Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA --Joe and his wife, Leslie, treat their two dogs, Drake and Lucy, like children. The couple, now in their 60’s, never had kids of their own, but their home has never been without love thanks to the affection they received from their often-misunderstood dogs.
When his little boy Drake got an eye infection that would not go away, Joe became concerned.
“No one wants to see their pets sick,” Joe said. “I know they would be there for me no matter what, and I would do anything to protect them.”
But, as Joe will admit, with the ever-increasing cost of living in Los Angeles, it’s not always easy to take care of your beloved companion animals. Joe did not know where to turn.
“The city has changed,” he says. “Everything is so expensive – it’s a struggle just to stay above water.”
“PAWS/LA has been a big help to my family,” he said. “Receiving the voucher to take Drake to the veterinarian to get his eye infection treated might have saved my boy’s life.”
Drake’s eyes were saved thanks to a generous grant that PAWS/LA received from the Banfield Foundation. Banfield provided the funding to send Drake to the vet and pay for his antibiotics.
“Thank you Banfield Foundation for helping the people who need the help,” said Joe. “What you do makes a big difference in our lives.”
Joe always advises people to “do something you enjoy and you’ll enjoy your life much better.” Now, his entire family will be able to enjoy many more years of happiness with their beloved dogs, thanks to PAWS/LA and the Banfield Foundation.