The Picasso Veterinary Fund paid for Terry's medical treatment before he found his new home at a pet adoption event.
Terry's Looking Ahead to a Bright Future!
Picasso Veterinary Fund in Action! (March 2011)
When NYPD officers found six-month-old Terry with his mom and siblings one cold day last December, they were living in a filthy junkyard, hungry and neglected. Surprisingly, none of the Pit Bull family's members except Terry suffered from any major health issues. Terry, however, had a huge mass on his head that resembled a cone. The mass was an abscess, and required immediate medical attention.
The rescuing offices contacted Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C). AC&C Field Operations got Terry's "owner" to sign the dogs over to Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C). They were then taken to AC&C's Care Center in Manhattan, where AC&C staff contacted the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals to see if Terry's medical treatment could be paid for by the Picasso Veterinary Fund.
A victim of neglect in a junkyard, Terry arrived at the AC&C shelter with a huge abscess on his head.
We arranged for Terry to be treated by NYC Veterinary Specialists, one of our Picasso Veterinary Partners. Hospital staff cleaned and drained the abscess, which, judging by the amount of extra skin that remained after draining, had been growing for quite some time. Following the surgery, Terry was put on antibiotics and transferred to One Love Animal Hospital for follow-up care. When he was ready to leave the hospital, we arranged for him to be cared for by a foster family.
A Chelsea couple walking their Boxer, Aragorn, spotted Terry at an adoption event in Greenwich Village, where dogs and cats from the Picasso Veterinary Fund appeared on a North Shore Animal League America mobile adoption unit. They decided that he would make the perfect addition to their family. They gave him a new name — Finnegan. So now Finnegan is enjoying all the comforts of a new home, and a new brother and playmate whom he adores!
You'll have the opportunity to meet Finnegan this month when he and his new family make a guest appearance at the spot Winter Olympic Games, a fundraiser for the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance on Saturday, March 26, at spot's Chelsea location at 145 West 20th Street. This fun event will feature canine agility demonstrations by gold medal agility trainer and behaviorist Kris Seiter and her agility champions. Plus, you can bring your own dog to run through the agility course for a chance to win a medal!
Supporting the Picasso Veterinary Fund is one way you can make sure that more dogs like Finnegan get the help they need to get back in the running for a chance at a new home. The Fund was created to help dogs and cats that arrive at AC&C shelters injured or sick. Thanks to the Fund, more of these animals are getting that much-deserved second chance.
Renamed Finnegan, Terry is enjoying the good life with his new family, including seven-year-old Boxer Aragorn.
We hope you'll join us on March 26 and meet Finnegan in person. You also can make a convenient online, tax-deductible donation to the Picasso Veterinary Fund. Better yet, sign up to make monthly donations to the Fund — so your gift keeps giving all year long!