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New X-ray machine urgently needed for sick and injured pets

Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2021
A new X-ray machine will help pets suffering from illness and injury, like Wednesday and Bacardi.

After more than 17 years of service, our X-ray machine has totally and completely bit the dust.

It will cost $2,000 to rent a temporary X-ray machine to last us until a new one can be installed in late January – and the new X-ray machine will cost us $20,000.

Our X-ray machine is used multiple times every single day by our shelter veterinary team to diagnose homeless pets whom we take into our care and prepare for adoption, as well as by our Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital team which provides affordable veterinary care to pets belonging to families of modest means.

X-rays (or as they’re called in the field of veterinary medicine, radiographs) are used to detect issues such as:

  • Fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Swallowed foreign objects and obstructions
  • Masses and certain cancers
  • Arthritis
  • Congestive heart failure and other cardiac issues
  • Bladder stones and urinary blockages
  • And many other abnormalities in tissues, bones, and organs

Tens of thousands of dogs, cats, kittens and puppies have benefited from our old X-ray machine. We would be so grateful if you’d consider helping us fund its replacement, which will help us continue to provide care to sick and injured pets who are in desperate need.

Please help offset this unexpected – and immediately necessary – expense and make your donation by December 31, 2021. If we raise the full $22,000 needed to purchase a new X-ray machine, any donations made above and beyond our goal will be designated towards our area of greatest need. Thank you!

If we raise the full $22,000 needed to purchase a new X-ray machine, any donations made above and beyond our goal will be designated towards our area of greatest need.

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