MHS Graceful Giving – Happy Birthday Grace!

By Carol Laughner
A dog in front of cake with candles.

We are so excited that Grace has chosen MHS as one of the non-profits for her birthday gift!  We hope you will choose to donate towards the machine that can help give the animals another chance—the Solo Chemistry Analyzer.

Many of pets come to MHS in perfectly good health. And, then there are many who come to us with medical conditions, or as seniors (especially in cat populations). Thankfully, MHS has a veterinary clinic with a licensed veterinarian and a technician, and many staff who assist in treating these animals.

The MHS Vet Clinic has a lot of great medical equipment for surgery and procedures. However, before we can begin helping the animals in our clinic, we need to be able to test and diagnose. In the case of thyroid testing (for hypo and hyperthyroidism—a fairly common disorder that can only be diagnosed through blood work) we currently must send bloodwork out to a special lab. This is costly (each test costs $50+, and local vets charge up to $75), and more importantly it takes a long time to get results (sometimes 3–4 days).   The time it takes can sometimes be the critical window we need to begin treatment (which is very manageable and cost-effective once we know we can begin).

The SCA Machine will also help us test for diabetes, and manage the treatment of diabetic patients. And, it will help to avoid other costly diagnostics such as ultrasounds and radio graphs to diagnose pancreatitis.

We are hoping you will consider a gift to help us purchase a life-saving SCA Machine for our work. Total cost for the machine:  $4,435 (note: if we do not reach the full amount, we will apply for funding through a foundation).  Please help us give these animals a long happy life, and to bring joy to a new family (a great way to bring joy to Grace on her birthday, too!).

To help  celebrate Grace’s Birthday click on the Donate Button and write “Graceful Giving” in the in honor of box. Make sure to come back and click the record donation button, and enter to win a $100 cash prize from PeopleSense Consulting!

Thanks so much to Grace for choosing MHS, and we wish her a VERY HAPPY 13TH BiRTHDAY!!!