Imagine if your beloved pet suddenly became injured or seriously ill, and your veterinarian said the prognosis was good with proper care, but you simply could not afford to pay for it. Imagine if you were living on a small fixed income or had a low-paying job and there was nothing left over for an emergency. Imagine if nine lives were just not enough for your pet, who is so important to you and your family.
That is why we are here. NY Save Animals in Veterinary Emergency (NY SAVE) was incorporated in 1998 to provide funds for emergency care when pets most need it and their owners have exhausted all other avenues. Veterinarians aid in the effort by reducing their normal fees to provide life-saving treatment.Read more
Bella is a 10-year old Domestic Shorthair who was having difficulty urinating. She was diagnosed with cystic calculi from the veterinarian. Her growth was surgically removed and she is now back to normal.
Jade had a tumor on her right ear canal which was surgically removed. Her owner is thankful that she is no longer in pain and discomfort.
Chiquito is a 7-year old MC Chihuahua who had bilateral mandibular fractures. He was very painful and had to be syringe fed by the owners. His jaw fractures were repaired via a bone plate and screws. His owners report that he is doing very well, is comfortable and is eating on his own.
Roxie is a 7-year old Labrador Retriever who had been suffering from a series of growths in her mouth and on her head. If they continued to grow the possibilities of infection spreading would be very great and severely affect the quality of her health.
Dean is a 3-year old Norwegian Forest Cat. He had only been a resident of NYC for a few months. His owner was concerned that he was not adjusting well to his new surroundings — she observed a very noticeable shift in his overall health and demeanor. Luckily, after noticing his continuing anguish, she took him to be evaluated. Dean needed to be unblocked in order to gain relief.
Isabella is a 3- year old Shih-Tzu. She had severe discomfort and pain caused by a pyometra (uterine infection). Little Isabella was not acting like herself and when extreme pain and discomfort was plaguing her, Isabella’s owners acted quickly to take her to their trusted veterinarian for help.
My heartfelt thanks to NY SAVE and the amazing staff at 4 Legged Friends Veterinary Group. My family (Gizmo, Bella, Romeo, and Mishka) have been patients for years. This year has been especially difficult for many both personally and financially. NY SAVE, Dr. Jacobson, and Debbie have been a blessing of support and generosity helping my Bella that will always be remembered. Thank you for everything. With much gratitude. The Ritz Family.
I am very grateful for the help which I was able to obtain from the NY SAVE Program for partially sponsoring my pet Rocky’s surgery. He was diagnosed on September 2020 with a perennial hernia which prevented him from properly emptying his bowels. This can be a very expensive surgery but the NY SAVE program was able to step up and help with the financial cost. Now Rocky is in very good health and is back to being playful again.
Finding the right words to thank you, 4 Legged Friends and NY SAVE are hard to come by only because the usual thank you isn’t big enough. You came in like a superhero and saved our Gracie cat. Without your help I fear we may have lost her. You kept our family whole which is huge in these times of uncertainty. You, the doctors and the organization are so amazing, kind and extremely professional. I will forever be grateful and singing your praises. I’ve shared your information with all of my friends and on my social media outlets.
I was in touch with you at some point over the summer to request vet funds to help my cat, Mum, which I received. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you, from the bottom of my heart for helping. You referred me to Forest Hills Cat Hospital, and they were excellent. I so appreciate your help, and wanted to let you know.
One morning while petting my 7 year old fur baby, Layla, I noticed a small lump on her chest. I take her to the veterinarian and surgery is needed. We are in the middle of a pandemic and I am disabled and I just could not see me being able to afford this and I was devastated! I could not let anything happen to my baby. This is when I started making calls. I had to find some help. I was referred to Four Legged Friends Veterinarian Clinic and told to ask about the NY SAVE program for financial assistance in emergencies. This referral turned out to be the Blessing and Miracle I so desperately needed. The staff and Drs. at Four Legged Friends are AWESOME! They were so very helpful in taking me through the eligibility process, and when I found out my Layla and I met the criteria, I was elated! Layla received her necessary surgery, all testing, and medications. EVERYTHING and is doing very well. Not to mention her Mommy is doing better also, because NY SAVE was there when we needed them, NY Save(d) us. I can’t thank them enough.