Buddy was turned into the animal shelter after having been hit by a car. He needed some pretty extensive surgery on his back end…broken pelvis, femur damage, you name it, he had it.

We had recently lost our beloved husky, Stoli, when he went on walk-about and was never heard from again.  Apparently 12 years at the same residence was more than he could take.  We weren’t necessarily in the “market” for a new dog, but when we were shown Buddy’s picture, it was truly love at first sight… despite the fact that he had no pants on (shaved back end all the way up to his ribs). Continue Reading →

There are more animals than ever needing our services, which means The S. Ford Foundation needs to grow. We are looking for a few good men, women, fundraisers, foster parents and volunteers to enable us to help the many animals in need of medical care for survival. Please contact us if you are interested in any of the following: Continue Reading →

Due to the incredible generosity of our donors, the factor which often limits the ability of The S. Ford Foundation to save more animals, is the availability of Foster Homes.

Our pets all have special needs. They are injured or ill when they arrive at the Foundation, and when they are released from the hospital, all have ongoing treatment, medication, physical therapy and recheck appointment needs that must be met in order to ensure their recovery.

Additionally, they all need stability, affection, and often, some training to ensure their ability to be placed in a loving permanent home. We are always looking for individuals and families who are willing to open their hearts and homes to one of our rescued pets. Continue Reading →

Zach was only 7 weeks old when came to The S. Ford Foundation. He came into the Emergency Hospital because he was vomiting.

The Veterinarian examined him and discovered that the vomiting was caused by a birth defect called a Vascular Ring Anomaly. This defect occurs when blood vessels don’t develop properly before birth. These blood vessels wind around the puppy’s esophagus and create a “bottle neck” that is too small for food to pass through. Continue Reading →

When Gris came to the Foundation, she was originally an indoor only kitty who was put outside after the owners had a new baby. She was brought into the shelter by the neighbors of the owners because she was drinking a lot of water and appeared to be ill.

She was due to be euthanized by the shelter because she was thought to have a untreatable medical condition. Dr. Ford took her in and diagnosed her with diabetes mellitus. She responded VERY well to the insulin therapy and was doing GREAT, but the hard part was finding a loving home willing an able to give her injections twice daily to continue her life. Continue Reading →