Hope Medical Fund

Living and Loving: A New Life After Hoarding

You see the stories in the media all too often. Someone who started with good intentions accumulates a large number of animals and then quickly becomes overwhelmed. We have seen people with large numbers of animals in their care struggling to provide minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, and veterinary care.

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From Excruciating Dental Pain to A New Loving Family

When we met Jupiter, a 2-year-old Pitbull mix, at an overcrowded public shelter, we were immediately smitten with her affectionate and gentle personality. She charmed everyone she met! But one look in her mouth told a different story. Jupiter was in urgent need of major dental surgery—a procedure that can

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Munchie, From the Street to Our Hearts

Most cats born on the streets cannot learn to live with people once they are beyond kittenhood. Munchie however, was a different kind of feral cat. In April, a local rescue group noticed this scruffy cat who was approachable and curious about people. He was brought to Berkeley Humane where

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From Street to Sleek—Thanks to You!

Once simple act of kindness can save a life. For senior cat Braveheart, it came in the form of a phone call to Berkeley Humane in late August 2020. Braveheart was your average neighborhood stray who survived off of handouts and garbage. Most people ignore strays, but some pay attention,

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And the “Longest Stay Award” Goes to…

In 2020, Ernest won the not-so-pleasant award for ‘Longest Stay.’ No, it’s not a testament to his patience to sit for a treat, but a tragic truth about senior dogs in rescue shelters. When we transported Ernest in February 2020, he was 12 years old, 65 lbs and deaf. The

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Iggy, A Medical Mystery

In February we welcomed a bouncing litter of four 8-weeks-old Husky mix puppies. Each puppy was vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and observed. All acted like normal puppies, except for one.

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