The Ladybug Fund is a non-profit organization that makes emergency veterinary care a possibility for Colorado pet owners who can't afford it.
Monkey’s Ashes fund covers the cost of humane euthanasia and after care in cases where treatment is not feasible.
thanks to our donors and supporters, Below are pets & Families who have been helped.
This is Blink. She is an adorable 12 week old domestic short haired kitten who got her paw stuck in a reclining chair. Mom brought her in to us worried that she had broken her leg. Funds from the Ladybug Fund were used to take x-rays, provide pain meds, and also a bandage. We are happy to report that no leg or toe bones were broken. The plan is for her to follow up with her regular veterinarian for a few bandage changes as her leg is healing from the trauma. She has 4 children who love her and said that they would keep an eye on her and make sure she rests while she is healing from her injury.
Boo-Boo is a one year old Blue Heeler mix who was attacked by another dog and suffered significant bite wounds that could be potentially life-threatening if not treated appropriately due to the risk of infection.. He was taken to Pets Emergency Hospital in Evan,Colorado.. Boo-Boo's owners had significant financial constraints and could not afford the cost of treatment. With the help of The Ladybug Fund, his wounds could be treated successfully. Here he is just before going home.
This is Duke a 3yr old Lab who had been playing in the yard on July 1st, cried out and was suddenly unable to walk on his hind end. Money from the Ladybug fund was used to help his owners pay for nursing care and rehab. As of 7/13 he was doing great walking on the left hind leg and was beginning to show some more motor movement in the right hind after acupuncture.
Maddy is an 8 year old black lab who has had an aural hematoma for 2 weeks which was unable to be repaired due to financial constraints. Money from the Ladybug Fund was used to give anti-inflammatory drugs, drain the ear and secure it to her head so that no further trauma could occur. She was sent home later that night with a new head dress and a much smaller ear.
Judy is an 8 year old Malamute who was recently treated at FCVEH after collapsing from pericardial effusion. Throughout her life Judy has been a therapy dog for her owner who is disabled and on a fixed income. Money from the Ladybug fund was used to perform life saving emergency treatment for a financially constrained owner. Because of the donations to the Ladybug Fund, we were able to send Judy home.
Bobber is a 3 year old Blue Tick Coon Hound who presented to the VEH overnight in shock and extremely painful after being hit by a car. After learning that his owners were under severe financial constraints, we were able to use money from the Ladybug Fund to place an IV catheter, administer fluids and pain medications, and return Bobber to a more comfortable and stable state. Bobber was hospitalized until morning when he could was transferred to his daytime veterinarian for continued care. Bobber is such a sweet boy and we were so thankful to be able to help a hurting patient in need with funds from the Ladybug Fund.
Pepper is a very sweet 7 year old chihuahua who came into the emergency hospital for unpredictable, severe pain in his hind end and tail chasing. Due to financial constraints, his owners would have otherwise not been able to afford treatment, but thanks to the Ladybug fund, we were able to perform a local nerve block in the area by his tail and send him home in comfort with several other medications for the long term management of the pain.
Bizarro is a 14wk old kitten who had been normal up until a few days before he came in. He started with sneezing, conjunctivitis and progressed to lethargy and more difficulty breathing. Money from the ladybug fund was used to help his owners pay for sub-q fluids and medication. His owners also continued with sub-q fluids at home. When we called to check on him we were informed that he was doing great! He started drinking water on his own, started eating dry food, playing with everyone, and was very energetic.
This is Daisy! She came to visit us because she was vomiting blood. The Ladybug Fund helped pay for medications to help protect Daisy's GI system through the night so that she could go to her regular veterinarian in the morning to figure out the cause of her bleeding.
This cute little girl is Addison. She came in to see us at the FCVERH for eye trauma of unknown origin just prior to presentation. Due to the severity of the damage to Addison eye, it was recommended that an eye specialist treat her as soon as possible. However, money from the Ladybug Fund was used to give her some pain medications to insure her comfort in the interim, as well as antibiotic pills and ointment for her eye to help fight off infection.
Meet Harley. This poor girl has an infected open wound on her rump. Money was given to Harley and her family to help pay for a good wound cleaning, a special tie-down bandage, and some medication to go home with her. She is such a trooper and we look forward to seeing her back for bandage changes.
Rex is a 6 month old chihuahua mix that came to see us for a several day history of vomiting and diarrhea. Lucky for him he tested negative for Parvo, so Ladybug money was used to give him subcutaneous fluids to keep hydrated. It also paid for dewormer medication for him to take home. Now this little guy is feeling much better!
This handsome boy is Mason. Him and his brother (another beautiful afghan hound) got into the trash and ate a bunch of moldy spaghetti and started to feel sick. Thanks to a donation from the Ladybug Fund, they were both able to get sub-cutaneous fluids to stay hydrated and activated charcoal to help the mold from making them any sicker. They got to go home and are feeling much better now!
This is Ebony! She got money from The Ladybug Fund to help clean up and abscess. She was picked on by a neighborhood cat and got bruised and needed the infected abscess cleaned out. With some help, she was treated and sent home with some pain medication and antibiotics to help her feel like herself again! She is feeling much better now thanks the the LBF!
This sweet girl is Dixie. She was brought to us by a good Samaritan who found her on the side of the road, probably after being hit by a car. She was a little beat up with some superficial wounds and was not bearing weight on her left fore limb. Radiographs showed no fractures or damage to her lungs, but she may have a some nerve damage to her left arm. We were able to clean her wounds and suture and bandage the larger lacerations. Amazingly, she has escaped from her yard two days earlier and we are able to locate her family by her microchip. They came to see her during her time at the hospital and then took her home. Dixie is doing better, and is working with her regular veterinarian to rehabilitate her lame leg.