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Betty Boop, Cuts Like a Knife

If we had the means to help them, we would, unfortunately we are struggling to keep our employees paid.

— Michelle, the parents' employer —

Betty Boop is an 8-year old rescue dog and lives a successful life with parents who normally have no trouble paying debts or caring for their pet. We’re told that normally you can find Betty dressed in a dress and happily playing with her siblings and walking with her mama. When Betty, a normally pretty rambunctious dog ingested something she shouldn’t have, she ended up with sharp – and very dangerous – bone shards in her intestines.  Without going into emergency surgery to remove the shards, there was little likelihood Betty could possibly survive.  Betty’s parents are long time employees of the same company, and their employer, feeling so guilty about having to have drastically reduce both their paychecks because of COVID-19, wrote us a touching letter, asking us to help. She was in critical condition. Max’s very quickly reviewed the application and assisted with treatment!

Betty did incredibly well during surgery and started her recovery almost immediately!

About Our Veterinary Partner:

As the Founding Partner Practice for Max’s Helping Paws FoundationPet Specialists of Monterey is the first to offer 24-hour emergency service and a surgical-referral clinic specializing in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and internal medicine in this area. As a referral practice, Pet Specialists collaborates with other veterinarians – from San Luis Obispo to Santa Cruz County – to ensure the very best medical care for pets. The emergency facility accepts patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pet Specialists does not perform general animal care, such as check-ups, dentistry, or vaccines.

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