News & Events
Chunks owner was out in the morning playing fetch with a happy healthy dog. He threw the ball and Chunks went running after it when suddenly Chunks yelped loudly and didn’t return. His owner went to find out what happened and found Chunks lying down unable to move his back legs. He brought Chunks to us concerned with what he was going to be able to. He was unemployed due to the a poor economy and barely had $100 to put towards medical expenses. After a medical examination it was discovered that Chunks had blown a disk in his back. His owner was prepared to have to put him down due to his lack of funds. Tails of Woe was able to make it so that he was able to elect to get Chucks medical treatment. After two weeks of hospitalization for intensive physical therapy Chunks was able to return to his owner with regained use of his rear legs. Chunks is once again a happy dog and has made a nearly complete recovery with only a slight slippage on one of his rear legs.Continue
Luke’s owner, like many people in today’s economy, was having a very hard time financially. Her dog Luke had an ear hematoma (swelling in the ear flap) and some growths that needed to be removed. His owner was under the threat of losing her home and didn’t have the finances to provide Luke with the care he needed. Because of your generosity and the support of foundations, Tails of Woe was able to help Luke’s owner (and LUKE!) with the needed veterinary care – Thank you for your support!Continue
Baby Boy’s owner had brought him to our clinic in 2011 for a routine annual exam and vaccinations. His owner called us the end of December saying he was having trouble eating and she was concerned about his teeth. Because his owner is disabled and was scheduled for surgery we had to work around her schedule which delayed Baby Boy coming into the clinic. To make the situation a little easier for this disabled owner, one of our staff was able to help transporting Baby Boy to and from the hospital in January. He was able to have the much needed dental and has returned to his normal activity. He is a much happier cat now and his owner no longer has to worry about him – which is good – because now Baby Boy can help her heal from her major surgery!Continue
Monser is a beautiful brown tabby that was brought to us by his owner because his face was swollen. She only had $100 to put towards Monser’s care. The swollen face was due to an abscess which meant Monser needed to be anesthetized and the abscess drained. We were able to help Monser’s owner with his treatment through your donations to Tails of Woe. He was able to go home the following day with the owner instructed to give him antibiotics, pain medication and hot pack the abscess. Now that Monser’s owner knows how dangerous (and expensive) it can be to let her cat outside, hopefully, she will make him a pampered indoor cat!Continue
Remember Tyson the boxer puppy?
Tyson swallowed a rat tail comb back in 2010. http://tailsofwoe.org/?p=175.
Tyson had been taken to THREE other veterinary clinics, had SEVEN x-rays taken, and his owners had already spent $4,000 on this michievous pup. The last clinic wanted to do exploratory surgery at a cost of $4800.
Through the help of Tails of Woe surgery was done to remove the comb. Tyson’s owner emailed just the other day to let us know about Tyson.
Dear Dr. Schulman and Staff,
I wanted to take a moment to write you today. I was playing with my Boxer
Tyson yesterday and while rubbing his belly I noticed his scar which
reminded me of an event that took place over 2 years ago and i’m sure the
video link below will serve as a reminder to you as well.
At the time this event took place I was told by three other veterinarians
that Tyson would not survive because of his age and the medical care that
he would require, and that I should consider euthanizing him. Needless to
say that thought never crossed my mind and thanks to your wonderful staff
and the talent and knowledge of Dr. Schulman Tyson not only survived, but
two years later you would never know anything ever happened outside of his
scars. Today Tyson is a very happy and healthy 75 pound example of what
true dedication and devotion from professionals like those at Animal
Healthcare Specialists make possible. Not a day goes by that I don’t
appreciate what your facility did for me and my family. So with the most
sincere gratitude I would like to say, THANK YOU for allowing me to spend
several more years with my best friend!
In 75 words or less tell us why you want to be a veterinarian or a veterinary technician.
-One winner per month.
-Winners will receive a half day experience at Animal Health Care Specialists where they will work alongside our veterinarians and professional staff.
-They will receive surgical scrubs or a lab coat to wear.
-They will assist our technicians in performing treatments.
-They will observe and learn about taking medical notes during examinations.
-They will will be given the opportunity to observe surgery, the use of digital x-ray and perhaps an ultrasound.
- In addition, they will be given a stethoscope to keep.
***Ideal for grades 5-12
***$10 donation to enter
***Must be received by the 15th of each month.
***Mail your letter with contact information and entry fee to:
Tails of Woe
6701 N. Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
Also, you can now donate your car, boat, motorcycle, or motor home to benefit Tails of Woe! Just log on to Carsforcharity.net and click on “donor paperwork.” In the box where you choose your charity you will choose “My non-profit is not in the list – enter the info” which will take you to a page to enter TAILS OF WOE information (this is temporary until our name is on the list!). Enter our Name: Tails of Woe, Address: 6701 N. Washington Street, Denver, CO 80229, and Phone: 303-288-6800. Then complete the rest of the information required. You will receive a call from Cars for Charity to arrange for your vehicle to be towed (at no cost to you), and when your vehicle is picked up you will receive a donation receipt.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our efforts to help provide veterinary care for pets whose owners require assistance! Make your donation today and use the charitable contribution as a deduction on your 2010 taxes.Continue