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Thank you for helping us, help pets! Every penny counts.
Current APF Fundraiser:
Visit the hospital on Saturday May 13th & Sunday May 14th during the Essexville Garage Sale Weekend!
Our staff will be selling items with 20% of all sales going to the APF.
With special guests: Kona Ice & 5-2-Oh food trucks!
Hello! We are the Angel Pet Fund committee of Bay Animal Hospital. Founded in 2008, this emergency patient care fund has allowed us to help many pet parents provide urgent medical care to their beloved pet.
The Angel Pet Fund is strictly donation-based & reserved for Bay Animal clients & patients. If a BAH staff member encounters a stray animal, funds may be used to provide medical care until pet is eligible for adoption.
As of 2023, the Angel Pet Fund is now officially a 501(c)(3) through the Veterinary Care Foundation, meaning we are a non-profit organization and your donations can be eligible for tax deductions!
HOW IT WORKS: The five committee members come together when tough situations arise & finances are a concern, to assess what is necessary in terms of medical assistance for the pet. Members then decide on a monetary amount the APF is able to offer in order for us to render immediate medical care.
Our Mission Statement: The Angel Pet Fund at Bay Animal Hospital was created to assist clients during financial times of need, provide optimal care for our patients, and provide medical treatment for stray and relinquished pets.
This is Belle. She was a feral barn kitten that was found with traumatic injuries to her rear end & tail. Only Belle knows what happened, although it was suspected the injuries were caused by a car or farm equipment.
Her tail was so badly injured, our doctor determined it needed to be amputated immediately.
The Angel Pet Fund allowed Bay Animal Hospital to facilitate Belle’s spay, tail amputation, & a laceration repair.
She stole the heart of one of Bay Animal Hospital’s doctors & was promptly adopted.
Miss. Lilo here was 9 months old when she jumped off the couch & broke 2 bones in her front leg.
After an emergency room visit & numerous medical progress exams, bandage changes, & radiographs with doctors, Lilo's leg was finally healed & she was ready to be a puppy again!
All of that care was incredibly expensive; the Angel Pet Fund allowed Lilo’s family to give her the best care possible.
Meet Carl. He was found in a barn with a severe upper respiratory infection.
The first night with his foster was touch & go because he was having such a hard time breathing.
Carl came to us & was started on an antibiotic. Before long, he was back to being a healthy, happy kitten.
The APF allowed us to treat Carl’s URI, administer preventative vaccines, test him for FIV & FeLV, provide him with parasite prevention, & house him until he could find his perfect forever family.
Carl is now living his best life with his parents & his feline sister, Clare.
Finley was adopted & shortly thereafter she just wasnt herself--her mom knew something was wrong. After an emergency room visit, hospitalization, and advanced diagnostics, it was discovered she was in an what is called an "addisonian crisis" & was diagnosed with Addison's Disease. Addison's is fatal if left untreated.
After being hospitalized & some supportive care, Finley was able to bounce back to her sweet & happy self. She now recieves a monthly medication for her Addison's & can look forward to forever with her mom. The APF assisted Finley's family in getting the care she needed.
This is Falcon. This handome guy was abandonded at Bay Animal Hospital with FIP, a fatal disease in cats without proper treatment.
The APF allowed us to provide him with immediate emergency hospitalization & critical stabilization.
Once healthy enough, we were then able to get him to his rescue mom, who specializes in FIP.
Homer here was a stray on the run who evaded capture for weeks until he was finally caught by Animal Services & Adoption Center officers.
An employee here at the hospital offered to foster him & the APF allowed us to get him updated on vaccines, neutered, tested for heartworms & parasites, and started on allergy medications.
Homer was eventually transferred to a behavioral rescue & now lives in Traverse City with his forever family.
We thank you for your generosity.