Giving Tuesday – Frankenstein’s Story

Sick and injured, Frankenstein arrived at the GTHS as a stray. What we didn’t know was just how many medical issued he faced. Vulnerable animals come through the doors of the Animal Centre every day, but this was an exception. Caring for animals takes dedication and time. Thankfully, with the help of our donors, medical care team and volunteers, animals like Frankenstein receive the love and support they need to survive.

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Frankenstein was starving and needed medical attention for an upper respiratory infection. He went through multiple rounds of antibiotics but still had congestion and bloody discharge. He also had a head tilt that was noticed by the care team and on top of it all, he had to undergo dental surgery.

After nearly a month’s stay at the Animal Centre, the team examined Frankenstein’s left ear due to the head tilt, and concluded ablation surgery was required due to either repeat infection or trauma to his ear; this left Frankenstein deaf on one side.

Following his ablation surgery, Frankenstein experienced facial paralysis which was still present at the time of adoption. It was then discovered that Frankenstein was FIV positive, a lifelong hurdle for his overall wellness.

Despite everything, Frankenstein’s sunny disposition never changed. 

Meet sweet Frankenstein, with his cuddly personality and unique, loud purr.

Animals like Frankenstein are fortunate to have the support of our donors in circumstances like this: in need of immediate help, coming to us injured or sick without someone to help them along.

This holiday season, thanks to a visionary donor, your gifts to this important program will be matched up to $10,000, giving us an extra boost in helping animals like Frankenstein.  This means that virtually every animal who comes to our animal hospital will receive the care that they need regardless of how they got here or whether they have an owner.

By Giving Tuesday, we hope to raise $40,000 to cover the cost of unexpected surgeries, of which we have up to 60 per year. Please consider a gift from now until Giving Tuesday (November 29th). Your gift doubles from now until then!

Stay tuned for our next update on Frankenstein’s recovery. Coming soon!

Happy Giving Tuesday.

With gratitude,
Sonya Reichel
Executive Director 

 PS: This #GivingTuesday we are gratefully accepting donations for the animals in our care like Frankenstein. Remember, your gift will be matched!


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