make happy endings come true: Sandy's Story...
a neutered three year old Golden Retriever, had a gentle and
loving disposition. And a special problem...which we
were able to solve.
had lost part of his front leg in a train accident.
Normally, three-legged dogs have no problem getting
around. However, Sandy lost only the part of his leg
from the elbow down, and it was not properly mended by a
veterinarian. So Sandy kept falling over because he was
trying to use the remainder of his injured leg as if it were
order to adjust to his loss and lead a normal, happy life,
Sandy required an operation to remove the remaining portion of
his leg. Fortunately, the CDHA found a veterinarian who
would perform the operation at the low cost of only
$150. However, being funded only by donations, we could
not afford even that price. So we publicized Sandy's
plight in the Albany Times Union and the Saratogian
in Saratoga Springs.
a week, we had raised over $2,000 for Sandy! Thanks to
the donations of many animal lovers, Sandy had his operation
and the CDHA was able to place the rest of the money in
"Sandy's Fund" -- a special savings account for
Association animals in need of special medical care.
for Sandy, he was soon placed in a good home with loving
Sandy's story had a happy ending, there are many other
unfortunate animals desperately in need of help. You can
help by making a contribution to Sandy's Fund.
help us save sick or injured animals in our care, please send
a contribution to Sandy's Fund. Please mail your check,
made payable to CDHA, Sandy's Fund to the following address:
The Capital District Humane Association
P.O. Box 11330
Loudonville, NY 12211