Letter from Lori

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am writing to you today to share an inspiring story about our work and to ask for your vital support to continue serving our community. For the past several months, DDR’s mobile clinic has become a community focused, vital resource for low-income families and their beloved pets. Operating two to three days a week, our clinic offers essential spay/neuter services, vaccinations, and microchipping. Tuesday and Thursday, our mobile clinic parks behind Clancy’s Closet, and our team performs surgeries for 20-25 cats and dogs.

Allow me to share a special story that exemplifies the impact of our work. Baby, a beautiful two-year-old blue pit bull, had a litter of puppies about four months ago. Her owner, who was recently housed, reached out to us in desperate need of spay/neuter services for Baby, and Lucky, her male dog. Two months ago, we successfully neutered Lucky, but due to a series of unforeseen circumstances, Baby’s spay appointment was repeatedly delayed. Despite these challenges, our team remained patient and committed. Finally, we were able to pick up Baby and her owner, bring them to Clancy’s Closet, and Dr. Hoffman performed the much-needed spay surgery.  This story highlights the compassion and perseverance that define our work and the trust we build with the families we serve.

In addition to our spay/neuter services, our Cat Box Clinic addresses various medical needs for pet cats from low-income families who cannot afford veterinary care. Dr. Hoffman and RVT Claudia treat cats with wounds, ringworm, upper respiratory infections, and various skin, eye, and ear infections. Families contribute what they can, but no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

Running these clinics is not inexpensive. We bear the costs of staff salaries, medicines, and supplies, just like any for-profit veterinary clinic. To continue providing these critical services, we urgently need your support. A donation of $100 covers spay/neuter and vaccinations for a cat, while $200 does the same for a dog.


Please consider making a donation today to help us continue our mission. Your generosity ensures that we can keep our mobile clinic and Cat Box Clinic running, offering a lifeline to pets and their families who need it most.   DONATE

Thank you for your kindness and support.

With gratitude,

Lori Weise
Executive Director – Founder

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