Emergency! A vegan and her dog need our help!  »

Leesah, a vegan for 18 years,* found out her dog Schultz has aural hematomas and needs surgery within days. Schultz’s ear is filling up with blood and fluid and it sounds hella awful. Leesah went to the low-cost vet mobile and they were able to drain the ear a little, but it’s filling up with fluid again and they say it will continue to do so until it bursts.

You see the need for the operation. However, the vet mobile people quoted the surgery at about $600, which Leesah does not have. She’s been able to raise a little but has a ways to go. I’m hoping we can rally the community to help poor Schultz! 

Leesah has set up a ChipIn page where you can easily donate. I haven’t met Leesah but we’ve been in contact via email after Pets for Life NYC told her we might be able to help. If you want to contact Leesah directly, email me and I’ll put you in touch. At the bottom is her invoice from the low-cost vet mobile. 

Leesah says Schultz saved her from depression and she loves him very much! I saw he’s super cute and I’m sad for him!

*Update: I thought she was 18, that’s actually how long she’s been vegan! My bad, I was confused.


Hey NYC: Take this sweet guy in from the cold!  »

Pepe needs a home! A volunteer from the Pets for Life NYC program sent me an email about this cute dog: “He’s been living alone in a fenced-in lot in the Bronx for over a month, and although kindly neighbors are feeding and watering him he’s going to need a foster, adopter or rescue before it gets cold.”  

If you think you can foster or adopt Pepe, contact

Here’s where Pepe’s been living:

Here’s a more detailed description from a volunteer:

Pepe is a lovely, young, rottie, shepherd, pit mix who was left in a lot after his owner was arrested. Local residents have been feeding him and giving him water and Pets for Life NYC bought him an insulated dog house to keep him warm. Pepe as you can see in the photos is a wonderfully friendly dog. He sits for treats and has a very soft mouth when taking treats. He did not resource guard when our volunteer took away toys and food from him. He also did not show any guarding behavior over his fenced in space. He licked our volunteer in the face throughout the duration when our volunteer was putting together the dog house. Pepe is not neutered and showed some humping and over-stimulation with our volunteer which is to be expected from a young, unneutered dog with his energy level who has been getting little physical or mental stimulation. However, the behavior never escalated and our volunteer was easily able to control Pepe by offering hm some treats which he sat for on command. He’s a great dog and we are hopeful a rescue group may take him before the cold sets in.

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