Medical fund

Hope Medical Fund

Berkeley Humane's Hope Medical Fund was created to help sick or injured animals in the shelter system, who are least likely to find loving homes. The sad truth is, animals with medical needs are often passed over simply due to the financial commitment required to care for them. By rescuing and providing treatment to these animals, Berkeley Humane is able to give the most vulnerable animals the second chance they deserve.


The Hope Medical Fund is a restricted fund directly supporting Berkeley Humane’s on-site veterinary hospital, the only one in the East Bay dedicated to exclusively serving shelter animals. The Hope Medical Fund provides animals with the continuous medical oversight and care they need to be ready for adoption – with some animals needing more help than others.


This year, Berkeley Humane will have over $400,000 in expenses to medically prepare over 1,000 animals for adoption. By supporting the Hope Medical Fund, you can give these vulnerable animals the second chance they deserve.



Hope Medical - Blue

Most people look at puppies and see how cute they are, but when we’re pulling puppies from overcrowded shelters such as those in the Central Valley, we know that they soon could be in a…

Hope Medical - Tagalong

Not much is known about Tagalong before he came to Berkeley Humane, and his injury was a mystery. All we needed to know was that there was a stray kitten with a dislocated hip at an overcr…


Odin, a 6-year-old bulldog mix, was returned to Berkeley Humane. His adopter loved him dearly, but after an unexpected and significant increase in his rent he could no longer afford to meet al…


Sometimes when animals are transferred to Berkeley Humane from local municipal shelters, their injuries are not obvious. With Claire, that was not the case. One look at her and it was clear wh…


Nothing prepared us for this. When we saw Leo for the first time, our hearts just broke. He was extremely dirty, his fur was severely matted, and foxtails were embedded in countless places. Th…