An Arizona non-profit organization provides hope to pets who are facing otherwise hopeless situations. The Two Pups Wellness Fund, established in 2016, was created as a tribute to Nancy Silver’s beloved pups, Mr. P
and Lacie, who were her constant companions. It was during the twilight of Lacie’s life when Silver came to the realization that there were many pet owners who were unable to cover all of the veterinary expenses that their companions may require in times of serious illness or unforeseen injury.
The organization initially set out to help owners who were facing impossible financial hurdles after a pet was prescribed an expensive treatment for injuries or a grave illness. Since then, the focus has grown to encompass the animals who truly have no voice – the homeless pets who wind up at Maricopa Animal Care and Control after being picked up as strays or who have been surrendered by their families.
Recently, Two Pups helped dozen of dogs at the animal shelter who were stricken with Strep Zoo – thanks to the wellness fund, ailing dogs were provided with life-saving medication, and hundreds of dogs were inoculated against the deadly upper respiratory infection.
Because of Two Pups, sick or injured pets at the shelter are able to receive veterinary care – something which not only helps the homeless pets in need but also dramatically increases their chances of being adopted. The cases that the organization provides help for varies widely – from large scale situations (like the Strep Zoo outbreak) to individual, but equally important, cases like that of Oakley, a dog who was diagnosed with heartworm during his adoption process. The gentlemen who adopted Oakley had already fallen in love with his adopted dog, but he needed a helping hand to get his new companion the veterinary care needed to save his life – because of Two Pups, Oakley is getting his treatment AND a loving new home.
Right now, Two Pups is helping a puppy named Sadie who was diagnosed with a large hernia and tick fever shortly after being adopted. Sadie’s new family was devastated to learn that their new companion was sick, and they reached out for financial help – because of Two Pups, and the generous donors who make their good work possible, Sadie will receive the treatment that she needs, and she gets to stay with the family who loves her.