Making the world a better place, one pet at a time.
Recognizing the healing power of companion animals, the mission of Heart2Heart Pet Lifeline is to keep pets out of shelters and rescues and help owners keep them in loving homes. To that end, we provide financial assistance for veterinary care to income-eligible pet families in need who do not have other options for care. No owner should have to choose between medical care and euthanizing or surrendering a pet.
We are a new nonprofit organization in the La Crosse, WI area, hoping to make a difference. We work with Coulee Region Humane Society and other pet rescue organizations, as well as local veterinarians, to identify clients and award grants not to exceed $400 for services needed to keep pets healthy and in loving homes.
We all have good intentions but sometimes mistakes are made. Jennifer’s six-week old puppy, Blue, needed immediate critical care. Unfortunately Blue was exposed to high levels of direct heat when the family kenneled him and left the home, forgetting to turn of the space heater that blew directly into his kennel. When they arrived home he was severely dehydrated and vomiting. With our quick help, Jennifer took Blue to the vet who gave him the critical care he needed. He is doing so much better, just finished his prescription food is eating and drinking and playing like a typical pup would. Jennifer was incredibly thankful for the care we were able to provide.
We just helped Prince and Margaret! Prince had blood in his urine and needed help. A visit to the vet, some tests and medication, and Prince is on the mend. Margaret thanks you all for the help
Nancy’s best dog Rhumba wasn’t feeling well. He was throwing up, lethargic, not eating, drinking, or eliminating. The vet determined that he had a urinary blockage which required emergency surgery. We kicked in some financial assistance for which Nancy is very grateful. And, Rhumba is doing much better, back to his bouncy self!
Not all of our endings are happy. Jackie’s cat, Ruthie, was struggling and needed to get to the vet. The vet uncovered many problems ranging from kidney disease to pancreatitis to heart disease. As hard as it was, Jackie was able to make an informed decision about ending the life of her beloved Ruthie.
Darren had a dog with chronic health problems. He got Peepers to the vet and learned that there wasn’t life-saving help. Darren decided to take Peepers home for one more day together and Peepers died the same night, at home with his person. Everyone reading this knows the heartbreak. We hope these people at least had some peace of mind, knowing they did everything they could.