As many in the community know, Singe was our beloved hospital cat who came to us in 2004 as the victim of animal abuse. After her amazing recovery, she was with us for over thirteen years as a happy, healthy and loving little celebrity in our community who helped educate about pet care, animal abuse, and the wonderful possibilities of veterinary medicine. For more details, see her profile under Our Staff.
Named in her honor, our Singe Fund was started with a donation from two of our wonderful clients to ensure that the cost of her care would be covered; we chose to instead designate that money to help cover some of the costs of special cases at our hospital. Thanks to the compassion and generosity of so many of our clients, the fund has evolved into an ongoing resource for our clients and their pets in cases where there is truly a need for assistance.
Sometimes the donations are used for treatment supplies to care for orphaned kittens or puppies that our client is fostering, or an injured pet with no known owner; other times they are used for complex surgeries or treatments when a financial supplement can make a real difference in the medical options available for some of our patients and their owners. In each case, our Singe Fund provides another way for us to continue Caring for Pets and their People.