welfare, there are many. Saving the lives of dogs in need is simply a day in the life for the folks at Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue (MMDR), based out of Kern County, CA.  In late 2014 Ashley, an...

Cricket – VCA and Marley’s Mutts

Published by VCA Inc. in Dogs, Happy Tails, Lifesaving, Marley's Mutts, Pets, Shelters & Rescues October 21, 2016

Cricket the dog was approximately 7-weeks old when he was brought to a local animal shelter by a caring citizen.  At the time, it was noted that he had unknown trauma and was unable to utilize his back leg. Immediately, Marley’s Mutts Rescue found Cricket and brought him to VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. Once a thorough exam...