In this section of the newsletter, we share a happy story about a pet we have helped with you. Our first highlighted pet is Nova, whose mom, Brittany, is featured in our “Tail-Wagging Gratitude” section.
On December 30, 2019, I came home from work and found my dog, Nova, looking sick. She could not move and was shaking. I called my family to ask for their help with money to bring her to the vet because, like many, I was denied Care Credit.
I brought her to the vet, and she tested positive for Lyme Disease. We started her on medication, but it didn’t work. I brought Nova to her regular vet’s office. They said I could either bring her to a specialist vet or put her down.
I brought her home and syringe-fed her, not wanting to give up on her, but nothing worked. On January 7, 2020, I made the worst call one could make to put Nova down because I did not have the funds to bring her to a specialist. After telling my family what was going to take place, everyone was so upset.
Then, I told my best friend what I was doing. She knows Giselle, so she put me in contact with Action for Animals Maine. I had to fill out an application form and provide the denial credit letter I already had and give it to them.
Giselle said, “Go ahead and bring her to the Scarborough vet hospital.” They started her on another plan. Then, Nova began to get better. Nova now runs around and plays, which I thought I would never see again.
Thanks to Giselle and Action for Animals Maine, Nova received a second chance at life. Nova brings my family and me so much joy. Action for Animals Maine kept me from giving up on Nova, and I will always be grateful for that.