Good Samaritan Fund
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BLUE THE HERO DOG! Blue was shot trying to protect his family during a home invasion. Our Good Samaritan Fund allowed this 'hero dog' to return to a family that loves him dearly and is forever grateful for his protection.
The story of Blue, the hero dog.
  PENN VET RYAN HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH PASSIONATE PET PEOPLE TO SAVE THE LIVES OF HUNDREDS OF COMPANION ANIMALS THAT OTHERWISE COULD NOT AFFORD TREATMENT LIKE....  
Recent donations (28 donations)
Name DescendingX Amount
Nicole Agostino, DO $100.00
Dr. Maxwell Bush
Christa Chu and Andrew Schmidt
Stephanie Crooks and Monty Essid
Lilliana and Luigi DiPaolo
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Top donors (28 donations)
Annette Gittelman $5000.00
Joel and Blaire Epstein
Jayneann and Matthew Wikler $2000.00
Tom and Judi Sprague $250.00
Nancy and Mark Rondeau $250.00
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Unexpected injury or illness can befall our most beloved pets. Life-saving treatments such as surgery can be expensive and unattainable, especially for those who lack pet insurance. Fortunately, Ryan Hospital has a Good Samaritan Fund that can help offset some of those costs for pets with a good prognosis, whose families qualify for assistance under the guidelines of the Fund.

The team at Penn Vet Ryan Hospital provides world-class veterinary medicine to trauma victims like Blue 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ryan Hospital is designated as a Certified Level I Facility by the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, indicating the highest level of patient care. Ryan Hospital is also designated as one the nation's top veterinary trauma centers by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
Why give to the Good Samaritan Fund?
Surgery can be expensive, especially without pet insurance. Sometimes clients cannot afford complex treatments required to help their beloved pets. Fortunately, Ryan Hospital has a Good Samaritan Fund that can help offset some of those costs for pets with a good prognosis, who qualify for assistance under the guidelines of the Fund.

"These funds allow pet owners who have taken good care of their pets and lack the resources the opportunity to get some financial help," said Sally Powell, Director of Operations for Ryan Hospital. "While this is a wonderful program for responsible pet owners it is also a huge morale booster for the clinical staff who often have to humanely euthanize animals that would otherwise have a chance at a good life. "

As clinicians who enter the field of veterinary medicine to care for pets, it can be devastating on a personal and professional level to have to humanely euthanize animals that would otherwise have a chance at a good life. The impact of the Good Samaritan Fund on everyone involved is broad and meaningful.
Read more about Blue and how the Good Samaritan Fund at Penn Vet saved his life
http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/press-room/publications/penn-vet-extra/penn-vet-extra-march-2017/hero-dog
Animals Need Heroes Too!
The Penn Vet Good Samaritan Fund was created by generous pet lovers. Join them today and be a hero for dogs like Blue and the other companion animals featured on this page!
    Donation messages
    Thank you to Dr. Andreanne Cleroux for the excellent care she gave my Millie. --Nicole Agostino, DO
    In appreciation of Dr. Jodie Anderson and the loving & compassionate care she provided to my beloved Lily. --Suzanne Weiss
    Please send a donation letter to Mr. and Mrs. Colangelo in memory of their son Peter J. Colangelo Jr. to 2 Liberty Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 --In memory of Peter J. Colangelo Jr.
    Memory of Stevie --Annette Gittelman
    In memory of Yuki Jordan-Detamore (dog) and for the other Jordan family pets who have been treated at Ryan --Ms. KAREN JORDAN
    In honor of Smush Senatore. --Christa Chu and Andrew Schmidt
    Please send the letter of donation to: Mr. and Mrs. Steven Levin, 1415 Autumn Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ. 08003 --Trudy Levin
    Congratulations Alexandra and Eitan on your engagement. This was a great and very self-less idea to recommend a donation to a charity that means a lot to the two of you. Love, love, love that the two of you chose to do that 3 Love from Aunt Mary (Murray), Scooter & Michelle Flowers p.s. - Sorry we missed the celebration. --Aunt Mary Murray, Scooter & Michelle Flowers
    Congratulations Alex and Eiton! Wishing you lots of love and fun times ahead as you plan for your wedding!! All our love, Tom, Judi, Elizabeth and Julia --Tom and Judi Sprague
    Congratulations to Alexandra and Eitan. We wish you much happiness. George & JoAnn Magnatta --GEORGE & JOANN MAGNATTA
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